Looking for communication skills activities for high school students (or middle school, or maybe even upper elementary kids)? Check out my fun phone text activity targeting conversation skills! This 15-page packet contains 81 cell phones cards that prompt your student to respond to a comment or question! Each comment or question looks like it is a text message from a specific person (mom, dad, friend, classmate, etc.).
Incorporate your student interests to increase engagement! This cell phone themed packet is a fun way to target conversational skills including topic maintenance, making comments, asking questions, safety, and initiation. This 19-page packet contains the following:
•95 text message cards
•1 sorting visual
•8 blank cell phone cards
•8 screen shatter foil cards
•1 card deck cover
The sorting visual challenges your students to identify why their response was appropriate.
Tiffany J. gave me some great feedback and ideas for how to use this product:
“My middle schoolers love this game! We’re building meta awareness of what makes a response appropriate or not by having the kids evaluate the responses of the students to their left and suggest alternative responses. A fun way to expand this: some of the “texts” can elicit different responses based on context. For example, for “Best Friend: Do you like my painting?” I’ll say, “Your best friend made a tremendously ugly painting for the school art show, but you don’t want to hurt his feelings. What do you text back?” vs. “Your friend made a painting that you love. What do you text back?””
There is an included visual mat that may help some students decide how to respond (with a comment, question, or response). It could also help get your students to explain why they responded a certain way.
Great for social skill or pragmatics goals!
Watch out for shattered screen cards!
If you like these communication skills activities for high school students, check it out in my TpT Store here. I have lots of other ideas for secondary students too, and I always love to hear more! Secondary SLPs gotta stick together!