The Bottom Line
- Interactive card games engage learners in an entertaining way.
- The cards teach visual recognition of letter patterns.
- SocraTeaser and CaesarPleaser cards will help with comprehension of many English words.
- My "test kid" enjoyed the interaction of this activity and the game approach.
- Struggling readers will need guidance while using this product.
- The cards are expensive at about $15.00 per deck.
- Reading and language card decks help students learn elements of reading and develop language skills.
- The cards are a bit smaller than standard playing cards, are thinly coated for added durability, and can be wiped clean.
- In my opinion, the cards would be best used as part of a reading program in school or structured homeschool curriculum.
Guide Review - Washington Reads - Card Games for Reading and Language Development
Available decks include:
- Crazy Sounds - Teaches long vowel sounds, vowel sounds affecting tense, and patterns of letters creating sounds.
- My Turn, My Turn - Teaches blends and adjacent consonants with short vowels in single-syllable words.
- Don't be Greedy - Teaches short vowel sounds in consonant-vowel-consonant words.
- Outlaw - Teaches sight word phrases.
- Sound Off 1 - Teaches vowel patterns for "oe" "ou" "ee" sounds.
- Sound Off 2 - Teaches vowel patterns for "ae" "ee" "oo" "u" "ie" sounds.
- New York Minute - Provides practice for words with multiple syllables.
- Fish for Endings - Teaches regular word ending patterns to help with recognition, pronunciation, and spelling.
- SocraTeaser - Teaches spelling and meaning of Greek roots of English words.
- CaesarPleaser - Teaches spelling and meaning of Latin roots of English words.