Beat Dyslexia Book 6

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The Beat Dyslexia series of books has been designed to help any child, teenager or adult who is struggling to read, write or spell. the books may be used by parents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants or tutors working on a one-to-one basis or with small groups. Books 1-3 work on the basics, introducing all the consonants, blends (e.g. pr, pl) and digraphs (two letters representing one sound: ng, th, sh, ch) and short vowels. High frequency words, the alphabet, basic punctuation and grammar (the verb, noun and adjective) are all taught using presentations that are clear and also interesting and entertaining. Books 4-6 deal with long vowels and other spelling patterns and provide literacy support through primary and early secondary-school level.

The main features of the Beat Dyslexia programme include the following:

A carefully structured programme that helps the learner understand the linguistic and phonological structures that underpin literacy. Pupils learn letter-sound relationships, how letter make words, the significance of vowels and consonants, how to recognise rhyme and syllables in words and how to recognise spelling patterns in the English language.

A conventional multi-sensory approach that encourages the pupil to use the most senses in order to learn letter-sound relationships. Looking and saying as well as hearing and writing reinforce learning through visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approaches. Wooden or plastic letters offer the chance to feel the shape of letters and to link this with speaking the sound, hearing the sound, looking at the shape of the letter and creating a neuro-muscular memory of the movement required to write the letter by hand. This approach is based on the earlier work by Orton, Gillingham, and Stillman and Hickey, who established the principles of multi-sensory tracing for dyslexic pupils.

A controlled vocabulary, which means that in the early stages of the scheme learners are presented with reading passages made up from words which only contain letters and letter combinations that they have already learned. The steady introduction of the high-frequency words of the English language is continued throughout the series.

The Reading and Spelling Pack is an integral part of the programme. Their regular use in the earlier books offers reinforcement learning of the basics of sound-letter relationships as well as practice in the sequencing of the alphabet.

The CD provides the auditory input of the programme, with exercises on sound recognition in words, short-term memory training, dictation and listening comprehension.

The Beat Dyslexia Book series of 6 builds on these learning methods and offers these:

Several structured reading comprehension passages

Writing tasks which develop from sentence level and short passages to letter-writing and essay planning and writing.

Beat Dyslexia 6 covers: o, -ice, -ace, ea, -sion, ou, -age, -ough, ear, suffix -or, -que, -cian, final syllables -el, -al, -le, -us, suffix -ar, -ey.

All the material has been trialled by students and teachers and is devised to be of immediate practical use in teaching sessions.

Beat Dyslexia 6 is also suitable for use in secondary schools/colleges and responds to the needs of students who are undertaking Further Education. It is also well adapted for use as home-school liaison material. All material is photocopiable including a blank Certificate of Merit to praise pupils

Also includes an audio CD and a pack of 30 full colour reading/spelling cards.

More Information
ISBN 13 9781855035379
ISBN 10 1855035375
Author Elizabeth Frank, Myra Nicholson, Celia Stone
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 120 pages
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