"Alpha-Flip" is a fun card game designed to teach young learners the sounds and written forms of the English Alphabet, and to directly associate the letters with the initial sounds in vocabulary items. Each alpha-flip set consists of 26 alphabet cards and 26 picture cards.
This is basically a memory game where all (or certain groupings) of the cards are placed face down on the floor or table. Students take turns, and they are allowed to turn over two of the cards. If they turn over a letter and a picture that employs that letter as its initial sound, they can keep the cards and score points. If the cards do not match up, they must turn them over again and it becomes the next student's turn. Obviously the way to win the game and obtain the most cards is to watch the cards other students turn over and try to remember (a) what sound that word begins with, or (b) what vocabulary item goes with that letter, and (c) where the cards are!
It is an excellent game for introducing alphabet and alphabet vocabulary to new learners in a fun and engaging way, and as they become more proficient additional sets can be introduced or combined. The letter cards also make handy teacher aids for other activities at this or higher levels.
Sets 1 and 2 employ the same vocabulary as Alphabet Flashcards Basic Sets 1 and 2, and Alpha-Chant 1 while alpha-flip sets 3 and 4 correspond to Basic Flashcard Sets 3 and 4 and Alpha-Chant 2.
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Alpha-Flip Set 1 (.pdf)
Alpha-Flip Set 2 (.pdf)
Alpha-Flip Set 3 (.pdf)
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Watch English Raven Member Dean Stafford using the Alpha-flip cards in a simple game with his young bilingual daughter...