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Teach Through Games: WordARound Comments Off on Teach Through Games: WordARound

Teach Through Games: WordARound

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Accepting Losing A Game, Accepting Mistakes/Errors, FEATURED, Peer Play, Quick Responding, Reading Skills, Scanning, Spelling

Age level: Upper Elementary, Middle School Description: Wordaround has a simple concept that creates one tricky game! For my students with autism who are strong in scanning and reading skills, this is a great option for peer play. Skills & Modifications: Scanning – In order to play this game, your learner must have strong scanning skills. If the three rings of words provide too much visual information for your learner to participate, you can cut out a circle and block two rings (as pictured below) to modify the game to meet the needs of your learner. Once your learner has mastered finding the word on one ring, you can then fade the modification but covering only one ring, then remove the circle-cover altogether. Reading Skills & Spelling – Your learner must be able to read novel words as well as two- and three-syllable words. This is a great game for reinforcing reading skills, recognizing patterns in words such as affixes, and working quickly to problem solve. Quick Responding – Players are racing against one another to find the word the fastest. Once a player calls out the word, they get to keep the card and a new card is started. The first player to get ten cards wins the game. For some learners, I reduce the...

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Teach Through Games: Chomp! by Gamewright Comments Off on Teach Through Games: Chomp! by Gamewright

Teach Through Games: Chomp! by Gamewright

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Accepting Losing A Game, Comparisons, Food chain, Sequencing

In this game modeled after the classic card game War, players “chomp” their way to the top of the food chain by collecting all the cards to win the game. Players split the deck evenly, then each plays a card into the center. The player whose card pictures an animal highest on the food chain gets to take all the cards.

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