In many special needs, life skills and ESL classes, students love getting out the door and experiencing the community first hand.
This 16 card community places 'Can you find?' game lets you do just that - you can play the game in the classroom first, and then take students into their local neighbourhood to see if they can match the places on the task cards with the real place or item. Students are challenged to read the vocabulary associated with familiar community places and then see if they can locate each one in the community during an excursion or activity.
The cards have been differentiated to cater to varying reading levels - one set have worded questions and the other have images of the community place or item to find. Students can build their community words vocabulary by matching the images with the worded cards first and then extend their skills to finding the locations in the community. The cards include a common sentence starter which provides reinforcement through repetition of key words and phrases, as well as introducing new vocabulary with the scaffold of imagery to support learning and retention.
Ensure you consider the safety and appropriateness of this activity for your own learner group - some learners may require higher levels of supervision and support than others.
The activity can be extended by asking students to find more than one example for each card, or by writing a note on the back of the card to say one thing they saw at each location.
If you like this activity, you may also wish to review 'Real World Maths - Building Skills for Diverse Learners' https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Real-World-Maths-building-skills-for-diverse-learners-2971323