The North Tyneside Dyslexia Team have developed a range of resources available to purchase for your school or setting Please get in touch if you wish to purchase any of these items.

The Primary Phonics Teaching Programme

Stages 1 - 4

This user-friendly teaching programme has been devised by specialist teachers of dyslexia to support literacy intervention for primary school pupils who are struggling to learn and apply the phonic code.

It is designed to complement your school’s approved phonics scheme by providing structured teaching and reinforcement of key phonic patterns of the English language using a simplified format.

The programme is organised in four stages and progresses from words with simple consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns to words with several syllables and complex phonic patterns. Informal assessment materials are included to identify gaps in knowledge and inform targets for intervention. This will help school staff to clarify where to start on the programme and which specific patterns to focus on during teaching sessions.

Pupils are taught to identify phonic patterns, blend sounds to read words and non-words, then apply skills to read, spell and edit phonics-based sentences. Extension activities are included in the programme to develop pupils’ skills further and to provide challenge. Full instructions are provided in each stage of the programme. A multi -sensory teaching/learning approach is encouraged to support pupils’ memory and recall.


Price: £12 for each stage; £40 for the complete programme


Cover image credit: Hannah Bass

Secondary Phonics Teaching Programme

Stage 1

This user-friendly teaching programme has been devised by specialist teachers of dyslexia to support literacy intervention for secondary school pupils who are struggling to learn and apply the phonic code.

Informal assessment materials are included to identify gaps in knowledge and inform targets for intervention. This will help school staff to clarify where to start on the programme and which specific patterns to focus on during teaching sessions.

The Programme is designed to complement schools’ phonics schemes by providing structured teaching and reinforcement of key phonic patterns of the English language using a simplified format.

The programme is organised in four stages and progresses from words with simple consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns to words with several syllables and complex phonic patterns. There are two levels to the programme, core and extension. This ensures pupils’ skills are developed further. We have chosen the vocabulary at both levels to reflect the age and Key Stage of students, extending their understanding as well as reading and spelling skills.

Pupils are taught to identify phonic patterns, blend sounds to read words and non-words, then apply skills to read, spell and edit phonics-based sentences.
Full instructions are provided in each stage of the programme. A multi -sensory teaching/learning approach is encouraged to support pupils’ memory and recall.


Price: £12 for each stage; £40 for the complete programme


Cover image credit: Hannah Bass

Fast Track Reading Programme

This programme has been devised by specialist teachers of dyslexia to support literacy intervention for pupils who are struggling to learn to read.

It is designed to help pupils develop their recognition of everyday words and their confidence when reading them in sentences. The programme should complement a structured phonics teaching programme to build pupils’ ability to recognise some commonly used regular and exception words.

The programme is organised in five phases and pupils begin by learning some of the most frequently used words. Pupils are gradually introduced to new words to help them to build a bank of words which they can recognise without decoding.

Pupils are taught a small number of words each week and they practise reading these as single words and in sentences. As they gain confidence their reading is timed, and this is repeated several times during the week to build accuracy and speed. Pupils enjoy trying to improve their reading speed and this helps to develop confidence and motivation.

Revision is built into the programme, including gradually more challenging tasks and a greater number of words to learn and recall.


Price: £10 for each phase; all 5 phases £40


 

The Multi-sensory Spelling Programme

Pupils often struggle to learn and recall spellings for irregular words.

The ‘Look Cover Write Check’ approach is often not enough to support pupils’ recall of these tricky exception words. This programme, which has been designed by specialist teachers of dyslexia, teaches pupils to use more of their senses to help them to recall these spellings. It uses a multi-sensory ‘Simultaneous Oral Spelling’ approach for spelling every word. Up to 5 words are targeted every week and these are practised at least 4 times each week to provide sufficient repetition.

The programme is organised into two sections with the option of using printed letters and letter sounds or a cursive script and letter names. Your teaching approach can be adapted to fit in with the pupil’s stage of letter sound/name knowledge and your school’s teaching policies.

For words which pupils find particularly difficult to recall and spell accurately, a separate page is included which can be used by schools to devise mnemonics (memory phrases based on the letters in the word). These can be illustrated by the pupil. Using a multi-sensory approach in this way can help to support pupils’ recall of these spellings.


Price: £5


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Multi syllabic Word Reading Programme 1

Pupil Pack and Teacher’s Guide

Some pupils with literacy difficulties may have learned to read short words with phonic patterns, but they struggle to apply these skills to read longer words.

This programme is designed by specialist teachers of dyslexia to help pupils to read longer words with more than one syllable.

The programme is divided into eight stages, with rules and explanations at the top of each page to help pupils and their teachers/teaching assistants to divide and read words. The programme progresses from words with two syllables to words with five syllables.

The Teacher’s Guide has words with colour coded syllables to support the teacher/teaching assistant delivering the programme and check the pupil’s accuracy.

Word reading checklists are included to monitor pupil progress and identify areas for revision once each section has been completed. Consolidation activities are included at the back of the programme. There is also a syllable segmentation guide to support spelling of longer words.

This programme should be used alongside the Multi syllabic Word Reading Programme 1 Teacher’s Guide to help those delivering the programme to check the pupil’s accuracy.


Price: £20 total for the Programme 1 Pupil Pack and the Teacher’s Guide


Cover image credit: Hannah Bass

Multi syllabic Word Reading Programme 2

Pupil Pack and Teacher’s Guide

Some pupils may struggle to apply phonic skills to read longer words and subject vocabulary.

This programme has been devised by specialist teachers of dyslexia to help pupils to read longer words with more than two syllables. It is designed to follow on from the Multi syllabic Word Reading Programme 1, but it could be used by older pupils whose skills are slightly more advanced.

The programme is divided into seven stages, with rules and explanations at the top of each page to help pupils and their teachers/teaching assistants to divide and read words. The programme progresses from words with three syllables to words with six syllables. It includes some vocabulary useful for Key Stage 3 students.

The Teacher’s Guide has words with colour coded syllables to support the teacher/teaching assistant delivering the programme and check the pupil’s accuracy.

Word reading checklists are included to monitor pupil progress and identify areas for revision once each section has been completed. Consolidation activities are included at the back of the programme. There is also a syllable segmentation guide to support spelling of longer words.

This programme should be used alongside the Multi syllabic Word Reading Programme 2 Teacher’s Guide to help those delivering the programme and check the pupil’s accuracy.


Price: £20 total for the Programme 2 Pupil Pack and the Teacher’s Guide


Price: £35 for Programmes 1 & 2 and Teacher’s Guides


Cover image credit: Hannah Bass