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Learning Opposites Long and Short!



What is it

A set of worksheets with various activities to teach children learn and differentiate the attributes of long and short. With prompts at the start, they will gradually apply what they learn onto worksheets.


Teaching Objectives

  • Learn to read and understand the difference between long and short

  • Learn to read and follow different instructions (i.e. matching, circle, underline, read, write, cut, and paste)

  • Practice fine motor skills such as writing, dotting, cutting, cutting, and pasting

  • Sustained attention by completing worksheets





How to use

  • Use the prompts to teach and let your child understand what they need to do when seeing the instruction

  • Teach with the pictures first, then introduce the words/labels of each attribute through reading, tracing, and writing

  • Highlight to child what label (i.e. long/short) must be the instruction be done on

  • Trace and Write, Read and Write, Match, Underline, Circle, Cut and Paste - explain to child what is the worksheet about and begin with the pages with prompts and proceed to fade the prompt


Teaching tips

  • For worksheets with more pictures, highlight what they need to do and help them out on other factors such as pointing out which picture needs to be circled (e.g., circle all the short objects). This is to make it clearer for the child to focus on the instruction





Embed more learning opportunities

  • Expressive language – Point to a picture and ask “What is this?”, “Is it long or short?”

  • Generalization to different items – Use actual objects you can find around the house (e.g. pencils, rulers, strings) to further teach and practice the attributes of long and short



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