Cariboo Comprehension Cards For Speech Therapy

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Are you a Cariboo obsessed SLP like me?!  Do your older, higher functioning students stare at the game and wonder why they can't play? Check out these Cariboo comprehension cards!

Cariboo is a fun speech game, but it doesn't work well for older students...until I made a Cariboo comprehension pack! Check out how I adapted this game to be functional for older speech students.

I had a problem.  My older students were constantly asking to play Cariboo.  I did not have a way for them to meet their goals and use this game.  They were upset, I was upset for them, I had to do something about it.  That was when I decided to create comprehension cards to use with this popular game.  My problem had a solution!

What goals does this pack address?

  • Main
  • Cause and effect
  • Inferencing (2 levels)
  • Context Clues (2 levels – one with nonsense words substituting tier 1 words and another with tier 2 vocabulary)
  • Predicting (2 levels)

What else does this pack include?

  • Visual aid with a strategy for each goal
  • Graphic organizer to assist and for extra practice

How to use these cards?

Just print, cut apart and laminate.  Many of the cards are just black and white so you don't even need a color ink!  I like to use fun tack to get the cards to stick on the Cariboo doors so I can easily remove them without destroying this valuable and rare game.

Cariboo is a fun speech game, but it doesn't work well for older students...until I made a Cariboo comprehension pack! Check out how I adapted this game to be functional for older speech students.

To play, make sure the students are introduced to the visual aid with the strategy.  Model how to respond to a task using the visual aid and strategy.  Model how you think about your thinking while responding.  Then, students can take turns doing it on their own!!

Cariboo is a fun speech game, but it doesn't work well for older students...until I made a Cariboo comprehension pack! Check out how I adapted this game to be functional for older speech students.

You students will love playing this game, even the older ones, that they won't mind playing over and over in one session.  More playing, more practice!

Cariboo is a fun speech game, but it doesn't work well for older students...until I made a Cariboo comprehension pack! Check out how I adapted this game to be functional for older speech students.

It was funny, for my older students, I had to provide more rules for them!  My younger and more lower functioning students seem to be able to handle the directions of this game a bit more.  The rules I made for this game were:

  • Keep the game in the middle to prevent the balls from shifting.  Move your body closer to the game, not the game to you.
  • Be careful with my key!
  • No cheating!!  I know you can look in and see the balls, BUT DON'T!
  • No bouncing of the balls!

Who would have thought I would have needed more rules when playing with this age group!?

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Did know I also had a Cariboo companion for describing!?  Click HERE to learn about that one!!

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