Ages: 8-13Grades: 3-8
Practice and apply knowledge of antonyms, synonyms, multiple-meaning words, and idioms with motivating card games.
Language Card Games is made up of four decks of playing cards. Each deck contains 26 stimulus-pairs and 2 jokers. Students learn the target skills by matching hearts to diamonds (red to red) and spades to clubs (black to black). For example, if a synonym pair has the number 9 on both cards, it is a correct match only if the cards are the 9 of hearts and the 9 of diamonds or the 9 of clubs and the 9 of spades. Students can self-check to reinforce learning and still be engaged in a game-playing context.
Directions are included for four games: Make a Match (played like Go Fish), Concentration, Face-Off (played liked War), and Go Together. The decks can be combined as students become more proficient, giving the opportunity to work on multiple skills in one game. A pretest/posttest is included for each of the skill areas.
The words and phrases in each deck are arranged from easy to hard; the higher the card number, the harder the level. The four card decks with examples of their stimuli are:
COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: 4 card decks (26 matched pairs and 2 jokers per deck), pretests/posttests, instructions, vinyl bag.