I know how difficult it is to find the time to do all that the government now says we have to accomplish in the classroom on a daily basis so I am always looking for ways to combine learning, over learning, handwriting skills, grammar skills, reading skills as well as literacy during literacy lessons. This little resource manages to do all that as well as allow for differentiation of your own making by having blank cards included for you to use!
I have used this type of resource before and find it helps with independent learning and anything that uses clothes pegs is always a hit with my children (whether they are old or young for some reason!!)
I have also played "Witches and Wizards School" with my children so this resource also ties in neatly with that. Basically the children have five word sentences that are jumbled up and they need to sort them out using numbered clothes pegs so they can read the sentence in the correct word order and it makes sense. This helps children with their reading for meaning as well as focuses them on the importance of capital letters and full stops/periods as clues to sentence building. Where words come in a sentence reinforces grammar and copying out their correctly un-jumbled sentences allows them to focus on their handwriting skills and leaving spaces between words. All vital skills - I'm sure you'll agree.
So if you want to take a look and download the pdf file be my guest and just click on the button below. Please leave me some feedback if you do and maybe any other ideas on how you could use it even more creatively within the classroom. I'd love to know :-)
(The wonderfully spooky font is one that Cara over at her Creative Playground is sharing - "Halloween Spider" http://carascreativeplayground.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-spookiest-halloween-fonts-and.html
so take a peek you might find some more resources to help you get ahead for Halloween?)