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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Game of Things- Speech and Language Game

The Game of Things is a great game for both language and articulation. It contains 300 topic cards! What could be better!!? An example might be "Things you should never say to a police officer." 
There are many ways to play it and work on your speech/language goals and objectives.
  • You could have one student pick a topic card, read it out loud, and have everyone in the group write a response and hand it to the leader. This person then reads the answers aloud and either chooses which one they think is the best or funniest answer or you could have them read all of the out loud and have someone in the group try to guess who wrote each of the answers. This way you get everyone using their sounds while they try to guess the authors of the responses.
  • You could have one read the topic card and give the group a certain amount of time to come up with the most responses. Then you could have them get a point for everyone that they had and no one else had or you could just give everyone a point for each answer they had that the group voted on making sense. 
  • You could just have everyone read their own answers and use it for articulation carryover. You don't keep track of points; you just enjoy everyone's answers. My groups tend to not like this approach; there is something about competing and middle schoolers. 
  • It is also good for your language kids AND your social language kids. Here you could have the explain their answers and why you would or wouldn't want to do a specific THING.

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