Happy Valentine’s Day ~ Describing!
30 pages of describing related activities!
**5 pages of “Name the Item from a Description” flashcards (30 skill cards total): An item is described on the card, students must identify what the item is. 1 template page is also included...add your own descriptions of items, or have students make their own cards to play with a partner! ****Note...these cards do not match or go with the “Describe the Item” cards! They are separate activities!
**5 pages of “Describe the Item” flashcards (30 skill cards total): An item is named on each card, students must pick cards and take turns describing the items by stating 3 or more details (category, function, parts, color/size/shape, etc). Other players can guess the items. 1 template page is also included...add your own items for students to describe! ***Note...these cards do NOT match the first activity (Name the Item from a Description Flashcards). These two activities are separate activities!
This activity could be done in a small group during Speech therapy, or used in large-classroom activities. Teachers pick a card from a basket, read the description and students can raise their hands to make a guess.
**1 page of Bonus Game Cards: Add these game cards to the skill cards to make game play more fun. Put all cards together in a bag or pile. Students take turns picking cards and keep their cards, see who has the most cards at the end of the game!
**“Describing” Web (1 page): A blank or template graphic organizer for students to use as a cue card (something to reference as they are verbally describing items) OR students can write their description on the graphic organizer after picking a card from the “Describe the Item” flashcards. The web has helping cues in each ‘bubble’: category, function, size/color/shape, parts, and ‘other information’. This web can be used with any describing activity...not just this Valentine’s activity! I made it neutral so that you can use it any time! You can also make these into worksheets by printing multiple blank copies and writing in your own items for students to describe...or give the students a ‘secret’ item to describe (they should NOT write the name of the item in the center bubble). They must then describe the item by adding details in the detail bubbles. Once finished, they give the sheet to a partner or friend. The friend must read the details and attempt to guess or name the item (write the item in the center bubble). You can discuss as a group what details were helpful or what other information could have been included.
**16 pages of “Describe the Item” Webs: I provided 16 pages of different everyday items (pencil, elephant, bike, etc). Students must list the information in the boxes that describes that item. I provided these as quick sheets so that users did not have to think of items from various everyday categories. I did NOT put pictures of the items...students often rely on the exact picture and will state the color of the shirt, etc vs telling details that are relevant to the item in general.
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