This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. The focus of the pack is on word association where the pupil has to associate one word with another. The pack contains 32 cards – on the left hand side of each card is something like “Knife and ____”. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify on the right hand side of the card which word out of the three given makes a pair with the word on the left of the card.
Cut up the sheets into 32 separate cards and laminate them individually. This pack could be an ideal activity for a literacy station in Station Teaching. A pack of 6 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.
As a follow-up activity, the pupil, if able, could be asked to write out the completed pairs of words into their copy.
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 could also be used as an independent task for the pupil to complete in their work station.