This peg literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on letter writing and the most common abbreviations used when writing a letter. The pack contains 32 cards – on the left hand side of each card is a word commonly used in a letter. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify on the right hand side of the card which abbreviation represents that word from the three possible choices.
Cut up the sheets into 32 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. The pack could also be split into two separate packs.
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.
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.