Join the May Language Club to get a bundle of games at a reduced price! Each week I will update this product and you will receive a brand new language game (PreK-5th grade level) that you can use with your students. All activities have a color and black/white printable as well as a NO PRINT version included. Data sheets are also included with individual and group options (as appropriate).
Week 1 - The ULTIMATE Tool for Language Intervention
This AMAZING bundle is so versatile, you can’t live without it! There are 72 picture cards available in color and black/white. Picture cards are also available with words printed underneath in ALL CAPS and all lowercase letters, which makes them useful for preschool as well as the early elementary years. There are also 72 other word cards (verbs, prepositions and adjectives) included. Word cards are color-coded but also available in black/white (and in upper/lowercase sets). There are 15 fill-in-the-blank sentence strips and sentence starters as well as 4 additional blank sentence strips available!!! A NO=PRINT activity and individual/group data sheets are also included in this irresistible bundle!
So how many different ways can you use these materials? A LOT!!! Here are some examples of how I used them in therapy:
- For students working with assistive technology (with dynamic displays), I have been using these sentences strip set to have students practice finding new vocabulary on their devices and sequencing the sentences. Because the “word finder” on the program my students are using has a basic QWERTY keyboard, I use the word and picture cards that have ALL CAPS so my younger students can match the letters independently as they search for words. This has been an amazing tool to help my students with assistive technology generalize their skills and become more independent when using their devices outside of therapy
- I have several students who have significant difficulty answering basic “what” and “where” questions. So I have been providing them with multiple choice picture responses (as you have seen in some of my other products. For students who are working on answering questions and using sentences – use the picture cards to create a multiple-choice picture response set (4-6 pictures). After you ask the question, have the student place the picture card (and other word cards as necessary) on the sentence strip and say the sentence about the target picture (e.g. What can you eat? –I eat the apple).
- For students working on word relationships, this bundle offers a fantastic array of pictured items that can help student practice associations, categorization/exclusion and comparing/contrasting. There are sentence starters to help student organize their response when explain how items go together and/or differ from one another.
- Use these cards for writing supports for students who struggle to form a sentence. The word cards can be used in conjunction with the picture cards to have students practice sequencing parts of a sentence first then transfer it to writing. The picture cards and NO-PRINT activity can also be used as writing prompts to help students who need visual to help them come up with sentences.
Week 2 - Vocabulary Carnival
There are 40 word cards and 8 additional game cards included in this set (available in color and black/white). Have students pick a card and name as many associated words as they can for the target word. I typically give them one minute. My goal is to have students increase word retrieval and language processing skills while building vocabulary and word relationships. Give students 1 point for each associated word named in a minute. You can also use this game to have students define/describe words (in the same format). Additional game cards can be used for added fun! All cards are also presented in a “NO PRINT” PDF version that you can use on your computer or tablet. Individual/group data sheets and example word associations are also included!
Week 3 - Shopping Spree: Tier 1 Vocabulary Activities
There are 32 pictured objects/animals and 32 description cards included in this printable set. There are coins displayed on the description cards that creates a fun addition to your game and also helps students works on coin recognition and addition with 1 and 2 digit numbers. There is a color and black/white version available. A NO-PRINT activity is also included as well as group and individual data sheets.
Print the tag cards and punch a hole where marked. You can string a piece of ribbon or yarn through the tags so you can hang them around the room for a larger group activity.
You can use the picture and description cards together or separately; this allows you to target many skills and level the activities to the needs of your students.
Pass out the tag cards so everyone has an even number of cards. Have students display the cards in front of them face-up. Read the description cards. The student who has that card raises his hand and you give him the definition card. Once students have all picture/description pairs, have students count up the money they have earned.
Divide the group into 2 teams. Have players from each team take turns listening to (or reading) the description and guessing what you are describing (there may be more than 1 correct answer since you aren’t using picture cards). Have teams add up earned money at the end to determine the winning team
Use the picture cards only. Have students pick a card and describe the picture and/or name associated words. You can time this (1 minute) to help students get quicker with word retrieval and language processing. Students earn a point for each detail or associated word they provide.
Give students the tags to hide around the room. Read a description and have students find that tag. When they find the tags, have student explain where they found it (e.g. “It was under the red table”)
With the NO-PRINT version of this set to have student compare objects. There are questions with superlative words included.
Week 4 - Bookworm Bob's Tier 2 Adjectives
There are 48 Tier 2 adjective word cards included in this set (available in color and black and white). These words were chosen from the 4th grade Journeys Curriculum, but I’m sure you will agree that they are useful across upper elementary and secondary based on student needs. A cover card for each grade level is included too (color-coded by grade level).
Each word card includes a question or language task using the target word. There is also a glossary included for students to reference for definitions.
Use these task cards along with a game or as a teaching tool to help your students learn and practice Tier 2 adjectives. A NO-PRINT activity as well as group and individual data sheets are also included in this set.
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