Thursday, October 18, 2012

Angry Birds Teach Main Idea: Lesson & Game!

Ok, I am all about keeping my students motivated to learn new concepts.  Sometimes it feels like the only way to keep their attention is to sing and dance and stand on your head...and then that only works once.  Haha.  I've also found that using things that are interesting to them is a very helpful tool to keep them engaged.

So, what are all my kids interested in right now?  Angry Birds!!  They love this game.  Every time I get out my iPad they ask me to play it.  I guess I can't blame them...it is a really fun game.  I knew I needed to find a way to incorporate Angry Birds into my classroom therapy.  

This week, several of my grade levels are working on finding the main idea of a passage.  So, I created a lesson using Angry Birds to co-teach the concept of main idea with the classroom teacher.  Check it out.  :)



The first slide is their learning target or "I can" statement.  This helps the kids to know what they will be able to do once we are finished.



This lesson has fun definitions, tips, and 5 examples that have to do with angry birds.  The examples start out easy and get more complex.  

You can save this lesson in iBooks and view it as an ebook or display it on your regular computer or projector.  This definitely makes it easy for me to modify for the classroom.

I also made a freebie game to go along with the lesson.  This game uses 18 angry bird story cards.  The kids have to try and come up with their own main idea of the passages.  

But watch out for the pigs!  There are 6 green pig cards.
Three lose a turn cards and three extra turn
cards.

Unfortunately, I decided to remove access to this lesson and game because of copyright.  I just didn't want to get in trouble!  Lol.  If you have any questions you can email me at busybeespeech@gmail.com. :)  

63 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Hi Lauren! Just found your blog and it is too cute! Love the angry bird games! My kids are still crazy about them! How do you get the lesson to save in ibooks? I couldn't figure it out. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! Glad you can use it. To open in ibooks I save the file to my dropbox account. I open dropbox on my iPad and open the document. There's a down arrow at the top right hand corner that when u press says open in. Click that and you can open in ibooks or kindle. If u need more info about dropbox go here: www.dropbox.com. How that helps!

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  3. These are so cute! Can't wait to use them! Thanks so much!!

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  4. My students LOVE "all things Angry Birds". I will use this activity with my language and artic students and I know they will be highly motivated by it! Thanks for your generosity in sharing this!!

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  5. I have a third grader who has been very bored with all of my main idea activities! This is perfect timing!!! and just so cute:-) Thanks so much!

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  6. My students are going to love this! thank you!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I have a few kiddos who will LOVE this!

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  8. These are fantastic and so motivating! Thanks so much!!

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  9. I have some students who will LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. thank you! I didnt know about opening things in ibooks, that is a great idea! my students are ALL about angry birds still. I can't wait to use this.

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  11. These are great, thanks! They will be used first thing next week :)
    Let's Talk Speech Therapy
    Rachel

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  12. Thanks for sharing! I also plan on using these for working on listening for details in sentences!
    ~Ms. Lane
    slpmaterials.blogspot.com

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  13. My kids will finally have an "angry birds" activity...Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. I think those are super cute! But, the reason you can't post Angry Birds clipart on TpT is because it's illegal to use these images at all....for anything you sell or giveaway for free {they are trademarked images}. I'm just looking out for you! I'd hate for you to get into trouble.

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  15. Thank you so much! Can't wait to try it ;)

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  16. Is there anyway I can turn these into a powerpoint? Love them

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    1. I'm not sure. You could always display it on your projector from the pdf. Using adobe, just go to view then full screen mode. :) Hope that helps!

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  17. These are perfect! And as a busy and broke grad student I really appreciate these free and fun materials. THANK YOU!!!

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  18. My students are going to love this!!Thanks for posting :)

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  20. Thank you so much! My kiddos are crazy for Angry Birds and main idea is so difficult to teach.

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing! A wonderful way to motivate!

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  22. I used this today with 4th graders... they loved it! What font are you using in your games? I'm looking forward to spending $ in your store after payday!

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  23. This is such a great way to get them interested in reviewing main idea. Thanks so much for sharing this! Well done!

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  24. I just used this with my students in 7th grade special ed reading. They are the hardest students to engage, but their attention was kept during the last period of the day with this. So awesome! I will definitely use this again.

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  25. Just used this lesson with my 2nd graders. Kept their interest and I really think they understood Main Idea much better. Great lesson. Thanks!

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  26. These are AWESOME! Thank you so much! I've got some students who will love these! :)

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  28. Thanks-I used these with my homeschooled son who needs high interest level stuff to "want" to do reading or writing.

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  29. Thanks for sharing! Kids will just love these activities!

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  30. Thanks for sharing this fun and creative activity.

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  31. Thanks so much! I'm printing these as we speak to bring with me to volunteer in a 2nd grade classroom who is working on main idea! Perfect!

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  32. This was great! My student loved it!

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  33. As an SLP new to schools, I am desperately looking for fun ideas to keep the students engaged while targeting goals. I am so happy to find this! I am attempting to push-in in a class this Friday, and plan on doing this activity. Thank you for posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Thanks SOOOOOO much for sharing!! I am teaching main idea this week and will be using this!!! SUPER CUTE!!

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  35. Awesome idea, but if you are having several groups of students play at the same time, how do you determine who gets the main idea right or wrong to keep the card??

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  36. It seems like an amazing way to keep students' interest up (albeit for a short period of time). Thanks for sharing:).

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  37. LOVE this idea!!! So using this today for in my ESL class. Thanks so much!!!

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  38. LOVE the angry bird main idea! I have a group of 4th graders who are so NOT interested in main idea, this should add some excitement to our session

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  39. It is really good idea.Thanks for sharing.
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  40. Thanks for sharing! Great idea...my kiddos are going to love this!

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing! This will definitely help my students get better at figuring out the main idea.

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  42. Thanks. I am going to use this activity for a reading center during remediation.

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  43. Hi, I am wondering if you would be able to send this to me. I know you took it off the internet. I had it last year and used it. I loved it, and so did my kids. Last week I found it on my computer, but now I can't. I started my introduction, so I was ready for your powerpoint. I am so frustrated with myself. If you don't mind helping, that would be great. I love the lessons. It really engages my kiddos. You can email me either way at smiller@wawasee.k12.in.us. Thanks, Shellie Miller

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    1. hi,i was looking at this game and i love the idea. I am going to teach main ideas to my students in the next week and this look like a great way of doing so. If you don't mind can you email it to me. You can send it to c-poponne@hotmail.com or cpoponne@gmail.com. Thanks

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  45. hi i was just looking at your game on teaching main ideas and i love the idea of it. is there anyway i can get this activity game

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  46. INCREDIBLE! These are Superb. Angry bird is one of my favourite game and I am addicted of it. I used to play this game in my free time. Love this game!
    learning while having fun

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  47. awesome

    http://youtu.be/w49i16jgoDA

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