ACE Spelling Activities is designed to be used with the ACE Spelling Dictionary. It provides a framework for all learners to get to grips with phonics and the English spelling system. While especially valuable for dyslexic pupils, this resource is designed to improve spelling and writing performance on a whole-school basis through fun activities like crosswords, puzzles and games.
“Pupils with spelling difficulties often experience problems accessing the curriculum and lose confidence with writing. The ACE Spelling Dictionary breaks through these problems, taking away the frustration of hunting through a conventional dictionary and actually improving users’ spellings through increasing their understanding of common spelling patterns and unusual features.
The Dictionary is designed for writers of all ages who need to check spellings, and is intended for use in educational settings and at home. The fourth edition of the ACE Spelling Dictionary has expanded user’s notes and thousands of new words, including more alternative spellings, plural forms and ‘sound-alike’ pairs and groups than before. The darker blue long vowel section makes it easy to open the book near the wanted page. It has an up-to-date vocabulary and provides full ‘how to use’ guidance for new and experienced users.
Using the unique ACE Spelling Index, users need only think about how a word sounds to find out how to spell it. By simply identifying the first vowel sound, the speller is directed to the page where the problem word is found. The easy-to-use reference system will tempt users to use more interesting words in their writing. Both spelling patterns and irregularities are highlighted in the dictionary so that pupils learn to spell incidentally.
Bring literacy to life with the Active Literacy Kit! Developed and designed by Dyslexia Action, the Active Literacy Kit has been carefully created for pupils who require additional support with reading and spelling, whether they are dyslexic or not.
This highly practical activity workbook is linked to the core text How to Manage Spelling Successfully and has been designed to support dyslexic students practise the spelling strategies and methods recommended in that book.
This activity book can be used separately, or as part of an integrated programme for building students' spelling skills at home or at school. Suitable for mainstream classrooms, pupils undertaking additional literacy support in small groups, and for one-to-one teaching of individuals with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, this excellent resource contains activities suitable for use at different stages of development, and for use with adults as well as school students.
Each section contains a range of multi-sensory activities, including word searches, simple crossword puzzles and dictation exercises. This is an essential classroom companion for anyone helping struggling spellers
This Student’s Book contains the complete reading passages and exercises in the updated Alpha to Omega Teacher’s Handbook 6th Edition. Written specifically for students with dyslexia in association with Dyslexia Action. Along with the Alpha to Omega Teacher’s Handbook 6th Edition, this will be a core text for teachers being trained by Dyslexia Action, the only national dyslexia teaching body in the world.
This separate 136-page Student’s Book contains the complete reading passages and exercises featured in the Alpha to Omega Teacher’s Handbook 6th Edition. Provides students with an appropriate text size for reading. Carefully designed exercises help students develop their skills step-by-step. Saves teacher’s preparation time by taking away the need to photocopy their Teacher’s Handbook.
The Alpha to Omega Teacher's Handbook provides detailed lesson plans for each stage of the course. These are backed up with carefully devised exercises which take students step-by-step through the skills they are developing.
The 6th Edition of this popular resource has been updated by Dyslexia Action - the world's only national dyslexia teaching body - and retains all the successful features of the previous handbooks. Dyslexia Action are using this book as one of the core texts on their teacher training courses, so you can be confident that it can be used to develop the literacy skills of students with dyslexia.
Spark discussions that will get all of your students talking. Colourful 4cm soft foam cubes feature 36 engaging questions about students experiences and perspectives, including "Who is the bravest person you know?" and "What foods do you like?" Use in character development activities, brainstorming before writing, and to build oral language, social and listening skills. Activity Guide included.
Dark Man is a hugely successful series for teens and young adults with very low reading levels. The gritty and mysterious books grip readers even though the text is limited. The sinister atmosphere and strong black-and-white illustrations entice even the most reluctant of teen readers. The dark tales have a 'grown-up' style which doesn't patronise the reader. Set One is the lowest level of readers. The books can be read in any order, but across series the text offers some reading progression.
This pack contains the first six books in the series: Dark Fire of Doom Destiny in the Dark The Dark Never Hides Escape from the Dark The Face in the Dark Mirror Fear in the Dark
Dark Man is a hugely successful series for teens and young adults with very low reading levels. The gritty and mysterious books grip readers even though the text is limited. The sinister atmosphere and strong black-and-white illustrations entice even the most reluctant of teen readers. The dark tales have a 'grown-up' style which doesn't patronise the reader. Set Two is at the same low level of readers as Set One. The books can be read in any order, but across series the text offers some reading progression.
This pack contains the second six books in the series: The Dark Dreams of Hell The Dark Side of Magic Danger in the Dark The Shadow in the Dark The Dark Waters of Time The Dark Glass
This Student Book is designed to improve students' functional grammar skills. It allows and encourages all students to grasp the fundamentals of grammar through humour, real world examples and a variety of activities.
It includes: New engaging material and activities Regular peer and self assessment so students take control of their learning Accessible and manageable chucks of learning that can be dipped into where necessary A striking design to aid motivation.
Readers will find this practical and comprehensive guide to spelling invaluable. Day-to-day advice on how to help those with difficulties is underpinned by information on the development of the English language and its spelling rules with explanations of common language problems.
Chapters cover: Spelling processes Teaching and learning phonics Individual cognitive and learning styles Assessing and monitoring spelling progress Teaching strategies and techniques.
This is an essential companion for teachers, SENCos, and dyslexia specialists alike, as well as anyone interested in spelling and language difficulties. By author Philomena Ott.
Joyful Reading offers teachers a differentiated instructional approach for motivating students at varied levels to discover the rewards and delights of reading appropriately challenging books. Authored by Sally M. Reis, an acclaimed scholar of gifted and talented education, the book describes the Schoolwide Enrichment Model for Reading (SEM-R), an easy-to-implement program that encourages students to read independently for a period of time during the school day on books of their own choice while supporting them in learning comprehension strategies.
The program includes three phases: A Book Hook component in which the teacher reads aloud from a high-interest book while engaging the class in critical thinking responses A Supported Independent Reading component in which students are encouraged to select and read progressively challenging books while the teacher offers instruction through individualized confer-ences A Special Interest component in which students engage in reading-enrichment activities The SEM-R program has been shown by research to improve students' fluency and comprehension as well as their attitudes toward reading and is praised by teachers for getting students excited about books. Jossey-Bass Teacher
This series provides audio lessons and photocopiable worksheets to support those pupils who need to develop listening skills, improve short-term memory and learn to make deductions from sounds, statements or passages of text that have listened to.
Within package is 5 kits (Book 1, Book 2, Book 2A, Book 3 & Book 4)
Kit 1 : Familiar sounds give rise to questions Where? When? Why with multiple-choice answers. Description for finish the picture exercises. Passages for Listen and Look exercises. Kit 2 : Five short linked passages followed by questions. Listen and Look exercises linked to preceding passages. Kit 2A : Complete story - 2 audio passages per page, each followed by 4 questions. Kit 3 : Each lessons tells a chapter in the story of 'Finding the Castle' and is followed by questions which require written answers. Where appropriate, the work could be done orally. Kit 4 : Each lesson tells a chapter in the story 'Moving On' and is followed by questions which require written answers. In the same style as Kit 3 but at a more difficult level.
The series presents exercises in inferential comprehension, where pupils must use common sense and reasoning. Series progresses in both difficulty and maturity. Perfect for pupils who can read but 'struggle to read between the lines'.
In the books pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so pupils must read between the lines, using common sense and reasoning.
Practising Punctuation consists of 5 titles designed for pupils at Key Stage 2 and 3, who need additional support to identify and use punctuation correctly in everyday situations. Each book addresses a wide range of punctuation rules arranged in units of two pages. The first page explains the punctuation rule and gives clear examples, together with a simple exercise for the pupil to complete. The second page provides a more complex task and / or extension exercise.
In addition each book provides regular test pages to check the pupil’s understanding of the rules addressed. A pupil record sheet at the back of the book allows the teacher to plot progress and record comments on individual achievement. There are also four Punctuation Puzzle pages to reinforce and revisit what the children have learned in each book. A Quick Reference Guide at the back of each book summarises the punctuation rules addressed in that book. Book 5, the tests can be used for initial assessment prior to working through the Practising Punctuation series or indeed as a form of assessment after working through the series to establish the level of punctuation accuracy achieved.
Book 1 Capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks. Book 2 Apostrophes and inverted commas. Book 3 Phrases, sentences and paragraphs. Book 4 Colons, semi-colons, brackets, dashes and hyphens. Book 5 Practising Punctuation Test Sheets.
Reading Comprehension Books 3&4. These reading comprehension books offer valuable tools to help in your child & your students reading comprehension skills. Includes areas such as getting the main idea, using context clues, making inferences, noting details.
Can be suitable for use in classroom and to aid one to one parent child reading time at home also.
Student Record Book help enhance each students' learning experience by creating one place for students to record all their answers to the various Reading Lab exercise questions on special record pages; correct mistakes; record scores and chart their progress through the Power Builders, Skill Builders and Rate Builders.
The Student Record Book also contains a description of procedures, sample pages on which trial exercises can be worked for practice and helpful suggestions for effective reading and study habits.
EachStudent Record Book also contains a Starting Level Guide placement test to help each student start his or her individualised program at the appropriate level.
Build sentences the hands-on way with this popular, multisensory kit. The final step towards reading success the hands-on way! Children build skills for reading and writing fluency as they construct simple and complex sentences and read sentences out loud. Short writing activities are designed to familiarise them with parts of speech and correct use of punctuation. Skills taught include: Using word relationships and sentence patterns to construct and write sentences, verb inflection and tense, and expanding meaning using adjectives and adverbs, identifying and practising grammatical agreement, placing punctuation appropriately
Kit includes: Set of 156 Colour-Coded Reading Rods 24 Double-Sided Activity Cards 48-page Instruction & Activity Book 4 Activity Trays Storage Tub
Reading Rods® Simple Sentences Reading Kit. Build simple sentences the hands-on way with this popular multisensory kit!
Begin building basic sentences with this popular hands-on kit! Children develop reading fluency, beginning writing skills and an understanding of word relationships as they explore parts of speech and building simple sentences. Skills taught include: Building and writing simple sentences with basic sentence patterns, capitalisation, types of sentences and punctuation, recognise synonyms, anatonyms and homophones, parts of speech
Kit includes: Set of 160 colour-coded Reading Rods®, 24 double-sided Activity Cards, 48-page Instruction & Activity Book, 4 activity trays and storage tub. Use with 1-4 students. Ages 6-10
Roll all 9 Cubes. Begin with ‘Once Upon a Time’ and tell a story that links together all 9 face-up images. Start with the first symbol to grab your attention. There is no wrong answer, the goal is to let the images spark your imagination. Rory’s Story Cubes®: Actions is the first expansion set for Rory’s Story Cubes®. A pocket-sized set of 9 cubes depicting 54 of the most used verbs in second language development. Made to the same high quality as the original set, Rory’s Story Cubes®: Actions are inked in dark blue. This makes them easy to sort from your Rory’s Story Cubes® after use. We worked closely with ESL (English as a second language) experts and teachers with multiple languages in the classroom to test the action icons on this set. Rory’s Story Cubes®: Actions does not require Rory’s Story Cubes® in order to use them. They can be played on their own straight out of the box, or mixed with other sets of Rory’s Story Cubes® With Rory’s Story Cubes®: Actions, you will have more fun practising a new language. Try starting your stories with 3 cubes (as opposed to 9 in Rory’s Story Cubes®). This makes it easier when learning a second language. Try telling stories set in the past, present and future. Randomly mix in with the original Rory’s Story Cubes® for more action packed stories. We recommend using a mixed set of 9 cubes. This is the magic number for a natural beginning, middle and end.
This Show-me pack of 286 varied magnetic uppercase letters is a must-have in any classroom. The letters (approx. 35mm in height) have been designed to help young minds learn to spell and recognise new words, so they’re ideal for any primary or early years class. This pack is also perfect for brightening up the classroom too with its wide variety of vibrant colours. All packs are presented in a handy tub for simple storage and with a handle for easy carrying. Each pack contains 11 each of the letters a-z.” This pack contains 286 colourful magnetic uppercase letters – 11 each of letters A-Z Presented in a handy tub for easy carrying and convenient storage Every letter is colourful and bright – ideal for children and young learners Ideal for early years and primary literacy, and perfect for using on Show-me Magnetic Boards (not included) Each letter measures at approx. 35mm tall
Reinforce high-frequency word recognition with these tactile cubes. Toss these cubes to learn the 36 most common sight words! Read aloud the words that you toss or use them in a sentence for a more challenging activity. Cubes measure 4cm. Ages 6-10