Calling ASN/ Special Ed teachers. Please help with resources.

(12 Posts)
shootfromthehip Wed 08-May-13 13:48:46

I am a teacher working with pupils with additional support needs. I am currently using several reading schemes to support kids with low literacy levels and am looking at buying some new resources as the ones we use feel dated. Does anyone have any experience of effective schemes that feel suitable for older pupils but are still pitched at lower ability? I would like a spelling/ phonics programme. I'd also like a good reading book scheme (currently have Rapid Readers, Wellington Sq, Barrington Stoke and the Dark man series). I feel like some of these are patronising for secondary pupils as they are commonly used in primary schools.

I am also using a scheme called Phonics code cracker and cracker spell. They are good but very young. I would be so grateful for anyone reading this to give me some names of schemes that they think are effective. TIA.

Niceweather Wed 08-May-13 16:09:48

Read Write Inc

shootfromthehip Wed 08-May-13 20:14:24

Thanks for that, however it's still primary rather than secondary focused. I appreciate your time smile

Niceweather Wed 08-May-13 20:59:10

They do use it at secondary too.

MareeyaDolores Thu 09-May-13 03:04:02

This and other adult resources

shootfromthehip Thu 09-May-13 19:58:44

Thank you both- I appreciate it.

MummaBubba123 Sat 11-May-13 07:45:07

For phonics and accurate, fluent reading:
Check this out on AMZN: Toe by Toe: A Highly Structured Multi-sensory Reading Manual for Teachers and Parents

For reading and spelling (easier than other Word Wasp):
Check this out on AMZN: The Hornet Literacy Primer

Check this out on AMZN: The Word Wasp: For Teachers and Parents

MummaBubba123 Sat 11-May-13 07:47:55

Barrington Stoke publish books with specific reading and chronological ages.

MummaBubba123 Sat 11-May-13 07:50:27

RA:- Reading Age
IA:- Interest Age (or chronological age)

shootfromthehip Sun 12-May-13 19:47:09

Really useful ideas here- thank you so much.

TreeLuLa Sun 12-May-13 19:49:39

Hi SHootfrom,

Read Write Inc do a resource that is tied directly in to the KS3 curriculum - not primary.

tiggerandpoohtoo Thu 16-May-13 23:22:54

We use toe by toe and follow the alpha to omega programme

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