I’ve been waiting and waiting for this coming week in therapy because it is going to be outta this world!!! Lol, too cheesy? I am doing outer space the next TWO weeks! So excited! But even more excited because I got a new download done that is gonna fit right in….
You know I’m a fan of this green guy! Star Wars has been a hit in my room with Intergalactic Articulation Early & Late Sounds, Expressive Language, and Receptive Language…I’m happy to be able to add to that collection with some social language skills. And just FYI, because the movie and all it’s characters are copyrighted and trademarked….I can’t use their names or anything, but feel free to do so in your own speech room!
First up…emotions! I created this game with lots of flexibility because many of my students are at different levels with understanding and using emotions correctly. I included a picture and the matching emotion word on two cards…this way you can use one or the other…or you can use them together. You could even laminate them back to back. Pretty much depends on what your students need. You can play matching, have students name emotions, or have them produce the expression themselves using facial expressions and body language. I feel like this is open ended enough that you can use it many different ways…which is the way I like my materials. I need to be able to get a lot of bang for my buck 🙂
I also added a homework or practice sheet. Students will draw faces and label them with the appropriate emotion.
I am now using Michelle Garcia Winners’ Social Thinking (R) curriculum in my room and am LOVING it. So now, I obviously need additional materials to target some of the vocabulary that Winner has developed. For this activity, I focused on expected and unexpected behaviors, which comes straight from “You Are A Social Detective”, which I use with all my kids. This is the sorting mat, where students will sort the situational cards.
There are 24 cards to target behaviors in the classroom, cafeteria, and recess. You can place all cards in a pile and student can take turns reading (or listening) to the situation and deciding if the behavior is expected or unexpected. These are good for discussion, because you can talk about why or why not and what would make it the other. I also included blank cards for the kids to come up with more!
There is also a student sheet with this one that you can use for extra practice! Students just name a location and list the behaviors.
Next is an activity for commenting or asking questions. Each card has a statement from another person, which the students will need to produce a comment or question to interact. This can target turn taking, asking questions, conversations, etc. There are 24 cards plus 8 blank cards.
Idioms are another popular goal in my room for the middle school kiddos. Each card has a statement which an idiom is embedded in. The students will use context clues to explain the meaning. There are 24 idiom cards and 8 blanks.
Plus a student sheet for homework or extra practice.
Where would we be without bonus cards? 8 Lose A Turns…
And 8 extra turn cards!
Plus a game board that you can use with any of the included decks!
That’s it! I added this to my Intergalactic Bundle, so if you already purchased that, you got the update with this packet for free! Yay!
You can find this packet in my TPT Store!
And Guess WHAT? TPT is having a celebration sale for 10% off using the code FB100K
One more thing…if you leave me a comment, I will pick one person to have this download for free! Winner will be chosen at random on Sunday (10/13/13) 🙂