Shark Lingo! Language Game CompanionMats
LOW PREP Activity for commonly targeted language objectives!
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These language mats were designed to accompany the popular game Shaky Shark. It is a commonly known fact that speech therapists use popular board games to make therapy fun for their students. I looked at all of my games and decided that I needed a way to make playing them more directly therapeutic! This is how all of my game companions were born! I hope you enjoy this latest edition! (Please note: the game is not included, must be purchased separately).
• Categories: There are three types of category mats included: Name items in a Category, Name the Category, & Which One Doesn’t Belong (I have my students tell how the other two items are alike)
• Compare/Contrast: The student is prompted to tell how two items are the same (alike) and how they are different. There are pictures as visual aids on the mats.
• WH-Questions: There are separate mats for what, where, when, who, why, and how questions. There is also a mat for mixed wh-questions. The student is prompted to answer basic, functional wh-questions.
• Vocabulary: These mats give a definition or description and the student has to name the vocabulary word. Please note, I used functional vocabulary words.
• Associations: The student has to fill in the missing word to an association close phrase “a shoe goes with a _____” I take any logical association (answers may vary among students).
• Antonyms: The student is asked to name the antonym of the given word/picture.
• Synonyms: The student is asked to name the synonym of the given word/picture.
• Regular Plurals: The student is shown the singular picture and then a plural picture and prompted to fill in the close phrase with the regular plural. (Here is one ___, here are three___).
• Fix the Sentence- Sentence Absurdities: Read the sentence to the student (or have them read it out loud). Prompt the student to change the sentence so it makes sense.
• Multiple Meaning Words: The student is prompted to name two meanings of the given word.
• Blank mat to write you own targets on!
Assembly: Print and go! You can laminate the boards or place them in page protectors for durability.
To use: Set up and play the game as directed (objects in the sharks mouth). Place a Shark Lingo mat in front of each student (according to their language target).
•The students will use the fishing hooks to get items out of the shark’s mouth. When the shark’s mouth shuts, the round is over.
•The students will place their objects on the mat in the objects row over a stimulus box (see photo in preview). The rounds are short and most students will only pull out a few items per round. Place each item that they find on the mat.
•You may decide to let each student complete all of their questions at one time, or rotate between the students once at a time.
•Keep the objects on the students’ mats and start another round (don’t put the objects back in the shark’s mouth). Continue until all of the objects are out of the shark’s mouth.
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