In the “Block Words 3x3” worksheets, the student must copy the words to the empty block.
Divided into the following sections:
Block Words 3x3 - Two Words (10 Worksheets)
Block Words 3x3 - Three Words (7 Worksheets)
Block Words 3x3 - Four Words (8 Worksheets)
The following words are covered:
a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you
Visual Perceptual Skills Addressed:
Spatial Relationships perception is the ability to identify the position of two or more visual stimuli in relation to oneself and/or in relation to each other.
In order to identify the position of the blocks that contain a word in the “Block Words 3x3” worksheets, the student must analyse how the blocks relate to each other (identify their position), for example, top left block, bottom right block, etc. The student must also identify the correct corresponding blocks to copy each of the words to.
Visual Motor Integration
Visual Motor Integration relates to the coordination of visual perceptual skills with body movement (the use of visual information to guide a motor task). For fine motor tasks, the eyes inform the arm and hand muscles where to go like "follow the leader”, so that motor output matches visual input.
In the “Block Words 3x3” worksheets, the student's eyes must guide their hand to copy the words in a fluid and controlled manner.
Figure Ground perception is the ability to screen out any irrelevant visual material when presented with a lot of visual information at one time (to locate the important stimulus without getting confused by the background or surrounding images). This skill is key for good attention and concentration.
To complete the “Block Words 3x3” worksheets successfully, the student must focus on one block/word at a time within the busy field of all the other blocks/words on the page.
Visual Memory is the ability to remember what is seen for immediate recall. It involves forming a mental image or picture of the characteristics of any given shape, object, symbol or word once the stimulus has been removed.
For additional stimulation of Visual Memory skills, allow the student 5 seconds to look at the words in each block then cover it up. Have them copy the words to the empty block from memory.