This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing. The focus of the sentences is learning antonyms (words of opposites meaning). The pack contains 20 cards – on the left hand side of each card is a sentence with a word missing. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify on the right hand side of the card which word is the opposite of the underlined word in red in the sentence.
Cut up the sheets into 20 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.
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 sentence 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.