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ChooseIt! Ready-mades Literacy – Initial Sounds contains activities within the Literacy series that map directly to the DfES Primary Strategy Letters and Sounds document.
Please note: ChooseIt! Ready-mades Literacy – Initial Sounds software is downloadable software delivered via email within 2-3 days of receipt of order.Read More
Covers the sounds of the 26 letters, both individually spoken and spoken at the beginning of words. There is one activity for each letter, with five extra activities for each of the long vowel sounds. A choice of round-up activities includes VC and CVC blending. No grapheme recognition is required, although graphemes are introduced passively.
Each activity has a graded sequence of 20 to 40 simply presented multiple-choice questions, which are structured using a positive reinforcement strategy. Correct answers result in a short animated sequence with music and spoken reinforcement, while full speech support and switch access options provide access to learning by almost all students.
The programs include simple performance reporting, so you can record student progress. Designed by a teacher with over 20 years’ experience in primary and special schools, the series is ideal for pupils at the Foundation Stage and KS1 as well as those with special needs who need extra practice.
Should these activities content not quite fit your specific needs, you can create your own using ChooseIt! Maker 3. ChooseIt! Maker 3 is very easy to use and allows you to change the text, pictures, speech or music in an activity.
The Literacy Series was shortlisted for the BETT Award for SEN Solutions. Here is what the judges said:
"Wow - they are brilliant for all ages and abilities and we use them throughout our 3-19 age range. Set out in a clear chronological way, they are simple to use and my pupils love the multiple choice activities and music reward at the end. What more can I say? After all these years in the job these are a teacher’s dream!!!"
Rosie Murphy, ICT coordinator, Fairfield School
"ChooseIt! Ready-mades are a fun, bright, motivating learning tool that are easy to use, and suitable for all ages. A real time saver - all the activities you plan on making but never get round to doing - a must for all busy classrooms. These are a fantastic way of introducing children to essential literacy and numeracy skills that will prepare them for work in Key Stage 1."
Anne Marshall, Villa Real School, Consett
"Huan has enjoyed more independence by using his computer skills to access Numeracy. Literacy and Science activities, which have reinforced his learning with colour, shape (2D and 3D) everyday objects in school and in the home, the environment and some of the class topics."
Keryn Green, Advisory Teacher, Additional Educational Needs Service