Helping Children with Reading and Spelling contains a basic kit of suggestions to help children who struggle with learning to read and spell. The materials build on the content of an earlier manual, Learning Difficulties in Reading and Writing, which has been widely and successfully used by teachers. The detailed teaching sequences, combining the enjoyment of content with the more systematic practice of subskills, which were particularly appreciated in the earlier volume, have been further developed here.
The book is consistent with: * English National Curriculum Programmes of Study, and * the Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs.
Teachers using the manual will be following the school-based stages of intervention recommended by the Code and will be providing, when necessary, an invaluable basis for further action. Its practical A4 format, photocopiable materials and case examples make this an invaluable handbook for day to day use in the classroom.
'Probably one of the best books on helping children with reading and spelling. It's so simple that it's surprising no one has written it before … It will be of value for all primary school teachers and in teacher education.' - Times Educational Supplement
'The first merit and chief value of this admirable book is that it offers realistic, feasible strategies for intervention through the systemic practice of subskills for children with reading and spelling difficulties.' - Child Language Teaching and Therapy