In the “Overlapping Words” worksheets, the student must find the word that is highlighted at the top of the page amongst all the other overlapping words.
This file contains 46 worksheets.
The following sight words are covered:
always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don't, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your
Visual Perceptual Skills Addressed:
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.
In order to successfully search for the word that has been specified in the instruction in the “Overlapping Words” worksheets, the student must attend to one word at a time within the busy field of the surrounding and overlapping words.
Form Constancy is the ability to recognise any given visual stimulus as the same despite changes in its presentation, such as, size, colour, texture, direction, orientation or context.
In the “Overlapping Words” worksheets, the student must recognise the word that has been specified in the instruction, despite the fact that the same word varies in form (change in size, change in angle/position).
Visual Closure is the ability to recognise any given visual stimulus from an incomplete presentation (part of the stimulus is missing). The ability to identify what we are seeing without having to analyse every detail enables us to process information in our environment quickly.
In the “Overlapping Words” worksheets, the student must mentally fill in the parts/pieces of any words that may be concealed by the other overlapping words, in order to identify the whole word.
Visual Discrimination is the ability to identify differences and similarities between shapes, symbols, objects or patterns, by analysing their individual characteristics and distinctive features.
In the “Overlapping Words” worksheets, the student must compare the features of any similar looking words, in order to distinguish between them.