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Language and Communication Points to text in stories with own name  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Points to text as they read books to themselves Enjoys a story containing their own or a friends name. Enjoys a photo album with text.

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Early years skill:Reading
Early years typical range:30-50m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Reading
P-scales/Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Understanding of Language/Comprehension
TAP level:TAP36
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Photo album book

Photos of the child doing things;

Plain paper book or paper to make one.

  1. Print out the photos;
  2. Stick in them into a book;
  3. With the help of the child, write a simple sentence for each picture;
  4. Use the chi
  5. Take photos of the child doing things;
  6. ld's name in all / most sentences e.g. "Abdul is eating chips";
  7. Practice "reading" the story, encouraging the child to point to the text and find their own name.

Use concrete, familiar events/actions that the child is familiar with.

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