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Help! Run out of tutorial ideas for 10 year old

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by PloddingOn, May 1, 2019.

  1. PloddingOn

    PloddingOn New commenter


    I've been working with a 10 year old girl with dyslexia, processing issues and short term memory issues for the last two and a half years. I've only got another 7/8 weeks with her before schools break up (Scotland) and I've completely run out of ideas of what to work on with her.

    Essentially we are supposed to be focusing on English skills and study skills. Recently we have done:

    Close reading practice
    Homophones/ homographs/ onomatopea/ metaphor/simile
    How to plan and write a presentation (we did 15 slides about slime)
    Parts of speech
    Editing skills

    Any and all suggestions of what else we could do would be most appreciated as I'm not a primary specialist.

    Thank you all

  2. saluki

    saluki Lead commenter

    Creative writing. Describing settings and characters. Short SATs activities.
  3. phatsals

    phatsals Senior commenter

    With respect, are you a teacher at all? I assume this child is Y6, what you have outlined above isn't terribly relevant.

    If you really want to help, get hold of Beat Dyslexia, book 4/5 ish and take it from there. Take a look at the requirements for upper ks2 English and adapt them accordingly, perhaps CGP books would help.
  4. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    You've probably used many of these but I thought I'd post them in case there's something you'd find useful.

    Reading and spelling difficulties:
    • Toe by Toe. https://www.toe-by-toe.co.uk
    • The Word Wasp https://www.wordwasp.com/
    • Literacy Hornet is similar to Word Wasp but has even smaller sized steps for learning reading and spelling.
    • Try splitting longer words into syllables. Write each syllable in a different colour. Helps some pupils learn longer spellings.
    What a good one looks like
    examples of fiction, poetry and non fiction texts https://www.literacywagoll.com/

    a scheme that works well for pupils with dyslexia: https://msl-online.net/product/msl-handwriting-rescue-scheme/

    Non-fiction text types
    (purpose, examples, planning/writing frames, appropriate structures and language features) for instructions, recount, explanation, discussion, persuasion and chronological/non-chronological report:



    Hopefully there's something here that you could use or adapt for your pupil.

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