About the Workbooks
The workbooks are designed to support Dyslexic children assimilate spelling rules in a steady secure and multi-sensory way that makes sense to them. Sarah wrote the two spelling and reading schemes first in 2013 and 2014 because she couldn’t keep up with the demands for her worksheets from her pupils who refused to use anything else. She took a year off to write the books which was nerve wracking. Fortunately ‘Patoss’ the ‘professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties’ liked the workbooks and gave them good reviews, in their Winter Bulletin and they have been used by, parents with their own children and schools and tutors around the country ever since. Sarah updated and refined the workbooks in 2018 and added a Maths Workbook, devoted predominantly to the ‘Times Tables’ and she is relieved that all three books have been well reviewed again in the Patoss Winter Bulletin 2018. See the full review in the review section of the site. And the key to their success is that children really like working through them.
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Children’s views of the workbooks
Ten year old Lily likes using the workbooks because she, ‘Gets to learn how to spell words at the same time as learning the meanings of new words, so it’s interesting, not boring.’
And eleven year old Oscar just has, ‘A really fun time in the lessons’ – which is great because he has found conquering literacy skills demanding. He likes the fact that the sentences which require a missing word, from a given list, let him use the context to support his thinking. This then helps him to work out which is the precisely correct missing word from a list of words all including the letter group being focused on.. (More details about each book are given below)
Teacher’s view of the workbooks
‘Personally I think the books will prove to be a valuable resource for classroom teachers, teaching assistants, school SENCOs and specialist tutors. A wide range and wealth of activities that are supported by pictures, and plenty of photocopiable pages, means that they can be easily used to support learning and encourage independence.’ Sarah Bantick, Primary Teacher and Specialist tutor, writing in the Patoss Bulletin Winter 2018
The workbooks are available to purchase directly from this website, and through and Amazon.