This activity was designed to be played in an Uno-like fashion to target articulation and describing skills at the same time. This is perfect for your mixed artic/language groups, but also works just as well for just artic or just language. It includes stimulus pictures for describing using items that target later developing sounds /l, s, z, sh, ch, initial r, vocalic r/. Also included is a printable game board if you choose to use the cards without playing like a card game.
Initial/Medial/Final L: 27 cards (9 in each position)
Initial/Medial/Final S: 27 cards (9 in each position)
Initial/Medial/Final Z: 23 cards (6 initial, 9 medial, 8 final)
Initial/Medial/Final TH: 8 cards
Initial/Medial/Final SH: 25 cards (8 initial, 8 medial, 9 final)
Initial/Medial/Final CH: 23 cards (9 initial, 8 medial, 6 final)
Initial R: 9 cards
AR/AIR/ER/OR: 36 cards (9 of each)
EER/IRE: 8 cards (4 of each)
To use with ARTICULATION students, make sure their “draw” pile
includes words with their target sounds. Print off two copies of their sets if you feel it is necessary.
Option 1: Articulation students say the word on their card the same number of times as the number on their brick.
Option 2: Make up X amount of sentences based on the number on the brick. For example, if the student plays the card with “lion” and the number 3, they could either say “lion” 3x or give 3 sentences using the word “lion” (perfect for artic kids working at the sentence level who are also working on describing!)
To use with LANGUAGE students who are working on describing (with OR without the EET!):
Option 1: Use in conjunction with EET. Use the color brick on
the card to describe the picture, using the descriptor that corresponds to the color bead on the EET strand.
To make it more challenging, have the student use X number of
additional descriptors, based on the number on the brick (ie a green brick with a “4” would mean to describe using the green EET bead (category), and then give 3 more descriptors of their choosing
(to equal a total of “4”)
Option 2 (an option for those without the EET kit): Have the student describe the object on the card, using the same number of descriptors as the number on the brick (ie a brick with a “2” on it means the student has to give 2 different descriptors for the object). In this case, the color of the brick does not play a role in describing, as you’re not using the EET.