Literacy based activities supported by the use of symbols can benefit all children.
- Symbol with word supports understanding of vocabulary because the graphic image is more easily remembered than the text equivalent
- Increases motivation to attend, listen and participate
- Supports development of oral and written language skills - particularly sequencing
- Promotes children's ability to visualise
- Reduces anxiety
- Allows all pupils to access the curriculum
SIP Resource Packs
For a full list of symbol resource packs visit: www.widgit.com/resources
The Literacy Resources are easily linked in to the Literacy Framework and Early Learning Goals.
The symbol supported resources can be used for word, sentence and text level teaching.
Fiction and poetry: a wide variety of traditional, nursery and modern rhymes, chants, action verses, poetry and stories with predictable structures and patterned language.
Non-Fiction: simple non-fiction texts, including recounts.
Phonics, spelling and vocabulary
PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT:
Phonological awareness, phonics and spelling
- to understand and be able to rhyme through:
- recognising, exploring and working with rhyming patterns, e.g. learning nursery rhymes;
- extending these patterns by analogy, generating new and invented words in speech and spelling;
The Rhyme Pack and the Traditional Stories resources link to these objectives and the Year 1 objectives below. For further information: http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primaryframework/literacy/