Game Information

My students look forward to playing games and often ask, “Are we going to play a game today?”

All Read-Spell Games are presented as digital downloads. The games can be played either in person or online.

Recently Released: “4 or More!” games for Barton Books 9 and 10 are now available to complete the collection. The two new sets provide 26 more games to help you reinforce your lessons.


The “4 or More!” games are designed as a simple grid of words that give a student additional practice reading words that include the new concept or spelling rule that was recently taught in a specific Barton lesson. They are sold in sets, one set for each of the Barton Reading and Spelling System® levels, Books 2-10. Each set has at least 1 game board for every lesson within that Book.

Beginning/Ending Blends-Book 3
Shows an example "4 or More!" game board with diamonds around the words.
The OO Vowel Team-Book 8

Watch the video to learn how to play the “4 or More!” games with your students online – or in person.

My students loved playing “4 or More!” and I’m sure yours will, too!

The words on the gameboards can also be used as a quick review of past lessons at the start of the tutoring session – perhaps reading only 1 or 2 rows or columns before going on with the lesson. You could also send a copy of the gameboard home with your students so they can play it again with a parent for further practice and help in developing accuracy and fluency with these words.

Sampler Packet
Sampler Packet

Download the Free “4 or More!” Sampler Packet to get the complete list of all the games and their concepts within all 9 sets and receive one free game from each set.

To purchase specific sets of games go to the Game Store.

Tips and Tricks for Playing “4 or More!”

When playing the “4 or More!” games, my students like the variety of options that they have with the Zoom annotation tools.

Words can be marked with circles or triangles,

highlighted as circles or squares,

or, the straight line tool can segment a word into its syllables and then draw a box around the word.

Organization Tips for “4 or More!” Games

For online play: Store your PDF copies of each “4 or More!” game file within a folder on your computer by Book number. Then you have easy access to them during a tutoring session.

If you are not familiar with the concepts for each Barton lesson, you could rename each of the files to identify the concept that is being reinforced in each game.

For in-person play: Store paper copies of all your games in a binder by Book number. Then use a plastic sleeve and dry erase markers when playing with a student. The marks can be erased easily when you are done and you can store the same copy of the game board for use with another student.

Use the FREE “4 or More!” title page when you store your game boards in a binder.

Questions about using Read-Spell games? Contact me.

Shows the logo for the the Barton Reading & Spelling System.

Susan Barton has reviewed and approved all the Read-Spell Games.