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Coasts - Environments

12 Informative, comprehension writing activities

The Coasts - Environments have been specifically created to allow further differentiation for students learning about coastal systems and landforms.

Available in a symbolised format or text only format.

Egyptian activities

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Coasts - Symbolised Version SymWriter 2 FREE
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2.5MB
Coasts - Text Only Version SymWriter 2 FREE
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2.4MB

pdf fileThese Environments are for SymWriter 2

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Contents


1. Information - Coasts

Each page of text has 2 sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a ‘repeat speech’ button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error.

The final document can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy the sentences they need.

Information-Coasts


2. Information - Waves and Beaches

An information activity with the same structure as ’01 Information – coasts’. This activity gives the user information about waves and beaches. See ‘01 Information – coasts’ for ideas on how to use the environment.

Information-Waves


3. Questions - Coasts

Click on the green question to hear it and place it in the document, then create a statement to answer the question.  As the student clicks on each button in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a ‘repeat speech’ button so the student can hear the phrase they have created so far. The text is highlighted as it is spoken. This will help the student to decide whether their writing makes grammatical sense. The final document can be printed for record use or as an information source for other users.

Questions-Coasts


4. Writing - Coasts

These writing grids will support the user in creating their own sentences about coasts. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

Writing-Coasts


5. Information - Coastal Landforms

An information activity with the same structure as ’01 Information – coasts’. This activity gives the user information about coastal landforms. See ‘01 Information – coasts’ for ideas on how to use the environment.

Information-Landforms


6. Questions - Coastal Landforms

An information activity with the same structure as ’01 Information – coasts’. This activity gives the user information about coastal landforms. See ‘01 Information – coasts’ for ideas on how to use the environment.

Questions-Landforms


7. Writing - Coastal Landforms

These writing grids will support the user in creating their own sentences about coastal landforms. Words and phrases from the grids can be inserted but the user can also type their own ideas into the document.

Writing-Landforms


8. Information – human activity at the coast

Each page of text has 4 sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a ‘repeat speech’ button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error.

The final document can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy the sentences they need.

Information-Activity


9. Information - Tourism at the Coast

Each page of text has 4 sentences. As the student clicks on each sentence in turn, it is spoken and then added to the document. There is a ‘repeat speech’ button to hear it again and a delete button to remove an entire line in case something was selected in error.

The final document can be printed (and it works well in black and white as well as colour). Another option is to use this as an information source as one might use a web page. In this case the users can browse through the pages and copy the sentences they need.

Information-Tourism


10. Questions – Human Activity and Tourism

A question and answer activity with the same structure as ’03 Questions – coasts’. This activity asks questions about human activity and tourism at the coast and gives the user support in creating the answer sentences. See ’03 Questions – coasts’ for ideas on how to use the environment.

Questions-Activity


11. Coasts Dictionary

A dictionary for 36 words in the coasts topic. Click on a word in the grid and it will open a page with a symbol supported definition. If you want to add the word to the document, click on the word on the definition page, or copy type the word from the main grid cell. Click on the definition to send this to the document. These grids are a perfect tool to support a user who does not necessarily need writing support from the grids, only support to read, spell and understand the technical vocabulary.

Coasts Dictionary


12. Coasts - Word Bank

An alphabetic set of grids with topic vocabulary used in the texts. These grids are a perfect tool to support a user who does not necessarily need writing support from the grids, only support to read and spell the technical vocabulary linked to coasts. There are spaces for adding additional words.

Coasts Word Bank



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