SpeakMe

A toolkit for the identification and support
of learners exhibiting literacy difficulties

More Resources

For more resources and information in a range of areas, please click on the dropdowns below. 

Reading Rockets

Information: 10 tips to support the development of reading comprehension skills

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/top-10-resources-comprehension

 

EAL Teaching Strategies

Information: Teachers resources for supporting children learning English - free reading comprehension worksheets.

http://www.eal-teaching-strategies.com/freereadingcomprehensionworksheets.html

Dekko Comics

Dekko comics are short comic stories of fun and often absurd characters. These stories also communicate educational information, making them an entertaining visual alternative to learning and revising in the conventional way of reading. Dekko Comics aim to improve literature comprehension and information absorption, as well as the general learning experience for all learners, including those with dyslexia.

For more details visit: http://www.dekkocomics.com/

Fine motor skills - Handwriting

Information:  Advice and resources to support fine motor skills required for handwriting. http://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/

BBC Skillswise

BBC Skillswise provides online help with free numeracy and literacy, for tutors and students.  There are printable worksheets and factsheets and online games, videos and quizzes that can be used in class or by learners at home. This may be helpful for 3rd /4th and Senior level pupils. www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

My Alphabet Mat


Information: A4 sheet with illustrated upper and lower case alphabet letters. Can be laminated

Click to download.

 

Alphabet cards


Information: – Game to match the letters with images and 1st letters of words. 

Click to download.

 

Alphabet Dominoes


Information: – Game of dominoes which matches letters to images. 

Click to download.

Letters and Sounds


Information: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics

Click to download.

 

Starfall


A wide range of phonic games and reinforcement; sound and colour to hold attention. http://www.starfall.com/

 

Robbie the Robot – Syllable and Phoneme Awareness


File type – Zip file

Information: Competition winner 2012 – with thanks to Vicki Jones, Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service

Click to download.

 

 Fuaimean Feumail - Phonic worksheets 


Information: The following worksheets were created by Mairead Monk (Glasgow Gaelic School) and are based on work created by Peggy Ann Campbell and her pupil support assistant, R MacInnes, (Breasclete School, Lewis) to support pupils with Gaelic phonics.

Click to download.

Fuaimean Còmhla – Structured Phonics programme

Information: a resource to support learners in Gaelic written by Peggy Ann Campbell.

Click to download 

Reading Circle


Information: The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit Working Group has developed the Reading Circle to help teachers gain an understanding of how the reading skills have developed for child or young person who they are working with.  This resource can be used in primary and secondary sectors and may also be beneficial for children and young people for whom English is not their first language, as well as for adults. The Writing Circle was also developed.

The circles provide:

  • Descriptions of the key areas involved in the acquisition of reading skills
  • A tool to identify areas of difficulty
  • Approaches and strategies for each key area
  • A practical planning/evaluation tool to record discussions with colleagues, staff and where appropriate the learner highlighting strengths, difficulties.

Click to download. Or click here for the online interactive version.

 

Top Tips for Paired Reading (Falkirk Council Support Teachers)


Click to download.

 

Top Tips for Reading (Falkirk Council Support Teachers)


Click to download.

 

Top Tips to Develop Sight Vocabulary (Falkirk Council Support Teachers)


Click to download.

 

Tricky words


Information: Flash cards for 41 tricky words -  1 word per A4  sheet

Click to download.

 

Bingo - High Frequency Words


Click to download.

How to Spell Prompt cards


Information: Competition winner 2012 – with thanks to Hugh Morrison, Principal Teacher in the Biggar / Carluke Extended Learning Community Team, South Lanarkshire.

Click to download.

Writing Circle


Information: The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit Working Group has developed the Writing Circle to help teachers gain an understanding of how the writing skills have developed for child or young person who they are working with.  This resource can be used in primary and secondary sectors and may also be beneficial for children and young people for whom English is not their first language, as well as for adults. The Reading Circle was also developed.

The circles provide:

  • Descriptions of the key areas involved in the acquisition of reading skills
  • A tool to identify areas of difficulty
  • Approaches and strategies for each key area
  • A practical planning/evaluation tool to record discussions with colleagues, staff and where appropriate the learner highlighting strengths, difficulties.

Click to download. Or click here for the online interactive version.
 

Amazing Adjectives Game!


Information: Competition runner-up 2012 – with thanks to Su Hayward, Adviser - Learning Support, Suffolk County Council.

Click to download.

Memory Tips (Falkirk Support Services)


Information: Tips  to support auditory memory

Click to download.

 

Activity Village.co.uk


A website which provides free games and actives to support concentration and memory skills

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/memory-games

GLOW - The National Numeracy and Mathematics Hub   Education Scotland

https://glowscotland.sharepoint.com/sites/PLC/numeracyhub/SitePages/Home.aspx

The National Numeracy and Mathematics Hub is a virtual learning environment for all practitioners, providing an innovative approach to career-long professional learning across all sectors. Please note that you will need a GLOW log in to access this site.

It provides:

  • Professional learning in different aspects of numeracy with a focus on progression, numeracy and mathematics skills, numeracy across learning, assessment, moderation and teaching.
  • Career-long professional learning opportunities of various types such as broadcasts, professional reading and action research.
  • An easy to use environment where you can share and work with colleagues from across Scotland as well as those from your own school or authority.

Number Squares

free printable number squares in word format to enable learners and practitioners highlight particular number patterns.  -  Click to download

Number cards in dyslexia friendly font -    Click to download

Number bars 1-10    -    Click to download

Number bars 11-20    -  Click to download

Number bars 1 -15  -     Click to download

 

 

Math Drills
Math-Drills.com is a collection downloadable math worksheets for teachers and parents on a variety of math topics. Some of the resources are free.

Therapy Fun Zone


Information: A website which provides information on Visual Perceptual Skills and some free resources.

http://therapyfunzone.net/blog/ot/visual-perceptual-skills/

 

Eye Can Learn.


Information: A  website which provides activities to support visual processing

http://eyecanlearn.com/