Cut out this deck of 42 cards, and play like Uno. Students practice basic and/or later developing adjectives while trying to gain and retain the most cards.
Download PDF: uno adjectives-merged (7 pages, 42 cards)
These combine the traditional “War” card game with plenty of practice opportunities – these are specifically for later developing prepositions, such as around, through, toward, etc. This game is super easy to learn, yet fun, and can be modified in many ways. The basic gist is that the cards are divided up between each participant, and then for each turn one card is turned over, with the highest card holder keeping all of the cards. Whoever eventually gets the most, or them all, wins. In the case of ties, each tied player plays two cards face down before playing the third card face up, with the victor claiming all of the cards for that round.
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There are several posts on my other blog – The Language Fix – on making language therapy objective, but because they’re scattered and hard to find, I’m combining the information into a page that can be accessed from the top menu.
Objective Language Therapy is an attempt to shift subjective, scattered approaches into an approach that can be used to know where language impaired kids are at and where they need to go. Instead of statements like, “He’s doing better with making sentences,” Objective Language Therapy encourages objective statements like, “His use of age appropriate prepositions in sentences has increased from 20% to 90%.” or “He requires minimal cues to produce sentences with basic prepositions, an improvement from last year when he required extensive cueing.”
While the approach may be a little tricky to learn at first, it removes the guesswork so long a part of language therapy. It replaces the discomfort so many SLPs feel with language therapy with the knowledge that what we’re doing is really helping kids achieve their language goals, and when they’re not it tells us what exactly we need to change. Anybody who’s comfortable with articulation therapy will recognize several of the same concepts that make it so comfortable, with the tweaks needed to accommodate language’s unique complexity and variety. Objective Language Therapy transforms language therapy from an art to a science. Click here to learn more.
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For a complete set of almost 1,000 language cards, or over 2,000 speech and language cards check out Language Galore’s Teachers Pay Teachers site.
I’m adding to these specific language therapy ideas on the individual pages, and making a large list over on The Language Fix blog. It’s gonna be HUGE! This is just the start…
Catalog. Get out a catalog. Talk about the items for sale.
Example statements: “Why would somebody want a coat?” “It keeps you warm”. “Why do people buy wallets?” “Why are those pillows so big?” “What do you need umbrellas for?” “Are those shoes big or little?” “Does that blanket look comfortable?” “Could I wear those gloves, or would they be too tight?”
Textbook. Get out a textbook. Instruct student to describe vocabulary words at or below student’s level by using functions.
Example statements: “What does a period do?” “What is a shelter?” “Why do bears have to hibernate?” “What is a map?” “Why would you need an index?” “What was a covered wagon?” “What is the Constitution?”
Look around you. Describe functions of objects in your environment or of things commonly seen in offices. Take a walk, and describe functions of things seen in the hall out the window, etc.
Example statements: “What is a stapler?” “It attaches papers together.” “What is a trash dumpster?” “It holds the building’s trash until the garbage men get it.”
Specific interests. For example, for younger kids, talk about video games, television, or sports, or for older students talk about cooking, construction, or health care. Discuss
specific interests. Use the internet if needed.
Example statements: “What does a cutting board do?” “What does a remote do?” “What do anesthesiologists do?”
Homework maker: Create a list of from five to ten words at student’s level. Write directions such as the following: “Provide a function for each vocabulary word.” Write helper next to a blank line for any helper to sign. Provide individualized incentives for completed return. For example:
This is a free sample of a huge pack of these just released on Teachers Pay Teachers! The full pack has TONS more puzzles (116 total). Many, many areas, including Astronomy, Energy, Measurement, Research, Machines, Discoveries, Technology, Chemistry, and Biology. Do your part to reinforce critical STEM vocabulary – only 4 dollars for the complete set!
Click on picture to view a small preview of each activity. Click on Doc or PDF to download worksheets in preferred format.
(1) ancient earth bullseye Doc PDF; (2) ancient earth sentence maze Doc PDF; (3) earth science sentence drop 1 Doc PDF; (4) earth science sentence search 1 Doc ; (5) meteorology bullseye Doc PDF; (6) meteorology sentence maze Doc PDF; (7) cumulative answers Doc PDF
(The pictures are small preview images, and the words precede links to the documents in odt and PDF formats.)
Many more of these can be found for super cheap at my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
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Use these unique and motivating cards to practice verbs! Each picture is a png format preview of the activity which can be downloaded by clicking the corresponding PDF or ODT link below.
or… Pull out your phone (also works well on computers) and try these FREE mobile verb close-ups.