The Jolly Phonics Programme has 72 “Tricky Words”. Tricky words, also known as High Frequency Words (HFW) , are small commonly occurring words in such as “was”, “is” and “their”.They are not phonetically regular so they cannot be sounded out. They are not nouns so a child cannot picture them either. In short, children need to learn to read these word by sight. Even if you are not following the Jolly Phonics programme these words are critically important for reading fluency.
I have created these small Bingo Cards for Tricky Words 1-10 for fun way to learn and reinforce learning 🙂
I designed them for use with a Bingo Dauber Pen (below) or a highlighter as a change from counters. Bingo daubers are easy to get and not that expensive either. I am also fed up of laminating everything and pouches cost a fortune in the large numbers required for classroom use!
Counters can of course be used with my boards. Unifix cubes fit perfectly as would small cubes of Lego.
The Caller Card is also included at the end of the PDF. I will create more of these boards over the coming weeks.
I would love to hear what you think of them so please leave me a comment. Would you like larger boards that can be laminated instead or even as well?
Miss Mernagh 🙂
ps. Clip art by DJinkers