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 Post subject: What questions are whatPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:35 pm

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My son is finding the sentences with hidden words across 2 of the words hard and the ones with the last letter missing and the first letter missing eg eac _ ave and h is the missing letter.

Any ideas to help on these type of questions would be welcome thanks

Sarah

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:01 pm

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Dear Sarah

Finding the hidden 4 letter word. It is always a 4 letter word, so will always be one of 3 combinations..

The last 3 of one word and 1 of the adjacent word.
The last 2 and the next 2
The last 1 and the next 3

Occasionally they will go over 3 words.

So teach your child to look for combinations of [3,1] [2,2] [1,3] He could use his thumbs/fingers/pencils to cover all other letters, so only 4 letters can be viewed. eg THIS LEOPARD. Thumbs would be covering TH and OPARD leaving in full view the word ISLE

If you are completing Multiple Choice papers, your son can work directly from the answer sheet, because the layout is such that the words are grouped in pairs.

FInding the missing letter for 4 words, if multiple choice look at the letters on the answer sheet, if he cannot see the words in his mind, get him to write the letters next to the part words, many children need this visual option.

Patricia

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:31 am

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Hi Sarah999

With the missing letter questions

eac (?) ave
inc (?) ose

If completing multiple choice questions there is only one answer that will complete four new words. The key is to get the student to check that four words can be made, not one, two or three.

For standard format, sometimes the answer just jumps out, alternatively work progressively through the alphabet until a letter fits for the first set of letters, then check if it fits with the others.

For both formats the student needs to be aware of changes in intonation of a word when a new letter is added, in the above example both eac and inc have a change of intonation when h is added.

Regards

Mike

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:49 am

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Dear Mike

Thanks for finishing off my post for me! It would appear that I only copied and pasted part of my document before I posted it on the forum. And then didn't check...

Naughty me...

Patricia

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