All Things Literacy

Fusion SEND Hub have produced short videos, resources and information to introduce you to various special educational disabilities and difficulties

Inclusive practice for dyslexic learners

The School Reading List is an excellent website that suggests reading books for primary and secondary age children. Reading for pleasure is key to maintaining a child’s appetite for books, learning and improving reading ability. Children who are immersed in a ‘reading for pleasure’ culture from an early age are far more likely to transition to secondary school with a bedrock of literacy ability and enquiring minds. The School Reading List regularly updates their reading book lists. Please follow the link below:

Dyslexia Article by Alice Dunn (writer and journalist) on the rewards and challenges of writing with dyslexia

This article appeared in “Writing Magazine” and is written by Alice Dunn, writer and a journalist, from the perspective of someone who has dyslexia.

In the article, Alice outlines the things she finds difficult and frustrating but also the strategies she uses to help her do what she wants to do – write. Dyslexia Article | Alice Dunn

Velcro Sentence Mat

The Velcro Sentence Mat is a practical, adaptable and cheap-to-make writing scaffold for pupils working at early levels in writing. The resource includes velcro strips and stick-on cards for words and punctuation. This would be an ideal resource for working one-to-one or in small groups with children with higher needs, as well as young children. It allows the adult to adapt the level of scaffolding they wish to provide, so they can ensure the pupil(s) receive enough support to access tasks while avoiding the pitfalls of over-scaffolding. The link below is a short video showing how the resource can be used.

Phonemic Awareness Improves Reading Fluency is a website determined to improve the literacy skills of all who visit. This complete guide to teaching phonics would be useful for Key Stage 2 teachers who are new to teaching phonics but also helpful to Key Stage 1 teachers and Reception teachers who teach phonics on a daily basis as it includes new ideas and resources.