Getting students to ask questions (instead of just answer them) can be challenging. To solve this problem, I created these Language Fortune Tellers for my students.
But since I am an itinerant teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, I like my materials to be versitile- these can also be used for auditory memory, adjectives, vocabulary, expanding utterances, fine motor skills, and more!
5 fortune tellers: food, school supplies, superheroes, community helpers, and places.
In color and black and white. Folding instructions are included.
The idea was that food and school supplies could be the answers to What questions, superheroes and community helpers the answers to Who questions, and places the answers to Where questions.
How I Use Them:
For example, if I wanted to target asking What questions expressively, I could use the food fortune teller. I would set up a scenario with the child. For example, we are at a restaurant and everyone needs to decide what they want to eat. We could ask the fortune teller: What is for lunch? What does Mommy want to eat? What do I want for dinner? What is on the menu? What is the best food? The teacher would model asking the question and then using the fortune teller to get an answer. Then, the student or students can take turns asking the fortune teller variations of the What questions.
This is very targeted practice and repetitive because students will want to try and get different answers from the fortune teller. I find it useful for a very guided, first attempt to getting students to ask questions since it is structured and repetitive.
Overall these are a fun, engaging way to target some of your student's language goals!
If you have any specific vocab you think would make a good fortune teller, let me know and I can possibly add it to this file!
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Check out some of my other listening games here:
Go Fish Game: Ocean Animals
(also available in forest animals)
Go Fish Game: Describing People
Winter Scenes and Barrier Games
Getting Around Town: Following Directions and Auditory Memory
The places in this activity match the places in the fortune teller