Five Below comes through again! The Story Book Game is a tin full of picture cards that can be used for telling stories. You know how it goes: pick a card, use the object in a sentence; the next player picks another card and adds to the story with that word. This is fun for verbal narrative, and can also be used for written narrative. But why stop there?
With students who need phonological awareness practice, use the cards for identifying initial and final sounds, sound blending, and counting syllables.
With language students, use the cards for naming, categorizing, describing, and comparing. Name 3 in the array and ask the students to identify how they are related. Give the student a question word and a picture card for practice in generating questions.
For auditory processing, spread the cards on the table and give descriptive clues. Name 3-4 cards in row; have the students repeat back in sequence.
Of course, your artic, fluency, and voice students can benefit from any of these activities.
That’s a lot of therapy for just $5!
UPDDATE 4/25/15: I just found another use! I’m working with a little girl who is learning to use TouchChat HD with Word Power on an iPad for communication. These cards were great for “going on a hunt” for vocabulary! She looked at the card, hit “groups” to open the categories, then we figured out the correct category and found the word. She loved it…and learned a lot about vocabulary organization on her device in the process!