This is PUZZLE TALK (animal theme) with symbol-based sentences.
This activity focuses on:
Helping students observe and talk about what they see in a picture.
Helping students use complete sentences with correct grammar. For each
picture/puzzle, there are three symbol-based sentences.
Helping students talk about actions/locations/attributes, and other objects
in the picture.
Helping students ATTEND to the picture. Since each picture is a puzzle andmost children like puzzles, this activity gives the child incentive and
reinforcement to participation.
Honestly, I created this activity for my students who have difficulty focusingand attending to looking at pictures and describing them. I found it helpful and I hope you do too. Best wishes!
Note: This may use a good amount of ink, since there are 12 pictures and puzzles.
In case you do not want to use this activity as a puzzle, I providedpages without the puzzle lines.
This product includes…
12 activity pages each with picture of an animal & 3 symbol-based sentences.Each picture has puzzle lines to help student find the placement.
12 puzzle pictures that correspond to the activity pages. (Each puzzle pictureis to be cut into indivitual pieces and placed onto the activity page picture).
Optional: 12 activity pages each with picture of animal 3 symbol-basedsentences, but WITHOUT the puzzle lines. This is in case you want to usethe activity without the puzzle.
Cute cover page for when you store this activity in a binder or container.
You will need:
Cardstock paper, 8.5” x 11”, white
Removable Tacky Putty or Velcro (fuzzy and scratchy sides, cut into tiny squares)
Binder and plastic inserts (buy sturdy ones) to store individual puzzle pages in.
Note: If you have students that may put putty in his/her mouth, than don’t useputty.
Decide if you will use this activity as a puzzle of not.
For puzzle option,
Print out the activity pages with puzzle lines on the pictures, and the puzzle pictures.
Cut the 12 puzzle pictures into individual pieces. DO NOT cut the pictures
that have the 3 sentences on it.
Use the putty and place the puzzle pieces onto the puzzle. If you preferusing Velcro instead of putty, then place fuzzy side Velcro on activity pagepicture and scratchy side Velcro on the back or corresponding puzzle pieces.
For non-puzzle option:
Print the 12 activity pages with pictures without the puzzle lines.
Directions for Use;
This activity is simple to use. I will explain how I present it, but feel freeto develop your own ideas on how to present it.
I always model the activity first, as to what your expectations are of him/her.
Remove the puzzle pieces and have student look at the picture. Point to differentthings in the picture. Encourage student make observations and cue as needed.
Have student read a sentence. Point to the part of the picture that was detailed inthe sentence. Have child place a puzzle piece or two onto the picture. Use putty or velcro to adhere puzzle piece.
Continue until all sentences are read and puzzle is complete.
Eventually, cover the sentences and have student try to come up with his/her ownsentences. You may need to cue them with the beginning words of the sentence orask questions about color, location, parts, and/or other things in picture.