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Activities to Support Dyslexic High Achievers at KS3

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Designed exclusively to meet the needs of high-achieving dyslexic students, this cross-curricular pack uses a multi-sensory approach to develop existing strengths and strategies. Generic and subject-specific worksheets are suitable for independent study or homework. Teachers Notes offer excellent guidance and support.

Topics include: Cursive writing; Simultaneous oral spelling; Short-term visual memory; Mnemonics; Syllables; Sequencing; Shortcuts; Abbreviations.

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Size: 67 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 284 6
Author(s): Lynda Whitworth
Code: ASDH
Popularity rank: 256

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Contents List

  • 5 GENERAL TEACHERS’ NOTES Specific guidance on teaching dyslexic students, and how teachers can help.
  • 7 SHAREWARE Students are encouraged to share the strategies they use when coping with their problems.
  • 9 GET NEATER Students practise a method of cursive writing which will help their handwriting and their spelling.
  • 11 S.O.S. Students are taught the Simultaneous Oral Spelling method for learning irregular spellings.
  • 13 MEMORY TRICKS This worksheet demonstrates another strategy for remembering irregular spellings – using mnemonics.
  • 15 COMMON RULES Students are made aware that some spelling rules can be applied 90% of the time, and are therefore worth following.
  • 17 USING ICT The proper hand positions for using a keyboard are shown on the page and then practised.
  • 19 SYLLABLES Students learn to recognise syllables and use them as an aid to reading unfamiliar words.
  • 21 SOFT SOUNDS Students learn to recognise the way certain sounds are spelled – soft c and g, -shun and -cher.
  • 23 TRACKING Students undertake an exercise to encourage tracking from left to right when they are reading.
  • 25 SEQUENCING Students have to follow a set of instructions carefully and in the right order to achieve the right result.
  • 27 MEMORY TRAINING (SCIENCE) Exercises help improve students’ short-term visual memory.
  • 29 ELEPHANTS MAKE SQUIRTS A shortcut is introduced which makes it easier to look up words in a dictionary.
  • 31 KEEP IT SHORT Students focus on the use of abbreviations and symbols to help make note-taking easier.
  • 33 COPYING FROM THE BOARD (DESIGN TECHNOLOGY) This worksheet demonstrates a strategy which will help students to copy correctly from the board.
  • 35 MIND MAPPING Students are taught a visual way of producing revision notes.
  • 37 MATHS 1 – SIGNS Strategies to help to prevent confusion between the maths signs.
  • 39 MATHS 2 – TABLES Students learn ways of simplifying multiplication tables.
  • 41 MATHS 3 – MNEMONICS Students are given visual aids to help them remember maths rules, and then make up some of their own.
  • 43 MAKING PLANS (ENGLISH) Students are encouraged to use organisation and sequencing to make story writing easier.
  • 45 PLANNING A TALK (ENGLISH) Students are shown how to use sequential thought processes in planning and presenting a talk.
  • 47 KEY WORDS (ENGLISH) This worksheet explains some of the key words which appear in English comprehension tasks and exam questions.
  • 49 TOO MUCH TEXT! (GEOGRAPHY) Students analyse page layout, and develop strategies to enable them to retrieve information from large amounts of text.
  • 51 BE SURE OF THE FACTS (HISTORY) This worksheet suggests a way of getting information down on paper without too much writing.
  • 53 GETTING THE POINT (RE) In the context of an RE topic, students practise identifying the main points in a piece of text and committing them to memory.
  • 55 SCIENCE KEY WORDS Students create a specific subject dictionary for Science.
  • 57 WRITING UP EXPERIMENTS (SCIENCE) Students practise writing up scientific experiments using diagrams, to cut down on the amount of writing they have to do.
  • 59 COMPUTERS CAN HELP This worksheet shows that computers can help dyslexic students to produce better written work.
  • 61 ICT ORGANISER Students create a spreadsheet which will help them with their daily organisation.
  • 63 PROOFREADING (FOOD/TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY) Students examine strategies for proofreading, accept that they won’t get everything right but that 90% is a realistic aim.
  • 65 HELP YOURSELF! This worksheet sums up the strategies which have been suggested throughout the pack, and provides a tick list to enable students to assess what they are doing already and plan what they could try in future.