Dyslexia support

Resources written specifically for (or particularly suited to) learners with dyslexia, dyscalculia and/or dyspraxia.

Alphabet chart for ESOL adults

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Wed, 2017-02-15 14:58

Literacy: Rw/E1.2

Pre-entry: Rw/M6.1, Rw/M7.1, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.2

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E1.3a

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Handout or guide, Reference card

Level: M6, M7, M8, E1

A-Z chart of pictures with the corresponding initial sound. I’ve tried to select pictures which Beginner ESOL adults will recognise.

Ice Falling from Planes

Submitted by Marion Martin on Sun, 2016-07-03 18:02

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

General: Autistic spectrum support, Dyslexia support

Free tags: accidents, aeroplanes, ice, news

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.

Adapted from a Level 1 resource What happens to Ice Falling from planes
from Dave Norgate (2010).

100 keywords in alphabetical order

Submitted by Anne-Marie Marsh on Tue, 2015-03-03 20:44

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Functional English - writing

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Assessment material, Flash cards

Level: M8, E1, E2

First 100 high frequency keywords typed out on excel in alphabetical order.

Editor’s note
A multitude of uses! Spelling or reading assessments / revision, making flash cards, etc.

Polysyllabic words game

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Mon, 2013-09-30 20:00

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Syllables, Ww/L2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards

This is a game to form new words using syllables.All these words have three parts to them and multiple words can be made using different parts in different order

I have used this with L1 and L2 learners and they love it. I let them work in groups – no more than 5 otherwise it gets a bit too busy and confusing.

You may need to have pre-taught some common prefixes and suffixes and rules; how prefixes never change the spelling of the root word they join, etc..

Jumbled Poems & Limericks

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Mon, 2013-02-11 13:14

Literacy: Poetry, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.2, SLlr/E1.2

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.2

General: Dyslexia support

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2, E3

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started).

Spelling strategies evaluation

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Sat, 2012-04-28 18:05

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Handout or guide, Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

This was designed to be used with a group of dyslexic learners but would be applicable for any learners with spelling difficulties.

I have used this by separating the group into small groups or pairs and then giving each group a different strategy to try with one of the words from the word list (two are provided – one for E2-E3, one for L1-2) or a word of their own that they want to spell.

The learners get 10 minutes with each strategy and then need to evaluate the strategy.

MAPS method: a visual aid to proof reading

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Fri, 2011-10-21 10:49

Literacy: Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

General: Dyslexia support, Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Wonderful visual aid to help learners remember how to proof read their work. Page one would make a great poster. Page 2 explains the process: start at the city of meaning and move across the land until you get to the city of Spelling!

Averages and range memory game

Submitted by Fran Offord on Wed, 2011-05-25 20:22

Numeracy: HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Sort or match cards

A really unusual, fun and effective way to reinforce and revise mean, mode, median and range. With extensive teacher notes and differentiation ideas.

Twilight books / films resource pack

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Thu, 2011-04-07 12:10

Literacy: Fiction, Ww/E3.1, Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E2.2, Ws/E2.1, Functional English - writing

General: Dyslexia support

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Flash cards, Quiz, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

A set of resources, written for an Entry 2-3 literacy group of young adults who were ‘into’ the Twilight books and films.
The resources may also be useful in Functional English classes as they are media based and can be adapted e.g. used as the basis for letter writing to an editor or newspaper, etc.
Includes: article and related quiz/comprehension questions, crossword (including a version with arrows to help dyslexic learners), cloze exercise, plus related word lists/cards for the cloze exercise and crossword.

What or Want?

Submitted by Janet Chapman on Sat, 2010-01-30 22:14

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

What or Want? was written for an ESOL student who confused these two words in his writing but suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

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