This packet is loaded with awesome activities that will get you through the month of February! I am in love with the variety of functional language skills covered, and the versatility to use this packet across grades, levels, and goals. Included are the following:
Love Bug Mash Game- includes the following language task cards:
Conditional directions: 36 direction cards
Compare/contrast: 24 cards
Irregular nouns: 12 cards
Regular and Irregular Verbs: 42 cards
Social Thinking Vocabulary: 30 cards
To Play: Distribute a mat to each student. Shuffle direction cards and place face down in a pile. As each student draws a card, they complete the direction as it applies. If they complete the direction accurately, they get to keep the card on their mat. But watch out for the love bugs, they will come and snatch your cards! The student who collects the most cards wins!
Logic Puzzle: The students in Mrs. Smith’s class are having a bake sale! Use deductive reasoning, inferential clues, and the process of elimination to figure out what student is baking each dessert for the bake sale. Comprehension of complex sentences also targeted within this activity. Progress monitoring chart and answer key included.
Prepositional Directions Activity: Now help the students in Mrs. Smith’s class set up for the bake sale by following prepositional directions containing the following concepts: middle, right, over, above, between, next to, left. 12 directions total, Progress monitoring chart and answer key included.
Math Language Problem Task Cards: Help the students in Mrs. Smith’s class figure out their sales totals using simple addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Students are presented with word problems involving multi-step purchasing situations. Students must identify the math concept being targeted, comprehend and compute using math terminology, and highlight important vocabulary. Frequently used math terminology are used in the questions, such as sum, total, left over, half, dozen, etc. 18 task cards total. To Play: Print and laminate cards. Have students take turns drawing a card and reading the question. See if they can highlight or underline the key math vocabulary within the language problem. Give students scrap paper or dry erase boards so everyone in the group can solve/discuss the problem, computation, and vocabulary.
February Calendar Activity: Review student’s orientation to time and space through scheduling events on a calendar, answering questions using temporal (before/after) concepts, following directions with temporal and sequential concepts, and answering logic questions. 23 scheduling events/directions total.
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