Thursday, January 26, 2017

Spread the love - Valentine's Day is coming! A review of two favorite inferencing freebies!

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I thought it might be fun to do a quick overview of two great freebies! One is from Expressly Speaking and one is from Happily SLP. I like to "share the love" and write about my fellow SLP bloggers and TpTers sometimes, and what better time to do so! Both of these freebies are for inferencing, something I find you can really target with this holiday! Links to the products are in their titles, and both of these are free, free, free!

This is an adorable game that requires some cutting, laminating, and organizing but can really be used again and again! It's a clue-based game where students need to focus on comprehension and inferencing skills in order to win! A clue is read aloud and students must correctly identify who should get the Valentine based upon the clue provided. You can target a lot more than inferencing with this, and if you have mixed groups you can even have your articulation kids read the clue! I like the visual supports you can provide with the cards, making it super versatile to go high/low. 

Here's what the description states on TPT:
This game is designed to help your students practice making basic inferences and creating descriptions. This game includes 4 character mats, 32 inference cards, and a worksheet to help your students construct their own descriptions. Students listen to clues and infer which person/animal should get each Valentine. First, give your students one of the character mats. The first mat contains Valentine themed pictures of children, the second mat contains farm animals, the third mat contains wild animals, and the fourth mat contains community helpers/characters. There are 8 pictures on each mat. Next, cut apart the clue cards that go with each mat. The clue cards each contain 3 clues. Have your students select a clue card and listen to the 3 clues. Then, have your students figure out who each Valentine belongs to. To practice creating descriptions, your students can give clues to each other instead of listening to the clues on the cards. There is also a worksheet where your students can complete sentences to make their own basic descriptions. 

This is a scenario-based activity which is something my kids love. I like that you can make real-world connections to the scenarios and add a bit of pragmatic work into this. It's low-prep because you are simply printing and laminating the cards. You also could use these readings to target underlining/highlighting skills! I recently printed these in black and white and used red/pink markers to have students highlight the "clues" and list prior knowledge that helped them!

Here's what the description states on TpT:
This product includes 12 unique scenarios for students to solve using clues in the text of what type of Valentine activities are going on. This is great from students working on inferencing skills.

If you go ahead and download these great freebies, be sure to "share the love" and leave these awesome SLPs some great feedback!



  1. Thank you so much for including me in this post! I am glad you found this product useful and even shared it with all your followers!
    Carly (Happily SLP)

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