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Resources

200 Tricky Spellings in Cartoons by ​Lidia Stanton

This handy book is a hit with old and young alike. It sets out some of the most commonly misspelt words in a clear and easy to understand way. The use of visual images, mnemonics and rhymes helps to cement correct spelling. 

A collection of easy to remember visual hints (mnemonics) to help recall tricky spellings, including exceptions and homophones. It contains 264 high- and medium-frequency words that appear in KS1 and KS2 curricula which are associated with over 160 creative spelling clues. Ages 5-11.

It complements schools' spelling programs and helps equip children with additional ways to remember tricky spellings.

It's suitable for children who:

  • prefer to learn by seeing and doing

  • have tried traditional spelling strategies (e.g. Look, Cover, Write, Check, and breaking words into sounds and syllables) but with limited success

  • continue to confuse similar sounding and similar looking words

  • have dyslexia or other specific learning difficulty

Dyslexia: How to survive and Succeed at work by Dr Sylvia Moody

This book is extremely useful for people entering the workplace or finding work difficult. It is clear, easy to read, and provides clear practical advice for everyday occurrences that people face in the workplace. The author, Sylvia Moody was an expert in the area of work and Specific Learning Difficulties and has imparted her knowledge in this book.

Grammarly: Contextual Spell and Grammar Check

Having used a number of different spellchecks over the last seven years, this one has become the go-to. It runs on your computer, web browser and software programs such as Microsoft Word. It picks up many more issues than standard spellcheck applications and can help develop better writing and vocabulary at the same time.