This seasonal peg literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on learning spellings of Christmas-themed words. The pack contains 20 cards with a variety of common Christmas words. There are four cards printed on each A4 page.
Each card contains four possible spellings for a word, with only one of them being correct. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify the correct spelling.
Vocabulary on the cards includes: angel, cracker, tinsel, lights, chimney, present, sleigh etc.
Cut up the sheets into 20 separate cards and laminate the cards. This pack could be an ideal activity for a spelling station as part of Literacy Station Teaching. A pack of six sets could be put together, one for each pupil in the group.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but who can read and know their spellings, therefore it is a way for them to demonstrate this understanding. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
This pack could be split into two separate packs.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what area of spelling we were currently working on.
This activity would also work well as an independent task to be completed by the pupil in their work station.