Use a Google Slides interactive activity to aid beginning readers in recognising print features and concepts of print.
Foundations of Reading – Features of Print Interactive
Are you looking for resources to teach features of print concepts? You’re in the right place! This resource is designed for readers who are experiencing the wonders of print for the first time.
Learners will be able to utilise this interactive activity to explore, sort and identify the different features they will come across in printed materials. Students will click, drag and drop to interact with concepts, including:
- using capital letters to begin sentences
- placing spaces between words in sentences
- placing end punctuation on sentences
- identifying correct sentence examples and non-examples
- differentiating between letters, numbers, words and punctuation marks.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your group literacy sessions.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts.
- Complete the activity in a one-to-one or small group session.
- Pair students with a partner to complete the activity.
- Provide an example of each print feature and allow students to access an anchor chart or visual reminder of print features during the exercise.
- Complete the activities as a whole-group lesson and have students interact with the slides by coming to the board to drag and drop objects.
- Allow more-capable students to complete the activity independently.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the Download button to download the Google Slides resource.
Assign the activity to Google Classroom or other LMS. Students will open the file in Edit mode to complete the activities, not Presentation mode.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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