Doorway Online

Doorway Online

Doorway Online is a collection of free learning activities. The suite has highly accessible educational activities that learners will find easy to use independently or, of course, you can use in your classes. You will find: 5 activities of literacy: spelling, word building, letter formation;3 activities about time and money;2 activities about typing skills; and 3 activities: about pairs, matching, targeting.You will have to click on the headings above to expand each category.

1 – Time and money

These 2 currently available money activities provide a simulation of a common experience; working out how much you?ll expect to pay for your shopping.

A)About Time

Three activities to develop the concept of time.Change the clock along the day to see events such as the school bus arriving in the morning and the children playing at break.Setting the clockand?What time is itfocus on the skill of telling the time. All activities can be set to intervals of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 5 minutes or 1 minute. Time can be shown in analogue or digital clock.

B)Till We Meet Again

Play the shopkeeper as you practice giving change for items costing from 20p to 10. Three options give varying levels of support on the till screen.Price + Changeshows the cost of the item as well as how much change to give,Shopkeeper Methoddisplays the cost of the item, the change in hand and the total of the two. The?Priceoption shows only the price of the item and user must calculate the change.

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C) Cashing In

Practise selecting coins to make specific sums of money. Levels range from working within 10p to working within 2. Click on the coins in the purse or the hand to add or remove coins. It is possible to show or hide a running total.

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2 – Make a sentence

Activities where learners will learn how to make a simple sentence using the following methods: (1) rearranging words; (2) filling in missing words; (3) distinguishing between easily confusable wordsThis activity will be especially useful for learners with language impairments. Specialist teachers of pupils with language impairment have been asking for these activities to be implemented in the familiar Doorway format.

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3 – The Large Sum and counting on and back -up to 100

Young learners with access difficulties often find it difficult to show their ability to complete formal sums. The large sum aims to give them a medium to generate and complete sums; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Accessibilty features include; switch access, large text and speecxh feedback.

Counting on and Back up to 100 This set of activities uses the 1-100 number square as a powerful tool for learners tacking addition and subtraction strategies in the range 1-100.

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4 – Further development of the Doorway Literacy

– 60 more words with blends and digraphs – 60 ‘magic e’ words – adding ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ to verbs tackling a known difficulty that many developing spellers have to overcome.Young learners with access difficulties often find it difficult to show their ability to complete formal sums. The large sum aims to give them a medium to generate and complete sums; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Accessibilty features include; switch access, large text and speecxh feedback.

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