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The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

100+ Creative, Fun, Multi-sensory and Inclusive Ideas for Successful Learning

Gavin Reid, Nick Guise and Jennie Guise

Quick Overview

Full of interesting and creative activities for children and young people aged 5-19 with dyslexia, this book is an essential guide for teachers and parents. Focusing on practical and accessible projects, the guide will cover key skills such as listening, memory, talking and writing.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 11.65in x 8.19in / 296mm x 208mm, 320pp
ISBN: 9781785923777
2018, ePUB, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-725-1
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Packed with fun, creative and multi-sensory activities, this resource will help children and teenagers with dyslexia become successful learners across the curriculum.

The authors provide over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative activities and ideas to unlock the learning of children and teenagers with dyslexia in creative ways. The book is split into parts addressing literacy, numeracy, learning and cross curricular subjects. With fun activities like 'Spelling Ping-Pong' and 'Class Got Talent', it focuses on key skills such as listening, memory, spelling, writing and key board skills.

Each activity includes a 'red herring' that will keep dyslexic children and teenagers entertained, extending them in interesting ways that will appeal to those who think outside of the box.

Brimming with imaginative ideas, The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities is an essential toolkit for any teacher or parent working with children and young people with dyslexia.


'With practical ideas for classroom educators and interventionists, The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities is filled with ready to implement ideas that stretch beyond basic activities into extensions, allowing easy differentiation for diverse learning needs. This book is a must-have resource for all teachers.'
- Corey Zylstra, M. Ed., International OG/MSL Teacher Trainer and Executive Director of REACH OG Learning Centres, Canada

'A wonderful resource full of engaging and user-friendly activities cleverly combined with clear explanations to further our understanding of the learning strengths and needs of our young people with Dyslexia. The authors' advocacy for a fun, multi-sensory and scaffolded approach is beneficial for every student and encourages inclusivity. A very valuable book for all educators striving to provide creative and successful learning experiences for our children.'
- Mandy Appleyard, Principal Teacher & Educational Consultant, Fun Track Learning Centre - Perth, Western Australia

'This book is packed with practical ideas to enhance pupils' literacy and learning. Teachers could easily adapt these fun and engaging activities for teaching smaller groups or a whole class. Every task offers active learning opportunities to benefit all learners, not just those identified as dyslexic.'
- Fiona Keir, Head of Support for Learning, ESMS Junior School, Edinburgh

'The authors of this new book have a wealth of practical experience and theoretical knowledge about dyslexia. They have drawn on this to provide an excellent treasury of well-theorised, tried and tested resources that will enable teachers and other educators in schools, and families at home, to support dyslexic young people in ways that will engage their interest, re-motivate the disengaged and enable them to make real sustained progress in their literacy learning.'
- Janice Wearmouth, Professor of Education, University of Bedfordshire

'A fabulous classroom resource! In The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens, Reid, Guise and Guise have collated an easy to implement, clearly explained bank of ideas and resources for our dyslexic learners which are fun and engaging. Clear explanations and rationale, sharing a wealth of experience, the authors have provided practitioners with an accessible means to further supporting our dyslexic pupils.'
- Lorna Harkins, Head of Support for Learning, Kelvinside Academy, UK