Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Task Cards for Language Skills {product review}

Note: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. 
This week on Educents, there is an offer for Printable Task Cards for Language Skills!  Educents has been a great resource for me for educational activities, but I always get excited when I see something from a fellow SLP! 

Let's start with the basics, directly from Educents:

"Concepts covered:

ELA, vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, word meanings, prepositions
What's included?

  • 130 cards addressing categorization; some with visual cues and some without, with a total of 84 different questions.
  • 24 different multiple meaning words cards. Many words in English language have more than 1 meaning.  For some students with severe language disorders, the ability to learn a limited number of vocabulary words for a larger number of contexts is an advantage.  For others with less severe language disorders, this can be confusing.  Reading comprehension can be impacted by inability to understand word meanings.
  • 48 cards addressing plural nouns,  24 cards for possessive and 20 for pronouns.  Some have picture choices for responding.
  • 32 prepositions cards, in a multiple choice format, with visual cues.  Those cards are repeated without the choices, for a fill-in format. There is a game board and a spinner, with answer forms and student response forms for all sets."

That's a lot for one set, right?    Well this week, I had the opportunity to check out the "category" section.  Like it says above, there are 130 cards in total.  

There are various types of questions on these cards.  One: Find the category with and without visuals. 

 There are also multiple choice questions:



What I Like:
I like that there are so many different task cards, including but not limited to categories. I could find task cards in this set, one for every language goal my students have.   I like that these task cards provide many opportunities for my students to work on their goals.  I really like that she included some with visual supports. 

What I'd Like To See Improved:
This is not a huge deal, but there is a lot of waste space on these cards.  There is a lot of white space.  While this is appreciated for some students, there is not a lot of visual appeal to the cards.  

If you're interested in this set, you can get it on Educents HERE this week!  It's 35% off it's normal price of $32, so you can get all of the activities for $21! 

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1 comment :

  1. I haven't heard of educents; I'm going to have to check it out! Thanks!


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