This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or those pupils with speech and language difficulties. It focuses on the identification of verbs and contains ten individual cards. On the left hand side of each card is an image and on the right are given three possible options for what is happening in the image.
Pupils should look at the image on the left side of each card and, if they are able to read, to match it to the verb on the right of the card by using a clothes peg. Alternatively, the teacher/SNA/supporting adult could read the verbs to the pupil and ask them which verb matches the image on the card. The pupil should then place a clothes peg on the correct answer on the right side of the card.
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.
Cut up the sheets into ten separate cards and laminate the cards individually. This pack could be an ideal activity for literacy Station Teaching. A pack of six sets could be put together, one for each pupil in the group, to be completed at one of the stations.
Follow-up work could be done by getting a pupil to put each verb into a sentence, either orally or in written form, if they are able, or to write a sentence about the image on the card, using the correct verb. An Assessment could be carried out with the pupil after working on these verbs for a period of time.
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 completed by the pupil as an independent activity in their work station.
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