Many of my kids in my pre-school SEN class struggle with independent work. I really love doing worksheets with them, but it takes weeks of practice until some of them are able to solve their worksheets independently. During the first weeks they will scribble all over the paper, they will make random marks or draw happy faces (which I love :)….) …but they won’t do their work independently – not because they “don’t want”, but because all of them are facing little challenges that make it really difficult for them: sitting on a chair for a few minutes without adult support, following instructions and modeling, understanding the activity, writing with adequate grading force… Therefore I’m always searching for little “hands-on” activities to practice academic skills like letter recognition, number recognition or CVC and sight words without worksheets.
Recently I’ve created two sets of peg task cards to practice CVC words – they are a huge hit! I use them in my literacy morning centers, when children finish their worksheets or during morning free play. Both sets feature the same CVC words, but the second set is even self-correcting: My students identify the correct CVC word and simply check their answer by placing a peg card and turning the card.
The picture shows the self-correcting task card set:
You can download both sets in my Teacherspayteachers Shop:
Have a wonderful day!