Ocean-themed language activities for speech/language therapy!
This packet includes activities for: Idioms, Categories, Compare/Contrast
-12 cards with idioms presented within a sentence
-12 pairs of the same idioms and their meanings (24 cards- one for each idiom, one for each meaning)
-Option 1: Have students read the sentences on the cards and use context to decipher the meaning of each idiom
-Option 2: Play a matching game. Turn all 24 cards over. Students turn over two cards at a time, and if they turn over an idiom and its meaning, they get to keep the cards and take another turn. The person with the most matches at the end is the winner.
-24 cards with categories (Things that you find/see …)
-Scoreboard (space for 4 students)
-Place all cards face down. Laminate score card and use dry erase markers to score and reuse for each group.
-Students take turns drawing cards and naming as many items in the category as they can (I sometimes give a time limit). Student receive one point for each correct item named (I use tally marks).
-The student with the most points at the end is the winner.
-5 Venn diagrams with pictures to compare/contrast
-chart telling what attributes students should compare/contrast (category, function, appearance, parts, location, and composition)
-Print and laminate the Venn diagrams and chart. I use dry erase markers on mine so I can reuse them!
-The first student rolls the dice. The number rolled corresponds to an attribute on the chart provided (1-6). The student will use that attribute to either compare or contrast the two items. For example, if the attribute was “parts” and the 2 items were an octopus and spider, the student would say their parts are alike because they both have 8 legs. You, the teacher, should write that in the middle of the Venn diagram.
-The next student would then roll the dice and compare/contrast those same items using that new attribute (I allow students to roll again if they roll the same number).
-You can have students compare/contrast as many or as few attributes as you wish per Venn diagram.
Graphics from Scrapppin' Doodles!