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Language and Communication understands printed word can describe own experience  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


To understand that the printed word can describe own experience

Early years skill:Reading
Early years typical range:40-60+m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Reading
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P7
TAP skill:Reading
TAP level:TAP42
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Event recall

A sheet with columns labelled with 'when', 'who', 'what', 'where'

Use a recent event and the 'wh' recall sheet and fill this out with the child e.g. a trip to the swimming bath - fill in a word or two to describe when the event took place, who went, what the event was and where it took place. The event can then be recalled by reading across the columns.

This technique can be used to recall a recent book or game in the playground, or cooking lesson.

Keep language simple - the object is to show that print is relevant to real life experience and pictures of real life. Use 2/3 word phrases only.

Give lots of reward even for small bits of a task well done - you don't have to wait till the end of a task to reward. This way you can always reward good behaviour before the child gets restless.

Recent event picture sequence

Scrap book

Photos from home or a school trip

Simple stick man drawings of an event
Home-school book


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