Word Finding Fun at the Circus

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Speech Time Fun
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3rd - 6th
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Check out this extensive activity pack that practices word retrieval in a wide variety of ways! This works well with upper elementary students, and the resources cover several different strategies to help students practice retrieving words. Plus, they're fun!


What awesome resources are included?
★ A visual of strategies/cues to help students advocate for themselves

★ Picture Naming Game: There is a board game to play while practicing naming the pictures provided. You can use your own, as well. Students should be encouraged to use their strategies to complete this task.

★ Picture the Word: One strategy for students is to picture the word they are thinking of in their minds to help retrieve the word. To help practice, students can use this worksheet to draw pictures they have created in their minds for the words provided.

★ Clowning around Category Naming: This fun activity should be played as a card game. Students select a card from a pile and must express the category name based on the list provided. I tried to use different words/categories then seen in other activities/materials. If a student selects a "clowning around" card, then they lose all their cards. The student with the most cards at the end wins.

★ Fill-in-the-Blank Fun: This activity uses cloze sentences to help students retrieve various words. Each card has a popcorn with a number on it. Students pick a card from the pile and respond by expressing the word or multiple words that can be used to complete the sentence. They should be encouraged to look for clues in the sentence to assist them. Once they complete the task, they are rewarded with the point value on the card. Once all cards are used, students can add up their points to determine a winner.

★ Sorting by Function: Understanding object's function is a great strategy for word retrieval. I created a sorting activity to help students chunk items that are used for the same purpose. Students can sort the tickets into the correct ticket booth by function.

★ Assessing Curriculum Vocabulary: This activity has 24 cards that asks questions to work on curriculum vocabulary for grades 3-5. These task cards can be used with any motivating game or activity as a reinforcer for correct responses. After each question, two clues are provided for the student to help them retrieve the target vocabulary word. An answer key is provided for you.


What are other customers saying about this product?
"Useful targets that cross multiple grade levels. Thanks!"

"Love the circus theme! Very cute. I like the variety of activities that is included in this packet, too!"

"Thank you for creating some versatile activities to work on word retrieval! I can always use new ideas to help the kids!!!"


Want other word fun resources? Check these out:
Bunny Word Fun
Groundhog Day Word Fun
Spring Word Fun


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