These files are intended for use on an interactive whiteboard. They are all MS Publisher files which use the master page as a stable background over which components such as initial letters or arrows can be dragged.
DO NOT save them when you close them, otherwise you will have to undo what has been done to them!
These files require the user to use the arrow tool to complete mappings.
With the exception of the record sheet,these files are in MS Excel format and need to be opened in Excel or a compatible spreadsheet program (e.g. Open Office).
These files enable you to create Precision Teaching "probe sheets" - you simply type in each sight word once and the file fills in all the rest.
All the sight words are used before being repeated in a different order each time.
The files give you the option of creating probe sheets with different numbers of sight words.
Why not involve the child in producing their next probe sheet?
You can also use the precision teaching technique to teach synthetic phonics and number facts.
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| Sassoon Primary|
| Lucida Handwriting|
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| Visually Impaired version|
with a choice of Arial Black and Century Gothic bold
PT Probe semi-logarithmic record sheet|
The advantages of this using this style of chart are:
1. They show fine changes in performance which could be very significant with children who have experienced learning difficulties,
2. These charts focus attention on the magnitude of the change that is occurring rather than absolute change. It is felt that looking at children’s progress in this way provides a more accurate representation of their learning.
| On Screen Precision Teaching LITERACY Probe|
This file can be used for reading or spelling probes
The file uses the computer screen to randomly display words. You simply click on a tick of cross button at the bottom of the screen for each child response. The file counts correct and incorrect responses; but this is hidden from view until you scroll down at the end.
If using this file for spelling probes make sure the kid(s) can't see the screen!
The file has a sheet of high frequency words to paste in, plus a sheet on which you can store sets of words for particular children.
| On Screen NUMBER FACTS Probe|
This program enables you to use precision teaching to practise number facts. It works in the same way as the other On Screen Precision Teaching Probes file. It uses the same on-screen buttons and keeps a hidden score. You can copy/paste in practice number facts from the sheets of tables an number bonds. You can even prepare sets of your own preferred number facts.