Literacy support for students with SEN

Activities, writing support mats, reading skills cards, spelling tasks and vocabulary sheets to provide literacy support to students with special educational needs

Tes Resources Team

Student in the classroom showing SEN literacy reading and writing support resources

Practical ideas to help pupils with special educational needs improve their literacy skills

To help you support your SEN learners with developing their literacy skills and confidence with reading, writing and spelling, we’ve gathered together a collection of helpful resources, from the Tes community, with everything from letter formation tasks and writing frames to literacy starters, inference skills cards and spelling rules activities. So, why not take a look?

Resources for young learners

A collection of resources for younger learners with basic pencil control practice tasks, writing support and planning mats and a full set of literacy starters covering spelling, grammar, reading and writing skills.

Non fiction writing frames for SEN
primary texts

Non fiction writing frames for SEN

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A selection of non-fiction writing frames which provide support for SEN children who need help with structuring their writing. More free resources are available on my website www.primarytexts.co.uk.
Pencil Control Sheets EYFS SEN
Apple For The Teacher applefortheteacher.co.uk

Pencil Control Sheets EYFS SEN

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Support children in their pencil control when beginning the early stages in writing. Use alongside motor skills activities such as threading, painting, cutting and sticking etc, to build up muscles and build up control. Great for learners with SEN who have difficulty with writing and EYFS learners.
Sentence Writing: High-Frequency Word Frames
Krazikas

Sentence Writing: High-Frequency Word Frames

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This resource involves pupils creating sentences with the use of writing frames that contain many of the first one hundred high-frequency words. Writing sentences and reading them back helps pupils to embed and consolidate these words which they will then be able to use freely in their writing. ...
50 Short Literacy Tasks / Starters
creativesquirrel

50 Short Literacy Tasks / Starters

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This PowerPoint contains 50 short activities based around punctuation, grammar and spelling. This includes: * Word sorting * Spelling rules * Plurals * Tenses * Punctuation * Sentence structure * Much more! Perfect for lower ability, SEN, EAL or intervention group and could also be used as a ban...
SEN Key Word Table Mat
explore_education

SEN Key Word Table Mat

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**Have any issues with this resource or a request? Contact us directly for the quickest response at: explore_education@outlook.com** A word bank created for a SEN child to be laminated and re-used each day. There is also a section for daily words to be written so it is easily adapted to topics or E...
KS1/2/ SEN Writing/Literacy Place Mat
littlemissteacheruk

KS1/2/ SEN Writing/Literacy Place Mat

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This writing mat is perfect for laminating so students can use wipe board pens and improve their literacy skills. This works really well with SEN students who need visual support to help develop their writing. You can then photocopy the mat or get students to write out neatly in their books.

Resources for older learners

For older learners, why not have a look at these helpful support resources, focusing on spelling rules, developing confidence when discussing inference in reading and comprehension activities and paragraphing effectively?

English skills workbook
cldance94

English skills workbook

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I made this workbook to help my SEN year 11 group develop their understanding of basic English skills and techniques. Some topics we studies straight from the workbook, others were used before or after a targeted lesson on a specific topic. Some pages link specifically with Entry English contro...
Spelling Rules Presentation
tesDyslexia

Spelling Rules Presentation

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Interactive presentation with a selection of different spelling rules. Presentation can be worked through in any order due to triggers included within. Gently paced to allow for thinking time/discussion etc. Presentation uses a font called Chinacat (round a, easy to read) and this has been embed...
Spelling - Silent letters - Consonants
gykinga

Spelling - Silent letters - Consonants

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A list of silent letters - that cause a problem so often for the pupils. The list is logically organised, the patterns become visible for understanding. This resource can be a reference for teachers or students as well.
5 Inference Task Cards -LOWER ABILITY - SEN - INTERVENTION
creativesquirrel

5 Inference Task Cards -LOWER ABILITY - SEN - INTERVENTION

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5 cards containing 12 mini inference tasks. Students are asked to read a short extract and answer two or three short questions that test their inference skills. * Short extracts to support struggling readers * Single word analysis * Focus on emotion and social cues. Sheets can either write out t...
Paragraphing Skills  - Writing to Describe Lessons
Tactful_Teaching

Paragraphing Skills - Writing to Describe Lessons

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**What is this resource?** * Two fully planned lessons that include thinking tasks, starters, lesson resources (e.g. reading, writing and peer assessment tools) and plenaries * These two lessons could easily be extended to 3-5 lessons depending on the ability range of the group being taught. Plus,...