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B and D exercises for dyslexic students

These are designed to help dyslexic students who confuse the letters b and d. They include various activities, for example, letter tracking, word and picture sorting, and asking students to write down words beginning with the letter b or d in several different categories. These resources were designed for use when teaching adults using a multisensory structured literacy programme (for example, Alpha to Omega or Hickey), but could also be used for children.
By colleenpearson

Autism and Special Education Reading Comprehension Clue Cards- US Version

Autism comprehension and vocabulary activity.

This version of the product uses US spellings but a UK version is also available.

This is a set of 15 Clue Card boards- each with 4 different sets of 3 clues, which your student has to read and solve. The first 10 boards have picture answers and the remaining 5 only use words.

For less confident readers an adult could read the clues aloud to the student, or you could take turns reading the clues.

These Clue Cards were originally designed because my my son, who has autism, found it difficult to comprehend verbal descriptions of objects. Initially he guessed separate answers for each of the 3 clues, but gradually he learned to put all 3 clues together to find the correct answer. He now loves word puzzles such as crosswords.

Some of the clues are deliberately more obvious than others to ensure your students feel some success.

I suggest laminating the boards for durability, and using velcro dots to secure the answers.

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All the graphics used in our resources have been designed to appeal to a wide age range, as we know how difficult it can be to find suitable resources for teens.

By CurriculumForAutism

Story Sentence Starters & Openers: writing ideas

A small display pack designed to give writers ideas for story sentence starters or openers. Each A5 sheet has a type of sentence and an example (or two) of the sentence. Each sentence has a picture to accompany it. Sentence types include where, when or who the action is related to, short sentences, alliteration, drop in clause, 3 actions etc.

By bevevans22

Worksheet on silent 'k' and 'g' in 'kn' and 'gn' words

This is a sample worksheet, for silent 'k' and 'g' in 'kn' and 'gn' words, taken from a set of 12 differentiated worksheets that are available to purchase for just £2.50 from https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/12-differentiated-worksheets-the-silent-k-and-g-in-gn-and-kn-words-11455479

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This resource contains 12 differentiated worksheets and exercises to help pupils learn how to read and spell words containing the digraphs 'kn' and 'gn'.

Worksheets contain 'afl' box for teachers to indicate what the pupils have done well and their next targets. Ideal for Year 2 pupils and older SEN students who find reading and writing challenging.

An accompanying 45 slide Lesson PowerPoint presentation on the slient 'k' and 'g' is available to purchase for just £2.50 from https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/45-slide-powerpoint-lesson-the-silent-k-and-g-in-kn-and-gn-words-11455411

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This resource contains a colourful and fully editable 45 slide PowerPoint lesson on the silent letters 'k' and 'g' when followed by 'n'.

- Pupils are introduced to most of the common words containing these two silent letters.

- Pupils are asked to read and spell some of the words

There are two versions - one with a male presenter and one with a female presenter.

Ideal for Year 2 pupils and older SEN pupils who find reading and writing challenging.

Save money and buy both the powerpoint and the worksheets for just £2.99 from
By Krazikas

Pencil Skills Pattern Cards

A set of 3 sheets with different patterns for developing pencil skills. Activities for straight lines, curves and loops. Each sheet contains a template with partial guidelines and the same template totally blank, allowing you to create your own patterns for learners to follow. The three designs (without blanks) are also available as images. These can be used on any tablet or touch screen device, in conjunction with an art app or program, to further develop motor skills
By tesSpecialNeeds

4 Specific Learning Disabilities Mind Maps

The resource is designed and created in PowerPoint to help all professional bodies working with children. They can be used as a poster or within a presentation regarding SpLD. These mind maps can assist SENCO's, teachers, support staff etc within primary or secondary education as part of staff training or building awareness.

There are four posters all together:
By sheenataylor82