If You Saied on the Mayflower Headbands engages students and reinforces questioning skills as well as expanding expression and descriptions. This game can provide a fast formative and summative assessments in just a few minutes and students are having fun! Students don’t even know they are being assessed! My Speech Pathologist uses this card games in my regular Fourth Grade classroom to work with those students who are still struggling with phonics and word retrieval skills. She also uses them with her younger students in preschool to grade 3 to work on expressive and receptive language skills in the areas of: asking/answering WH questions, basic concepts, categories and pragmatic language skills. We also used these cards as a spring board into research and a writing project. Students picked topics they did not know much about and did some quick research.
These are the topics on the cards: Mayflower, Native American, pilgrim, Plymouth Rock, separatist, Speedwell, Oceanus, glig-gabbety puke stocking, shallop, hardtack, salt horse, braziers, psalm, Mayflower compact, John Carver, herb, Patuxet, Samoset, Chief Massasoit, Squanto, loft, squirrel, trundle bed, crow, trencher, voider, doublet, pumpkin, maize, cornbread, breeches, spit, Captain Jones, John Smith, squash, sweet potato, apron, apple, hat, shoes, duck, dress, shirt, horse, kettle, butter churn, firewood, tepee, deer, pinecone, sunflower, lobster, acorn, wheat, basket, oyster, popcorn, carrot, turnip, onion, cabbage, cucumber, radish, turkey, bonnet, strawberry, cherries and plum.
*the vocabulary and people come from the book If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. I also included other items that go with the book such as the food eaten and mentioned the in book.
This bundle includes:
*68 If You Sailed on the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving Themed Cards
*Question cards for students who are doing the guessing
*Idea card for expanding expression and descriptions
Students will enjoy doing something fun instead of the typical worksheet.
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