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Teach Reading with WORD Force: Fun Games Kids Love

Kindergarten, first, and second grade teachers will love WORD Force to help supplement teaching reading. These fun, free activities are games-based and kids will love them.

WORD Force: A Literacy Adventure is an excellent tool to help improve reading. These fun, free reading games give students the foundational reading skills they need in a fun, engaging practice that you can use as an enrichment or alongside your current reading program. If you’re in elementary school, this tool is a win for you; the kids will love it. Parents will too!

EVERFI sponsored this post. All opinions are my own.

What Reading Skills Does WORD Force Teach?

WORD Force is a research-based early literacy course that is free for teachers. Targeted to students in kindergarten through second grade, this is an excellent free course to use to teach:

  • Phonological awareness skills like rhyming (cat, sat)
  • Phonics skills like putting alphabet letters together to make written words
  • Spelling words like cat, sock, bike, and rain
  • Vocabulary building to know and use many words
  • Reading comprehension skills to understand the meaning of stories

The students are playing games, but as a teacher, you'll have lesson plans, activities, and discussion guides to accompany the lessons.

Additionally, you can recommend this to parents for them to play with their children at home. What a fun way to practice reading and learn together!

WORD Force is free from EVERFI, which has the ISTE Seal and Digital Promise Certification. Let's look at some of the things students will see and do in these fun, free reading games.

Phonics Skills

Putting alphabet letters together to make written words.

Phonological Awareness

Skills like rhyming (cat, sat)

Spelling Words

Learning to spell words like cat, sock, bike, and rain.


Building vocabulary to know and use many words.

Reading Comprehension

These skills will help kids understand the meaning of stories.

Oh, and there's so much more with WORD Force. I highly recommend these fun, free reading games for kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classrooms.

rhyming games

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Freda September 17, 2023 - 12:48 am

Thanks so much for sharing this game! I am a future educator and will be working with reading pretty soon and this will be a great resources for me to use!

Vicki Davis September 18, 2023 - 7:28 pm


Greg September 20, 2023 - 3:39 am

Thank you for the list! Will be trying some out with my students!


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