AWESOME speech game!!! Pirate dice is an EASY, FAST and FUN way to practice articulation with minimal set up! All you need to do is print out the sheet your students need and a six-sided dice. Students roll the dice and choose a word from the corresponding column. Then, they say that word that number of times. For example, if they roll a 5, they choose any word from the 5 column to say five times in a row and color or highlight that word. The first person to color/highlight one complete column is the winner! This will be the best money you've spent on something you can use over and over again!
Repetition activities are a must for building muscle memory! This activity is fun and provides for multiple repetitions to note accuracy! The game is also fast enough that everyone stays busy while waiting for their turn!
For younger students, the phonemes /r, l and s/ use pictures instead of words and the phonemes are in various positions of the word. Younger students only have 5 items per column.
For older students, the each phoneme has its own page relative to its position within words. There are separate pages for initial, medial and final positions as well as blends for the /r/ and /s/ phonemes. These pages have 10 items per column. Great effort was made to put these items in order of difficulty. For example, if the word only needs to be said once, then it is either a reoccuring /s/ or a multi-syllabic word. For the /r/ phoneme, great care was taken to make sure the medial /r/ starts the 2nd syllable and final /r/ is broken down into each of the different vowel /r/ forms. There is also a blank page so that students working on other phonemes can participate as well.
If using this in a combined group with mixed articulation and language students, print out any page and have language students use the word they choose in a sentence or state a minimum of three things they know about that word (such as category, function, and physical characteristic).
Students can take these items home and complete the page while practicing other words OR you can use these on their next visit to use a different color