Dyslexia support

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

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

Level
E1
M8
M7
M6
English
Rw/E1.2
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.2
Rw/M8.1
Rw/M7.1
Rw/M6.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
General
Dyslexia support

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).

Level
E2
E1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - reading
General
Dyslexia support
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

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.

Level
E2
E1
M8
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Functional English - reading
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Dyslexia support

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..

Level
L2
L1
English
Syllables
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
General
Dyslexia support

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). Well-known poems and nursery rhymes also proved particularly popular as many knew them already by heart from childhood and some were doing them now with their children.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E1.2
Functional English - reading
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.2
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support

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!

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L1.6
Wt/E3.4
General
Dyslexia support
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

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

Level
L2
L1
Maths
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
General
Dyslexia support

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.

Level
E2
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E2.1
Rw/E2.2
Rt/E3.8
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.2
Functional English - reading
Ww/E3.1
Fiction
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

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.

Level
E2
E3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1
General
Dyslexia support