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  • Phonics Jump
    Have the students stand up and face the teacher. The teacher says a word. If it starts with a "ch" sound, they all jump to the left. If it starts with a "sh", they all jump to the right. Any pronunciation can be specified. If a student jumps the wrong way, they are out. Last student in the game wins.

    If you have a lot of students jumping about, you can put them into two teams, and have one person from each team come to the front. The first person to make a mistake loses, and the other person gets a point.
    A fun way to practice pronunciation and phonics.

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