This peg literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on compound words. The pack contains 40 cards – on the left hand side of each card is half of the compound word. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify on the right hand side of the card which word would complete the compound word.
Cut up the sheets into 40 separate cards and laminate the cards. This pack could be an ideal activity for a literacy station. A pack of six sets could be put together, one for each pupil in the group, to be completed at a literacy station.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but who can read and comprehend, 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 language topic 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.