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Word Thief First Level Card Game

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Price: $15.00

Item Number: WNWT1


Dolch Sight Words (First Level)

Players accumulate cards by saying the sight words on the cards they turn over. But watch out! The Word Thief could steal the words they've earned! This is the first level, one of six levels available (PrePrimer, primer, first, second, third, and phrases).

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Students should play this game with a proficient reader (parent, teacher, or peer) who can subtly correct errors and provide the word again when a student struggles.

  1. Before playing, decide how many Word Thief and Stop cards to include. Varying the number makes it more exciting for the players.
  2. Shuffle the cards and place the deck face down.
  3. The first player takes a card, reads the word on the card aloud, and then keeps the card. The player continues to take cards and read the words until one of the following occurs: 
    • The player decides to stop. He or she keeps all cards earned during that turn.
    • The player turns over a Stop card. His or her turn is over, but he or she keeps all cards earned during that turn.
    • Player turns over a Word Thief card. His turn is over, and he must return all cards earned during that turn to a discard pile.
  4. Play continues until all of the cards in the deck have been read. The player with the most cards wins.

Each Word Thief First Level card deck includes:

  • 51 durable playing cards (3.5 by 2.5 inches/89 by 63.5 mm), printed in rich color on top-grade card stock
  • Clear plastic case
  • Instruction card

Customer Reviews

Dec 19, 2014


I bought two sets of this level and also two sets of the Primer level words. My students love them and keep asking if they can play Word Thief today! Having two sets of each allows me to select a modest number of matching cards and have student teams play Word Snap or Word Memory. It is so worthwhile to find ways for sight word practice with my students that they actually enjoy.


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