Three types of activities on describing and sorting materials
Activities for years 1 and 2 about the characteristics of different materials and what they are made from. Developed by the SIP project.
Materials - Describe
Identify two characteristics of each material.
This activity gives the learner the opportunity to independently
write about the characteristics of materials. They can choose from
attributes such as hard, soft, smooth or rough, plus many more to
describe the material. The cells are arranged to aid sentence construction
in a logical sequence and are fully symbol and speech supported.
Materials - Sorting
Materials - Sorting marked
Sort materials in four categories
This activity is about sorting the material into four distinct categories. Once the learner has clicked on a material in the left stage, they then have the opportunity to match the items in the bottom stage to the material in the title. All of the cells in this activity are symbol and speech supported.
The version that is marked has a spoken feedback when an incorrect choice is made.
Where to put your files
These activities (.swe files) need to be put into your Environments folder. You may wish to organise your downloaded activities into sub-folders within this folder. The standard paths to these folders are:
XP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Widgit Shared\SymWriter\Environments
Win 7 and Win 8 C:\Users\Public\Documents\Widgit Shared\SymWriter\Environments