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Language and Communication Copies underneath writing l to r  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupil copies underneath writing from left to right

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Writing
P-scales/Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Writing
TAP level:TAP36
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Describing a picture from a book

Photocopies of main pictures from a favoured book

Writing pens

1. Choose a favoured book and photocopy the most important pages (about 4). Fold the photocopy to hide the text and photocopy again so that you have a picture with a blank space for writing.

2. Share the book with the child. Show the child the photocopies and discuss the pictures.

3. Write down a short phrase that the child has used to describe the picture in the blank space over the picture.

4. Make a dotted copy of the short phrase and help the child to over write this

5. You may need to use special pen grips to support he child writing.

6. The child can colour the picture after the writing as a reward.

7. You can make a short book like this and the child can make a cover page with a title and his own name.

Keep the writing activity as fun as possible by using only short phrases and having reward breaks.

Keep writing activities relevant by matching them to appealing pictures or photos.

Writing to describe child's own photos

Photos and pens

1. Ask parents for home photos.

2. Discuss the photos, stick them in a book, get the child to describe and write down the child's description. Provide a model for the child to do overwriting for the photo.

Writing to describe picture cards

1. Same procedure as above but write about picture cards or a picture of a famous footballer or TV stars.

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