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English, Dyslexia and SEN Support

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These quality and successful resources use texts to model spelling, sentence construction and text construction. The methods used in the units have proved highly effective in supporting students to achieve success. The dyslexia resources utilise the HF Visual Spelling Strategy © to support dyslexic students. These students often struggle because the same methods to read and spell are used with mainstream students. The units provide some much need strategies to help dyslexic students!

These quality and successful resources use texts to model spelling, sentence construction and text construction. The methods used in the units have proved highly effective in supporting students to achieve success. The dyslexia resources utilise the HF Visual Spelling Strategy © to support dyslexic students. These students often struggle because the same methods to read and spell are used with mainstream students. The units provide some much need strategies to help dyslexic students!
GCSE English Language - Paper 2 (Sample Paper and Model Response)
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GCSE English Language - Paper 2 (Sample Paper and Model Response)

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This resource is suitable for preparing for GCSE. English Language, Paper 2 – AQA. It contains sample Paper 2 Reading and Writing questions which students can use for practice. After the initial reading texts and question paper, there is a model reading response for students to compare their own work. A rubric is provided for them to carry out self assessment and reflect on the successful features of the model text. Students then move on to completing a writing question. Two responses are provided to read as a class. Students will then use a writing rubric to identify the successful features of the text. The resource has been successful in supporting students in engaging with Paper 2 and helping them understand what makes a good response to the reading and writing section for Paper 2. As well as making an effective resource, it would also be a useful part of a lesson observation or for a revision class.
Macbeth for SEN and ESL Learners
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Macbeth for SEN and ESL Learners

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The bundle is ideal for teaching Macbeth to learners with additional needs. It includes language activities to learn key phrases, sentences and paragraphs that are needed to talk and write about the text. Ideal for dyslexic students, it utilises colour codes to remember spelling patterns and important details. Each resource includes visuals to help students and reinforce concepts. There is a model essay, study notes and in depth speaking and listening activities. The language activities set the booklets apart from other resources. The bundle is a great set of resources to teach Macbeth for GCSE English Literature in an accessible way.
GCSE, Persuasive Writing  - Model Texts and Dyslexia Support
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GCSE, Persuasive Writing - Model Texts and Dyslexia Support

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This GCSE persuasive writing resource includes key word spelling activities, questionnaires, two model essays a plan . It is ideal to use as part of KS3 and GCSE English Language lessons. The model essays are a response to a persuasive task in which the reader has to persuade a headteacher about the inportance of contact sports and having junk food on the school menu. There are two model answers to answer each of the GCSE, writing questions. There is also an innovative spelling activity to help dyslexic students and a plan to help students write their own response. As well as all this, there are two lesson plans if you want to deliver the sessions in school. This resource is an excellent way to show students how to plan and write a GCSE persuasive essay!
GCSE Model Texts and Dyslexia Support
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GCSE Model Texts and Dyslexia Support

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The bundle includes model answers for GCSE Language writing and a dyslexia-friendly, Macbeth response. The workbooks include spelling activities using the colour code method, sentence and vocabulary work based on model texts. The pdf booklets are ideal to support struggling readers and writers and also provide ideas and strategies for teachers to plan their own lessons. The bundle will save you £10!
Long AI Sound - Dyslexia Support
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Long AI Sound - Dyslexia Support

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The booklet is aimed at students who struggle to learn phonic sounds and read or write these sounds incorrectly within a word, It offers a unique visual approach in which students draw the word so that they can memorise the key spelling pattern. This particular unit focuses on the long AI sound. After drawing the words, there is a visual sentence activity and an opportunity to write a sentence by using a photographic prompt. The approach used in the booklet has been very successful in supporting students with dyslexic or other memory based difficulties.
How to write a Romeo and Juliet Extract Essay (GCSE)
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How to write a Romeo and Juliet Extract Essay (GCSE)

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This short unit is invaluable to teach how to write a GCSE, reading response essay. It provides an extract, model essay, lesson plan, marking rubric and numerous language rich activities to aid understanding. Presented in a concise and interesting format, the student worksheet starts with the extract and two comprehension activities before they read the model GCSE essay. Next, there is a model essay with a spelling of key words activity and a reading fluency exercise to help familiarise students with the essay. Finally, students can write independently about another part of the play and use a rubric to peers assess. The unit provides an engaging framework in which to teach the extract question for GCSE English Literature. It would also save invaluable time for a lesson observation.
Macbeth Study Notes for EAL and SEN
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Macbeth Study Notes for EAL and SEN

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Using visual cues such as colour backgrounds and visual spelling/reading methods, the booklet is ideal for students who struggle to read due to an additional need such as dyslexia. The booklet is divided into Chracter, Plot, Themes and Key Scene Sections, with opportunity to practice the reading and spelling of key vocabulary using colour codes. At the end of the booklet there is an assessment section that includes a key word spelling activity. You will receive a copy of the PDF in peach, orange and yellow so that you can choose whichever booklet background is suited to the student’s preference. The booklet is also suitable for ESL learners.
GCSE English - Vocabulary Programme
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GCSE English - Vocabulary Programme

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Using vocabulary taken from the academic word list, the programme introduces language commonly used in reading texts from the GCSE, English Reading paper. Research indicates that explicit teaching of vocabulary improves comprehension and writing. The 34 page programme is suitable for a whole school approach to improve the comprehension and use of formal vocabulary across the curriculum. It is an ideal resource for SENCOs, English Language/Literacy Coordinators, English subject leads, teachers and leaders. It is useful for students who need to improve attainment and move into the GCSE bands 5 and above. Each section of the main booklet includes picture prompts, speaking and listening activities and gap fills to familiarise students with the targeted words. Also provided is a vocabulary graphic order, a vocabulary list and an assessment when the programme has been completed. The resource will improve comprehension and is an effective way to target struggling readers at GCSE level.
The Signalman - Easy to Read
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The Signalman - Easy to Read

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With its easy to read format, this exceptionally presented version of The Signalman will make all the difference for students who struggle to read GCSE texts. Packed with pictures based on the story, the version also includes comprehension questions to help discussion. The subheadings provide a clearer structure for readers to navigate the text. Prior to reading, there is a list of complex words for students to practice their fluency and comprehension. At the end there are some suggested drama, art and writing activities. There is a vocabulary list to support students in analysing character and setting, as well as providing a scaffold for understanding the reaction of the reader. The book is a great addition to help language/literature students understand the well known GCSE text. It provides the necessary differentiation for them to access DIckens’ classic story.
Ozymandias - Language Activities
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Ozymandias - Language Activities

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Including a listening activity, vocabulary task, spelling quiz and comprehension, the pack helps students understand the language and meaning of the poem, Ozymandias. It is well suited for students with additional needs and ESL. It outlines a useful way to support students who struggle to respond to GCSE poems.
GCSE English Language (AQA) - Question 5, Paper 1 (Garden)
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GCSE English Language (AQA) - Question 5, Paper 1 (Garden)

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The unit contains resources and lesson plans to teach descriptive writing in a structured and successful way. It contains picture prompts, a model answer, a five senses analysis sheet, a planning sheet and independent task. Using the model and analysis sheets, the unit shows students how to be successful writers in the descriptive genre. It has proved highly successful in improving the writing of GCSE students!
Macbeth Model - Dyslexic Friendly
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Macbeth Model - Dyslexic Friendly

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The booklet provides an extract and model answer with key vocabulary which is colour coded so that students can practice reading and spelling. It also provides the colour code to enable teachers to write further key vocabulary for their student to practice. The booklet starts with an extract from Act 2, Scene 2. Difficult words are coded to practice fluency. Then there is a model paragraph with a key word list. The rest of the essay is provided for students to read. Finally, students have opportunity to write a response for themselves. The booklet is an excellent template for teachers to use to make further resources!
Colour Code Spelling
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Colour Code Spelling

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The HF Colour Coded method provides students with a visual memory method to become fluent in reading and spelling. Alongside this proven technique, model texts are also provided where students are given opportunity to learn relevant sentence structures to be successful in a given genre. The booklet explains how to use colours to support dyslexics read and spell both basic and advanced words. Visual memory is strengthened by using colour coded letters and syllables for students to copy and draw. Unlike traditional phonics, the Colour Code Method is fun and creative – students are encouraged to draw words in a style that suits them. However, the method can be use alongside traditional phonics. The method is ideal for students who struggle with phonics and provides a method that will improve engagement and progress. It is based on research into the reasons dyslexics struggle and how visual information supports them. The booklets are also suitable for students with additional needs who struggle to read and write. Alongside the explanation booklet, you will receive free workbooks that use the colour code method based on the phonics programme! Committed to providing dyslexia friendly resources using creative and innovative techniques, I provide a range of reading and writing booklets and courses for all ages.
GCSE Romeo and Juliet - Two Key Extracts and Model Essays
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GCSE Romeo and Juliet - Two Key Extracts and Model Essays

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Ideal for teaching GCSE English Literature, this bundle contains lesson plans and model essays based on the extract questions (AQA), although it can be adapted for other exam boards. Extracts from Act 1, Scene 5 and Act 2, Scene 2 are covered. The language rich activities, mean they are suitable for SEN and ESL learners. These short units are invaluable to support teaching how to write a GCSE, reading response essay. They provide an extract, model essay, lesson plan, marking rubric and numerous language rich activities to aid understanding. Presented in a concise and interesting format, both units start with the extract and two comprehension activities before they read the respective model GCSE essays. Next, there is a spelling of key words activity and a reading fluency exercise to help familiarise students with the essay. Finally, students can write independently about another part of the play and use a rubric to peers assess. The units provide an engaging framework in which to teach the extract question for GCSE English Literature. It would also save invaluable time for a lesson observation.
How to Write a Persuasive Essay
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How to Write a Persuasive Essay

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This FREE resource includes two model essays and a plan. It is ideal to use as part of KS3 and GCSE English Language. The model essays are a response to a persuasive task in which the reader has to persuade a headteacher to chose to run an extra-curricular activity of their choice. There are two model answers - one for more advanced learners (GCSE) and one for intermediate learners (KS3) There is also a plan to help students write their own response. This FREE resource is an excellent way to show students how to plan and write a persuasive essay!
GCSE English Language (AQA) -  Question 5, Paper 1
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GCSE English Language (AQA) - Question 5, Paper 1

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The unit contains resources and lesson plans to teach descriptive writing in a structured and successful way. It contains picture prompts, a model answer, a five senses analysis sheet, a planning sheet and independent task. Using the model and analysis sheets, the unit shows students how to be successful writers in the descriptive genre. It has proved highly successful in improving the writing of GCSE students!
Phonics Card Game - Long A Sound
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Phonics Card Game - Long A Sound

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This resource is a fun way to consolidate knowledge of key words that contain the long A sound (split digraph A-E) and revise for the KS1 phonics test. Loosely based on the Rummy card game, students have to collect sets of cards with the same words. This adds a sense of competition and students will learn the words without realising! KS1 students enjoy the game and it breaks the monotony of rote learning. For a low price, you can add another dimension to your KS1 phonics lessons!
8 Times Table and Multiples
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8 Times Table and Multiples

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Suitable for Years 3 and 4, or for students with dyscalculia, the pack offers a fun way to familiarise themselves with the 8 times table and to use reasoning to reach multiples of 8. The pack includes a card game based loosely on Rummy. Students have to collect cards with the same answer based on a calculation. The calculations are either based on the 8 times table or involve factors of a targeted multiple of 8 (e.g. 40 x 2 = 80). There is also a lesson plan provided. Ideal for a lesson observation, the lesson involves reasoning, group work and inference. There are also a series of cards for the more able using more complex calculations. Students will enjoy the lesson and learn mathematical concepts without even realising!
GCSE, Reading-Response Course - SEN and ESL
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GCSE, Reading-Response Course - SEN and ESL

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Invaluable to teaching the skills required to succeed in the English Language Reading paper and English Literature GCSE, this course explicitly teaches the sentence types needed to write an effective paragraph. Students with dyslexia, ADHD and autism, as well as ESL will benefit from the model sentences and activities. It is also useful for students who need to consolidate the skills. It is ideal for students who are under-performing due to a lack of the grammatical skills which will enable them to express their ideas. It covers the use of topic sentences, the introduction to the quotation, the analysis of language and the reader response/social context of the text. There is a FREE assessment with a rubric and model response. It can be used for GCSE English Language revision classes, SEN interventions or as a unit for class teaching. SEN and ESL students will be sure to benefit from this effective Reading Response course!
Vocabulary - The Kitchen
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Vocabulary - The Kitchen

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A worksheet aimed at ESL pupils beginning to learn the language. Pupils are required to match vocabulary to the picture prompt and then use adjectives to describe the nouns.