It’s been a crazy busy month. I am super excited for the continued opportunities to do some reviews for Learning Resource. Learning Resources is always coming out with new products, so when they asked me to take a peek at some of the new 2014 releases I instantly picked out the Wild About Animals Critical Thinking Snapshots.
These cards are developed for Preschool and up. They are 8×8 cards. On one side they have a vivid photo. On the other side, there are critical thinking prompts.
This product includes an Activity Guide and 40 double-sided cards.
I don’t have preschool students this year, but I can absolutely still use these cards.
This week I pulled out the cards for a fluency student. I had him write sentences describing the picture. He loved the detailed images. I would call this one ‘gross’ but he loved it.
After we wrote the sentences we grabbed my Fluency Labels. Each time we said the set of sentences we applied a different strategy and therefore a new label!
By the time we were finished we had a lot of practice with the sentences. This was a 6th grade student. I loved that the product captured their attention so well!
Overall, I think the Wild about Animals Snapshots for Critical Thinking cards are a great tool for SLPs. SLPs will find uses for sequencing, articulation, writing, critical thinking, describing, fluency and perspective taking all within the box of 40 cards. The cards were able to engage my students with the vivid images. I would love for this product to have levels of critical thinking questions on the back. If half the cards were preschool and the other half elementary I think most SLPs would find the prompts more useful. This set retails for $19.99.
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