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Pirate Language Activity for Neither, Either, and Both

Language Activity for Neither, Either, and Both

Some students with language impairments need direct, specific instruction for learning concepts such as “neither”, “either”, and “both”.  Let this cute pirate captain 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 items listed in front of him.  Then he decides what to give to the pirate.  For example, if the student gets a card that reads, “The pirate gets either the map or the pickle,” he should get the map and the pickle and then place only one of the items listed in front of the pirate.  You can have the student explain the move by saying, “The pirate only gets the map”.

If the sentence says, “The pirate gets neither the compass nor the pear,” the student still picks the items, but does not give them to the pirate.  He explains that the pirate does not get anything.  If the sentence says that the pirate gets both, the student gives both pictures to the pirate.

A pirate, 20 items, 30 cards, 18 rebus sentences, a reference page, and instructions for the activity are provided for members.

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