Today, I have a really exciting review (or 3) for you all! The activities are all from Shelly over at J:K Speech. I’ve had the opportunity to use one of these activities with my kiddos and they’ve really loved it! I was lucky enough to receive three of her products, and they are all great. Below is description of all three, and overall, I would recommend each of them for your speech room! To support her further, I would encourage you to head on over and ‘like’ her on Facebook to stay posted on her new products! They are really fantastic, and so affordable! 1) Fishing for Compliments with Idioms This is a great 35-page packet targeting idioms! The point is to have your students collect as many fish for their aquariums as they can! There are also foil cards (seaweed=skip a turn, fish food= extra turn) so that makes it more fun for your kiddos! She also included a page if you want to print cards with a back on them, to make them look extra official! Below are examples of each type of card.
Don’t you LOVE how many way there are to play? The graphics are great and it is different than many of the other idiom activities I’ve seen before! Below is a list of the idioms that are targeted in this activity:
If you could use this in your speech room, you can find it in her TpT Store here. 2) Super Language! Super Language is the first thing I printed after receiving these products! It is SO cute and motivating. Additionally, it can be used to target MANY language targets including pronouns, possessives, and WH questions. This is one of my favorite products I’ve ever seen on TpT!!
Check out some of the ‘graphic organizer’ pages below:
To use these graphic organizers, you can print off cards with characters and items on them! Below is a SMALL sample of the cards available. There are so many, including a section of only multiple items per cards! Great for working on plurals!!
Did I mention that I LOVE this activity?! I think it is really straight-forwards, and the graphics are adorable! You can find it in her TpT store here! 3) Target Practice Language If you aren’t convinced so far that Shelley is an incredibly creative material maker, you will be after this activity! I should mention that it works best if you have a Nerf and Strike Maverick Rev-6 gun, which Shelley claims is easy to find at your local store for about $9.99. I honestly can’t imagine a student that this game wouldn’t be motivating for! You can either have them shoot the target below (to determine how many times they need to say their articulation sound) or have them complete a certain number of cards before they get to shoot the target.
You can see some of the cards below. Overall, this packet targets antonyms, synonyms, following directions, categories, and subject-verb agreement!
To use the last cards (subject-verb agreement), Shelley has included 4 targets with has, have, is, and are. That way, your student can decide which is appropriate for each blank, and be rewarded by shooting the corresponding target! She also includes a page for each deck in case you want to print backs on your cards!
How cool is all of that?? You can find this activity in her TpT Store here. Another great thing about products from J:K Speech is that she provides a FULL PREVIEW including pictures of each page included! That way, you know exactly what you are purchasing before you spend the money on it!
THANKS FOR READING! I hope you learned about some new, creative, motivating, and totally awesome activities!
PS: You can read a post over at J:K Speech about one of my activities here. She included some AMAZING pictures of the activity in use!!