Task boxes are a great way to help students with disabilities develop fine motor skills, sight word recognition, sorting, letter and number recognition, sequencing, reading, and math skills.
Task boxes are used to encourage students to complete tasks that they may not be able to do independently. They can be used as part of a behavioral plan or simply as an activity on a day when you’re looking for something fun for your student to do.
The tasks in these boxes vary greatly, but they all have one thing in common: the student will need to practice fine motor skills in order to complete them successfully.
For example, one task might be to match up the correct number block with its corresponding numeral written on it. This requires students with disabilities who have trouble holding things or manipulating objects with their fingers and hands will need extra time or assistance from an adult helper.
Another task could be putting together a puzzle or completing a jigsaw puzzle—depending on age level and skill level of each individual student—to help build their visual perception skills like color matching and pattern recognition as well as problem solving skills associated with completing tasks independently.
Sight Words Task Boxes for Special Education
Sight Words are words that are easily read by most readers. These words are found in the most commonly used words in English language. Sight words can be classified into three types:
- High frequency words: These are the most frequently used and easiest to recognize sight words.
- Common function words: These are function words that have an important role in a sentence and are also easy to recognize as a word.
- high frequency – common function word pairs: These sight words consist of a high frequency word and a common function word, such as “in” and “on” or “do” and “the”.