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High Frequency Words Matching Game (Now with Audio)


© R. Mirshahi

Instructions:

  • Choose your activity from the main page. Click the Start button to begin the game or reset at any time. The pause button pauses the timer so that you can take a break if you have to. Behind the cards, there are 12 pairs of matching high frequency words. Match them in the fewest number of flips. Go back to the main page to choose a different matching game. This game is designed to boost recognition of high frequency words as well as boosting visual memory in general. There are 14 different activities each including 12 high frequency words. The first set includes 1 to 2-letter words and set 14 includes words that are at least five letters long. Students must be able to recognize the words by sight and distinguish them from words of similar lengths that may have the same initial letters or those that closely resemble each other such as "come" and "came".

Students can fill out this chart as they flip the cards in the game. They can map out the positions of the words in each game and use what you have recorded to locate the matches more quickly. They can use the grid coordinates to help them.



High Frequency Word Lists:

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7
am - in
is - we
all - buy
can - has
hat - one
our - she
sit - you
am
is
all
can
hat
our
Sit
an
it
and
cat
her
out
son
as
me
any
day
him
put
sun
at
my
are
did
his
ran
the
be
no
ask
eat
how
rat
too
by
of
ate
end
man
red
two
do
on
bat
fat
men
run
use
go
or
bed
fly
not
sat
was
he
so
big
for
now
saw
way
I
to
boy
get
off
say
who
if
up
but
had
old
see
why
in
we
buy
has
one
she
you

Exercise 8
Exercise 9
Exercise 10
Exercise 11
Exercise 12
Exercise 13
Exercise 14
away - four
from - like
live - pink
play - this
tree - your
about - pretty
thank - yellow
away
from
live
play
tree
about
thank
baby
girl
look
ride
walk
again
their
ball
give
make
said
wall
before
there
bank
good
many
some
want
black
think
been
have
most
soon
well
brown
three
book
help
much
stop
were
could
under
call
here
must
take
what
every
where
came
hide
once
that
when
going
which
come
into
only
them
will
little
white
down
jump
open
then
with
other
woman
find
know
over
they
work
please
would
four
like
pink
this
your
pretty
yellow

Suggested Lessons or Activities:

  • It may be beneficial to choose fewer number of words from the list above (4 words to start with) and write the words on cards and ask the students to read the words as they flip the cards to match them before moving to the computer game.
  • This game is designed to help primary students with recognition of high frequency words. Students should be encouraged to practise to improve their scores. Initial tests indicate that this resource can be very effective for increasing sight vocabulary if used properly. The game is suitable for children and adults alike to boost memory. According to some experts playing memory games may be beneficial for Alzheimer patients.

Special Features:

  • full screen to allow student to focus on the activity without distractions
  • stopwatch
  • flip counter
  • choose from different matching words activities
  • works very well with Interactive Whiteboards and Flash enabled tablets
  • pronunciations of the words

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