TO TEACH PHONICS:
Spell a word with the letter dice. Have the child sound out the word and find the matching picture card.
TO REINFORCE SIGHT WORDS:
Place the sight word flash card in the holder (cover up the word for more advanced students) and match the letter dice to the flash card.
TO PRACTICE SPELLING:
I will say one of their spelling words and the child will spell the word using the letter dice. I will then reveal the flash card of the word and the child will check his/her work, make any necessary corrections, and repeat the word and its spelling aloud.
TO INCREASE VOCABULARY:
Occasionally I will have them roll the letter dice and I will try to make a word out of their roll. The student will then phonetically sound out the word and try to use it properly in a sentence.
Mix it up and keep it fun! There are so many possibilities with this Boggle Jr. Sometimes we will play a game to see how many times they have to roll the dice to spell each word. Other times we see how many words they can spell or sound out in a certain amount of time. We do not limit ourselves to the cards that come with the game, but often use our own flashcards to go with that week's lesson.