Some students with language impairments need direct, specific instruction for learning concepts such as “neither”, “either”, and “both”. This winter you can let this snowman activity help teach and reinforce the meanings of these terms.
Interactive Material: This material includes an interactive version that can be used in teletherapy. The file can be uploaded to Google Slides or opened in PowerPoint and then shared with the student. In order for the drag-and-drop pieces to work, make sure you are not in presentation mode. If you are using PowerPoint, you’ll need to enable editing.
How to use the printable materials
After reading a card or rebus sentence, your student puts the two food items listed in front of him. Then he decides what to give to the snowman. For example, if the student gets a card that reads, “The snowman eats either the cake or the ice cream,” he should get the cake and the ice cream and then place only one of the two food choices listed in front of the snowman. You can have the student explain the move by saying, “The snowman only eats the cake”.
If the sentence says, “The snowman eats neither the watermelon nor the grapes,” the student still picks the two food items, but does not give them to the snowman. He explains that the snowman does not get any food. If the sentence says that the snowman eats both, the student gives both food pictures to the snowman.
A snowman, 20 food items, 30 cards, 18 rebus sentences, a reference page, and instructions for the activity are provided for members.