Summary Mats Creative writing, spelling & handwriting strategies to develop and support childrens' language & literacy skills
These strategy based mats serve as a teaching and memory tool to enable children, aged 5 to 13 years to address the difficulties that they often experience with handwriting, spelling, reading and planning for story writing. These laminated, A3 mats sit easily beneath childrens’ exercise books, making access immediate, which helps reduce the language and literacy load placed on a child's memory.
Handwriting Mat features: instructions for letter formation of the alphabet for print and cursive writing, understanding letter features using unique visual framework, tips for neat handwriting.
Spelling Mat features: letter-sound options showing all possible phonetic sounds to assist spelling & reading: sh (shop) ti (station) ci (magician), spelling rules, tricky spellings, homonyms.
Story Writing Mat features: creative writing techniques, to boost confidence and ability in story planning and writing, use of adjectives, adverbs, similes, synonyms, character description, place/setting.
Sound Cards Creative writing, spelling & handwriting strategies to develop and support childrens' language & literacy skills
Sound Cards These are 68 phonetically based cards, which show the most commonly used letter and letter combinations for English sound pronunciation. Sound Cards are letters which represent several sound options. For example: “qu” has two sound options: “kw” - queen; “k” - antique. Sound Cards also represent a single sound shown by a variety of different letters. For example: “k” king, “c” cat, “ck” duck, “ch” character, "qu" unique. To help your child learn and remember the different sounds that letters can make, we use a code, illustrations, rules and tips to support their memory. Sound Card Summary Chart The 68 phonetically based Sound Cards are shown in their colour groups for ease of recall on this laminated, A3 chart.
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