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 hardùthe 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. (©2006)