The following literacy activity helps to teach matching
sections of words and reading words. Use this activity for
literacy groups, independent work or even as a free activity
Constructing this resource:
Cut out all the pieces, then laminate and cut so they are
ready to use. You can (and I do) put velcro onto the backs of
the words and on the petals, cloud edges and star points so
that the words can be attached more firmly during play.
How to play:
Give one or more cards to a child and all the corresponding
words plus some distractors, then from here you can simply
say 'match' or similar. What you are wanting to see is that
they use only the appropriate words.
Give out the sounds cards and place the words upside down
in the middle. From then whilst taking turns each child one at
a time turns up a word to see if it matches their word. If it
does it goes onto their card, if not then place it back in upside
down. Keep going until all the words have been used.
As an extension the children can read the words that they
Another idea is saying a sentence for each word that they
There are three shapes, flower, star and clouds and each shape has 8 cards one of each for the sounds an, en, it, at, op, it, ot and ap.
This has been used with children with mainstream children and those wtih:
Autism, Down Syndrome, CAPD, ADHA, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia to name a few.