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

Level
M6
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M6.1
pE Rw/M7.1
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
General
Dyslexia support

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
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
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
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L1.6
Wt/E3.4
General
Dyslexia support
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Handy reference for Entry Level ESOL and Literacy learners. Helps with Alphabetical order, upper / lower case and vowels / consonants.

Level
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
General
Dyslexia support

Written with dyslexic learners in mind but useful for all learners working up to the L1 and 2 adult literacy exams. A special focus on grammar questions.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
General
Dyslexia support
Exam tips and help

A great help sheet for dyslexic learners who have difficulty remembering the difference between b and d. Tip: for some learners it may be best to teach just one strategy. For example, if they are left-handed show them the left-handed ‘thumbs up’ only.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
General
Dyslexia support

Really useful, short but very focused interactive PowerPoint where learners can type in the beginnings of words and then check their answers. Great for all spelling student especially dyslexic learners.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
General
Dyslexia support

Originally created for a dyslexic student student who had learned to spell the word ‘laughter’. Use as an example for students to follow when making other word maps (but encourage them to make their own maps and make their own ‘connections’).

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
General
Dyslexia support

Suffixes and SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review). Two more wonderful mind maps from Nikki Brown. One summarises spelling rules for adding suffixes and is accompanied by 3 pages of revision worksheets. The second one sums up the SQ3R reading strategy – which can be useful for dyslexia and general reading support.
Please also download the separate answer sheet for the suffix questions.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Reading: comprehension
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
General
Dyslexia support

A set of two resources – PPT and PDF file. Updated in 2008. Please ensure you download the PDF file as this includes full teaching instructions for the PPT.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
Ww/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Ww/M8.1
General
Dyslexia support