A reading activity. To learn special vocabulary.
Child’s knowledge of the spoken language. Card with name attached for classified card sets. Definition booklet.
4 1/2 years onwards
- Objects in
the environment: individual items, sets, and Sensorial
Materials for attributes in the three degrees. Printed tickets
naming some of these objects kept in boxes or smaller cabinet
of drawers. Tickets are in classified groups.
- The first drawer with words for the environment.
Reading the cards and placing them as in the presentation.
Writing these words to create a booklet.
Continue to present other drawers from time to time as the child’s reading ability progresses. In the later drawers, which use words for a set of material, the child will need to set out the material on a table and then label it.
The two sets of classified cards from the oral
The child works alone with the cards he has been presented as shown in the presentation.
Introduce other cards in the same way. Some children will take other sets on their own and use them in the same way.
Rotate the cards when necessary to keep child’s interest.
The child writes the words and can make a booklet or list of the words.
Begin with the oral language presentation of the cards when the child is young (3 years old). When they are older and can read, take out the two sets of cards. Put out the pictures without labels. Take out the labels, have the child read them, and place them under the appropriate image. Check with the cards with the attached labels.Place the image cards out. Take out the definition booklet and read it. Introduce the definition cards, ask the child to read each in turn and have him place it next to the appropriate image. (The term being defined will be in red.) Once all cards have been placed, check the work with the definition booklet. (Have the child read the definition on the booklet and then read the card to check.) Once all have been checked, replace the definition cards in the envelope. Take the image cards and also replace them.
The term being defined has been cut out. Lay out the image cards in a column. Lay the cut out labels in a column away from the images. Take each definition card, have the child read it and say what image it goes with. Place the definition card next to the image and place the missing word label where it belongs.Check with the booklet.
Definitions have been cut into many pieces and will have to be put together to complete the definition. Place the images in a column. Place the red labels in a column away from the images. Place all the cut pieces in rows away from the images. The child selects a term and places it next to the image. Have the child construct the definition with the pieces as in a puzzle. Do each definition in the same way. Check with the definition booklet.