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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

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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
Functional English reading
General
Dyslexia support
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

The need for deliberate teaching of phonemic awareness, and a means of doing this.
A research paper followed by a useful step by step method.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Decode
General
Staff development
Study Skills and General Teaching

This is a fun, short warm up activity to energise learners at the start of the lesson. It asks students to make a decision on a question and either stand up or sit down depending on their views.

I use it with my Foundation learners, as I teach them maths at 9am in the morning and sometimes they need a short activity to engage them!

Two different versions are included. Some of the questions are not for the faint-hearted but all can be easily edited to suit your own learners.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.

For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Poetry
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E2.2
SLc/E3.4
SLc/L1.2
SLc/L2.2
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A 26 page booklet that thoroughly covers reading and writing numbers as words. The repetition and variety of practice methods (handwriting; matching; look, say, cover, write, check; word searches, etc.) provide ideal practice for preEntry and higher level dyslexic learners in both literacy and numeracy classes.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Maths
N1/E1.2
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
General
Dyslexia support

Originally created as extra help for students using the MSL (Multisensory Learning Ltd) or Beat Dyslexia (Celia Stone) course books but provide useful practice for any E1-E2 student needing extra help with CVC words and (mostly) s-blends. 26 sheets cover spelling, handwriting, reading, tracking, tracing and much more.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
General
Dyslexia support

A short but very useful PPT that is bound to stimulate much discussion about the different ways we communicate.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Speaking & Listening
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living

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

Margaret Adams wrote this story to help a dyslexic student distinguish between ‘want’ and ‘what’. Numbered ‘cartoon’ blanks for student to illustrate, plus introduction, story and background notes.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support