I'll be tackling this next academic year. Now, I should point out that this year I had a Yr 7 class which was not at all familiar with the alphabet, and that the literacy skills of the incoming cohort may be at least as bad. I'll be teaching 7,8 and 9 and have taught 7 and 8 (bottom sets) this year. Can anyone recommend any useful resources? I've identified left-handed pens, magnetic letters and punctuation, Chalkface resources and the literacy progress units - but those are dead boring IMO. Also coloured exercise books/films/transparent rulers for the dyslexic and those with visual processing difficulties. I've also used a variety of online spelling games and a whole load of Sesame Street extracts - extra good for alphabet skills. All my year 7s now know their alphabet and can use a dicionary. Sort of.