The Reading Game is a fast action memory card game created by Kenneth Hodgkinson, the author of Wordly Wise. A series of 6 books and 6 sets of cards work together to make reading fun and exciting. Upon completing the entire series of books, the reader should have a reading vocabulary of 180 words.
Each book in The Reading Game tells a new story using only 30 new words. Each of the 30 words is broken down into six sets of five words. Each set of five words is taught by simply matching the words in a game. Learning is proven by giving simple tests such as “The Cat is not sad”. A student may only move on once proving they have mastered the provided list of words at that time.
I played this game with my son, who is my struggling reader and found he did quite well with it. He found matching the words and repeating them in the game a lot of fun. He actually enjoyed the simple but fun readers provided along with the game. It didn’t take a long time to play the game during each session; no more than around 30 minutes a day. His reading skills were strongly strengthen from playing The Reading Game.