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3 Valentine VTips Plus Fab Valentine Themed Lessons

Looking for Easy Ways to “Theme” Your Lessons?

A holiday theme like Valentine’s Day can add interest to the “same old” skills practice, making it fresh and re-engaging a student whose attention might be wandering. Here are three easy ways to add a holiday twist to your lessons, followed by terrific examples themed for Valentine’s Day.

1) Use an object that goes with the theme (e.g. hearts, balloons, roses)

  • Color Words (Hearts) (Matching), VizZle ID Number: 8379
    Text of color word TO image of heart of that color, field of 3 choices, 10 pairs
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  • How Many Hearts? (Game), VizZle ID Number: 8365
    Each tile has an image of a heart with a popup quiz for matching number set of hearts to the numeral for numbers 0 to 10, field of 3 choices, 13 tiles, number spinner
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2) Use real world examples related to the holiday

  • Valentine’s Gifts Which Buys It? (Matching), VizZle ID Number: 26569
    Image and price with text question (e.g., “Flowers: $19.99. Which can buy it?) TO image w/text label of U.S. currency, field of 3 choices with set distractors, 10 pairs, with custom celebration
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  • Valentine’s Gifts Next Dollar (Matching), VizZle ID Number: 26565
    Image w/ price and text question (e.g., “Chocolate rose: $4.95. Next dollar?”) TO next dollar amount, field of 3 choices with set distractors, 11 pairs, with custom celebration
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3) Use holiday-related subject matter for informational reading and comprehension practice

  • Who Was Cupid? (Book), VizZle ID Number: 9074
    Images and text w/ audio about the Roman god Cupid, 7 pages
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  • Who Was Cupid? (Matching), VizZle ID Number: 9073
    Image and text w/ audio question about information from the book of the same title (e.g. “Cupid’s mom is named____?”) TO image and text w/ audio answer, field of 3 choices, 6 pairs
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