Some words can make you think of other words. Word associations are important to help students develop their semantic language skills. These printable word link sheets and game encourage students to talk and write about the relationships between words.
Included activities are:
CHAIN REACTIONS: Students read the first word and think of a word that links to it. They need to keep adding to the chain making sure each new word links to the word before it. There is also a blank chain reaction for students to think of their own words.
SPIDER WEBS: Students read the word in the middle and think of ways to describe it. The outer squares of the web have a heading to help students think of ways to describe the word in the middle. Students can write the describing words in each square and then write a descriptive sentence at the bottom of the page. There is also a blank spider web for students to think of their own middle word.
RAPID NAMING: Print, laminate and cut out rings for long term use. Place all rings in a pile, up side down. Students take turns to pick a ring and read what target word they need to think about. The student has 30 seconds to name as many words as possible that link to the target word. There is also 6 blanks rings for students to think of their own target words.
Ideal for classroom use, small groups or individuals students. Tried and tested in speech therapy!
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Katrina Bevan- Speech Pathologist