This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils who are doing some work on the fable “Jack and the Beanstalk”. The focus is on characters and items that occur in the story. Pupils should be familiar with the story before using this resource.
Cut up the sheets into fourteen separate cards and laminate the cards individually.
Pupils should try to recognise the character/item from the story in the image on the left of the card and, if they are able to read, to match it to the word on the right of the card by using a clothes peg. Alternatively, the teacher/SNA could read the words to the pupil and ask them which word matches the image on the card.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but can match the names of the characters/items. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
This resource would also be suitable for a group of pupils during literacy Station Teaching, where a pack is made for each pupil in the group.
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 English story topic we were currently working on.
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