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Friday, August 3, 2012

Creative Teaching Press Language Games Galore Review and Giveaway

I was so excited to receive a package today from one of my favorite  teacher resource companies...Creative Teaching Press. I have so many of their wonderful products and heavily rely on them to supply me with their research-based, teacher-tested products. 

They have a wonderful series called Language Games Galore and I was given the opportunity to review Grades 1 and 2 Parts of Speech and Language Mechanics. Both of these books contain 10 ready-to-use memory games, each with 20 matches, and 10 reproducible activity pages that teach and reinforce essential language arts skills. I especially love that every game plays by an identical set of rules and directions. Once students learn how to play one game, they have learned how to play all 10 games. Each game comes with an answer key, which is extremely helpful.

Here are some pictures from the Grade 1 Capitalization Game. The cards are perforated and need to be separated. Laminate them for durability.


Students need to match all pairs of cards in the fewest number of turns. It is recommended that 2-3 students play the games at a time. 


In the capitalization game, students match names, days of the week, first letters, months, etc.


Here is an example of the reproducible activity. This can be used as  review, homework, or an assessment.


The games store nicely in a baggie or manila envelope.


Here are some pictures from the Grade 2 Capitalization Game. 





I love these books because the games come ready made and require minimal preparation, they contain all of the important grammar skills covered in each grade, and they come with ideas for additional uses for all the games. These games will definitely be enjoyed by my students.

Click on the cover of each book to see more information, including some sample pages and a video. While you're there, check out all the other wonderful products! Then, use the rafflecopter below to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of either the first grade, second grade, or both books. Good luck!




Grade 1
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Grade 2
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32 comments:

  1. I want to win so I can have some go to centers!!

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  2. I want to win so my students can have extra practice with some great material!

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  3. Centers, centers, and more centers!

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  4. I think building memory along with developing vocabulary and phonics is very important. I like that it's "fun" and learning in one!
    Jessica :0)

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  5. I want to win grade 1 to give to my friend that teaches 1st grade and grade 2 to use in my centers.

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  6. I want to win this book becausse I like the activities you shared!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  7. I want to win because I'm a first year teacher looking to build my teaching resources!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  8. I would love to win the Grade 2 book because I will be teaching multiple levels this year and having two different leveled books would be great!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  9. I would love to win because I am a second year teacher trying to add some great go to centers!

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  10. It would be great for making games for my students!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  11. I'd like to win the 2nd grade book so I could make some games for my students to play!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  12. What a great way to practice writing skills! Games are so much fun (and they don't know they are learning1)! I hope I win!!

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  13. I want to win because I'm new to 2nd grade this year and am looking for new resources...and I just plain love CTP!!!

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  14. I would love to win this book! The activities look fun and engaging. This would be great for centers and small group.

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  15. I would love to win this book, because I think it would be a great way to reinforce skills that we are learning in class. They would make great centers! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  16. I want to win because I am looking for some meaningful activities for my firsties. This is my first year teaching 1st grade and I need all the help I can get! :)

    Cher
    cher.gerard@gmail.com

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  17. I want to win to have a new good center for my high level students.

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  18. I want to win this book because I don't have a lot of grammar resources. With the new Common Core, we need them!!!

    Megan
    www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

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  19. I would love to try this out with all of my students. I think the picture support will work wonderfully for them.
    Yvonnee
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  20. I could use this resource for intervention support.

    Yvonnee
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  21. Looks like this one needs to be in my center station. It will work so well as review and will be great for the ELL's in my room!! I want this!!

    dayp@alamoschool.org

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  22. I am moving up to first grade after spending the past 8 years in kindergarten. I need some new ideas/center activities.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  23. I would love these books for differentiated small groups! :)

    Lindsay

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  24. The activities would be PERFECT for the independent literacy activities I implement in my classroom. :)

    Thanks for sharing another great resource!

    Courtney

    petzold.courtney@gmail.com

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  25. Thanks for all the great info you post!

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  26. I like these- takes some of the work out of similar things I already do!

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  27. Would love this to build on my resources for small group work. Thanks for sharing!

    Wendy ☺
    Teacher's Toolkit

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  28. I work with 1st and 2nd graders and would love to win this to use in my small group interventions. They would really have fun with it!
    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars!

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  29. I would like to win this book because it would be great practice for the kiddos.

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  30. I am a brand new first grade teacher in a bilingual classroom. I need all the help I can get!

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