This download is made with the non-reader in mind. Call it “Tic-Tac-Toe” or call it “Noughts & Crosses”, either way, this twist on the classic game can provide lots of opportunities for two to eight students in a speech therapy group to practice articulation skills at the word and/or sentence levels while having fun. Tic-Tac-Toe engages the students in the learning process and makes articulation drill exciting. Included in this download are:
•Four “TIC-TAC-TOE” game mats for the /S/sound. Each mat is comprised of four look-alike tic-tac toe tables with pictured items containing the /S/sound super imposed on the squares. Students are asked to say the item pictured each time they take their turn while playing the game. You can increase the complexity of the task by asking student to use words pictured in a sentence as appropriate.
•A list of the target words used is included in order to help the speech language therapist identify the pictured items if necessary.
•Instructions on how to play the game with groups of 2-6
•A take home tic-tac-toe activity sheet for reinforcement practice
•A title sheet that can be used as a label for the Ziploc bag that the cards can be stored in
2 to 8 players
•Print “TIC-TAC-TOE” game mats on cardstock and laminate for durability. Each “TIC-TAC-TOE” game mat contains four tic-tac-toe tables.
•Separate the students in your group into teams, two players per team. At the end of play each team will have one winner.
•One dry-erase marker per student (not included)
•One “TIC-TAC-TOE” game mat is distributed to each team. Each team will play four Tic-Tac-Toe games and a winner will then determined.
•Choose a player on each team to go first. He/she chooses to use either X's or O's. The player then chooses a box on the first tic-tac-toe table to play and says the name of the pictured item. If appropriate the student must also make up a sentence for that word. The X or O will then be placed in the square on the tic-tac-toe table, in an attempt to get three in a row, either down, across or diagonally. The two players on each team take turns playing in this manner until one player gets three in a row, down, across or diagonally or all squares are filled with X's and O's. Play then moves to the next tic-tac-toe table. Once all four tic-tac-toe tables have been played a winner is determined.
The player who has won the most tic-tac-toe tables by getting three in a row, down across or diagonally on the game board is the winner.
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