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Describe it! Semantic Mapping Game Boards {use alone or with programs like EET}

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Make semantic mapping, describing and vocabulary building FUN with this packet of game boards!

These 15 game boards will provide plenty of practice for students to describe common objects and people in lots of different ways!

They can also be used to help teach and practice each "bead" on the EET (Expanding Expressions Tool). My students, for example, needed extra practice to learn how to describe items/people/animals/etc, according to EET’s recommended categories. Focusing on each “bead” category helped them become more proficient EET users, and these game boards are perfect for that!! Plus, a little friendly competition keeps my students motivated!

Each of the game boards should be played in the traditional way. Each student rolls the die or spins the spinner and advances “X” spaces on the board. He/she then describes the item/picture landed on based the criteria for the game board.
- 2 game boards focus on describing category/group
- 2 game boards target describing the items’ action or function
- 2 game boards target describing location (where you would find it)
- 3 game boards focus on describing the items’ composition (what the item is made of) * my students have the most difficulty with this skill
- 2 game boards require students to describe the items’ parts or components
- 2 game boards target describing appearance/physical attributes (what the item looks like)
- 2 game boards ask students to tell everything the know about the items that land on.

*The game boards are labeled accordingly.

Print the 15 individual game boards on cardstock or paper. Laminate for durability. No cutting needed! Use your own game pieces and die or spinner OR use the “make your own” die or spinner on page 18 - just print, cut and fold the die or cut/assemble spinner with a metal brad.

These can also be sent home for homework or extra practice!

It should be noted that EET/EETchy/Expanding Expression Tool’s copyright belongs to Sara Smith, SLP. I highly recommend this program for increasing expressive language skills. http://www.expandingexpression.com

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