Get 50 original language games for one low price! The games are easy to set up and play and provide fun practice for a wide range of skills.
- Develop a broad brush of language skills
- Spontaneously use skills in sequencing, reasoning, following directions, and comparing/contrasting
Fifty games in one big book gives you lots of teaching options:
- reinforce a variety of skills
- games at two difficulty levels for each skill
- use the games for therapy, learning centers, and take-home activities
- includes meaningful, goal-driven stimuli for two to three players
- customize many of the games with your own stimulus items
Teach 18 language skills:
|Comparing and Contrasting||Predicting/Parts of Speech||Categorizing|
|Multiple Meanings||Time Concepts||Cause & Effect|
|Sequencing||Making Inferences||Word Play|
|Fact & Opinion||Problem Solving||Synonyms|
For many of the games, you'll need to provide different colored game tokens, dice, and game chips. Distribute the games as printed, or color and laminate them for future use.
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- Klein and Freitag (1991) found that instructional games, without sacrificing performance, enhance the motivation of students in the areas of attention, relevance, confidence, and satisfaction.
- Students who struggle with vocabulary acquisition need more trials than typical learners to maximize vocabulary growth (Montgomery, 2007).
- Questioning is the core of critical reflection. It prompts students to engage in a research process that fosters higher-order thinking skills and social-moral attitudes (Daniel et al., 2005).
50 Quick-Play Language Games incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Daniel, M.F., Lafortune, L., Pallascio, R., Splitter, L., Slade, C., & de la Garza, T. (2005). Modeling the development process of dialogical critical thinking in pupils aged 10 to 12 years. Communication Education, 54 (4), 334-354.
Klein, J.D., & Freitag, E. (1991). Effects of using an instructional game on motivation and performance. Journal of Educational Research, 84(5), 303-308.
Montgomery, J. (2007, November). Vocabulary interventions for RTI: Tiers 1, 2, 3. Presentation at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) conference, Boston: MA.