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Resource Ideas Needed

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by wieldy, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. wieldy

    wieldy New commenter

    I am a secondary level English teacher currently teaching bottom set Y7. They are a very weak group, more like a primary school group really. A large number of them have reading ages below age 6 including at least two who are functionally illiterate. My task is to improve their English skills which includes some very basis skills such as phonics. My HOD has tasked me to find some resources to purchase to help with this. As I am not an SED specialist I'm at a bit of a loss. Any suggestions of reading schemes/ writing schemes/ reading books etc etc that people can give me will be gratefully recieved. Thanks.
  2. sueemc

    sueemc New commenter

    something to use immediately while you sort yourself out is oxfordowl (all age groups, ebooks and associated iwb activities/games). it's free :) It's also not too babyish
  3. wieldy

    wieldy New commenter

    Thanks to all of you for your responses and ideas, they've been really helpful and I've started looking into some of your suggestions. Cheers.
  4. takethatno1fan

    takethatno1fan New commenter

    Rapid reading is very good, and they have just brought out a new scheme for KS3/4.
    Also take a look at the Talisman books, I think www.phonicbooks.co.uk
    For developing phonics, take a look at Nessy Learning Programme on nessy.com, it really is a fantastic programme.
    Also, take a look at Read Write Inc. Fresh Start - a really fabulous programme complete with reading books.

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