In the “Word Dot Code” worksheets, the student must identify the words behind the clouds.
This file contains 15 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:
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 the “Word Dot Code” worksheets, the student must analyse how the dots relate to each other (for example, the dots are in the first row, first position, and the second row, second position), in order to search for the same code on the code sheet.
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 “Word Dot Code” worksheets successfully, the student must focus on one code at a time within the busy field of all the other codes. They must also be able to find the particular code that they are looking for in amongst the other codes on the code sheet.
Visual Discrimination is the ability to identify differences and similarities between two or more visual stimuli by analysing their individual characteristics and distinctive features.
In the “Word Dot Code” worksheets, the student must compare the features of any similar looking codes, in order to distinguish between them.
Position in Space
Position in Space perception is the ability to identify the position of any given visual stimulus in relation to oneself.
In the “Word Dot Code” worksheets, the student must analyse the orientation of the dots in relation to their own body for any codes that mirror each other, in order to discriminate between them.
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 “Word Dot Code” worksheets, the student's eyes must guide the movement of their hand in order to copy the letters of the word in a fluid and controlled manner.