Part of engaging the little guys we work with everyday, is finding things they are interested in. Most of my students love to play angry birds, so we had angry birds week in The Speech Room! It looked a little something like this… It went a little something like this… Angry Birds War This game is played just like the card game war. Students split the cards and flip them one at a time. The more powerful Angry Bird wins the hand and the cards. Students use the ‘winning hand’ cheat sheet. We used this activity for articulation and language students after each turn, and as a quick 3 minute reward game at the end of our speech time for older kids. DOWNLOAD IT HERE. We have played lots of Angry Birds Space! Angry Birds with the EET. (If you don’t have the EET – Find out about it here… I would highly recommend it!) The students selected one angry bird to complete the EET about. We then turned it into a narrative or persuasive writing activity. Adjective Angry Birds Because the birds can’t always be angry! After we talked about adjectives and generated a list on the board, we each picked an adjective for our bird. We then worked on writing sentences, describing the bird or whatever else they need individually. In this example, the student needs to work on sequencing and using transition words, so we told how the bird went from angry to stinky! Yesterday my bird… Many of my students are working on verb tenses. We wrote sentences about what the birds might have done yesterday today and tomorrow. Then the kids highlighted the verbs. DOWNLOAD these writing sheets HERE. Sticker Stories One last writing activity involved a package of Angry Birds stickers (mine are from Wal-Mart). I let the kids pick a few stickers and develop a story about them. This was my example. You can make it work for basically any goal !! Building Angry Birds Just for fun we decided to make the speech room into the real life angry birds game! We used some green cups to represent the pigs! The kids earned the cups throughout their session and then we spend the last 3 minutes stacking them and knocking them over with my little angry bird. The most exciting thing about him is he makes noise! The red angry bird is from Wal-Mart (don’t tell the kids I got it in the pets dept!) This was SUCH a fun week, and I have a feeling the kids will be asking for more angry birds days Other SRN Angry Bird download include Conversation Starters and Angry Birds Executive Functioning! If you read this post – send it to a colleague. Become a follower. Leave me a comment. And have fun with it!
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