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Dyslexia Matters Book 2 Ages 7-9

Effective ways of working with children who struggle to read, write and spell

Provide clarity. Learning language patterns is a key to literacy, but what sets the Dyslexia Matters series apart is its focus on best practice for teaching these patterns to children with dyslexia. It offers a rich and important foundation of phonemes, phonologic awareness and general phonics knowledge. Designed as a progression of activities, it also has the flexibility to work only on the age-levelled patterns of each book where appropriate.

Ages: 7-9 | Pages: 52 | Code: 5603 | ISBN: 9781927143407

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Frances Adlam

Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at www.outofthebox.net.nz.


What is dyslexia?4
An overview of the Dyslexia Matters series5
Teaching in a VAK way6
Best practice when teaching people labelled dyslexic7
Phoneme-based literacy7
Section 1: Phonemes, Part A8
Unit 1: Magic (silent) "e"8
Teacher knowledge8
Part 1: The magic "e" with the long vowel "a"9
Checking in: assessment11
Part 2: The magic "e" with the long vowel "e"12
Checking in: assessment14
Part 3: The magic "e" with the long vowel "i"15
Checking in: assessment17
Part 4: The magic "e" with the long vowel "o"18
Checking in: assessment20
Part 5: The magic "e" with the long vowel "u"21
Checking in: assessment24
Writing practice25
An extremely useful list of words with the
magic (silent) "e" at the end26
Section 2: Phonemes, Part B28
Unit 2: Long vowel sounds28
Teacher knowledge28
Part 1: The long "a" sound29
Checking in: assessment32
Part 2: The long "e" sound33
Checking in: assessment36
Part 3: The long "i" sound37
Checking in: assessment40
Part 4: The long "o" sound41
Checking in: assessment.44
Part 5: The long "u" sound45
Checking in: assessment48
Writing practice49
An extremely useful list of words containing long vowels52