Resources

Literacy Resources in Dropbox

This is a shared folder on Dropbox, please feel free to print off any worksheets or ebooks you want to use. You do not need a dropbox account to use or download these, so just close any pop-up box asking you to join, (unless of course you want to join) then in that case just click on the download link. Please contact me using the Contact Me button if you want to submit worksheets or exercises you have found helpful and want to share.

Pretty useful website to 

  • Generate an IBAN by entering a national sort code (NSC) & account number.
  • Validate an Irish IBAN

 

Interesting Videos & Websites on Dyslexia
  • I found this pretty interesting YouTube video about Dyslexia.
  • This technique uses visual cues within the words to help the student recognize the word and remember how to spell it.
  • How to use a comma and other helpful dyslexia aids.
  • It is estimated that 15 to 20 percent of the population is dyslexic but most are never identified or diagnosed and left to struggle their entire life. Loads of interviews and videos on this website: Embracing Dyslexia
  • Dyslexic Advantagewas founded in 2012 by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide. The Eides had authored the book The Dyslexic Advantage, but the movement and community was born in response to people who want to know what they could ‘do’ because of dyslexia, not more of what they couldn’t.
  • 5 ipad apps that can help a student with dyslexia.
  • 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs
  • More ipad appsto help students with dyslexia
  • Dyslexia posters to download for free.
Click Here to get a full list of the resources on the Blog Page.
Websites for Spelling Exercises
There are three basic types of learning styles. The three most common are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Find out yours at What’s YOUR Learning Style?.  Self Assessment on Spelling: Two self-assessment tests on spelling:

 

Printable Resources

  • Wordsearch: Create and print customized word search and printable worksheets. Prints out a pretty good WordSearch.
  • Puzzlemakers: Create and print customized word search and printable worksheets. criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.
  • BBC Skillswise: This website can be used for both literacy & Numeracy, links also available in the Tutor Centre for further resources such as lesson plans etc. also online games
  • Reading for Comprehensiongood resources here 
  • English as a Second Language Learning Materials: Free and Handy!
  • Dolch Kit: Nearly 300 Dolch and other high frequency words stylized for maximum effectiveness in learning. .
  • 50 Essential Resources for ESL: It’s never been easier to create exercises.
  • ESLworksheets Some nice worksheets on this website!
  • Word Scramblercreate Word Scramble puzzles using your words
  • Rug.ieUseful guide to Words & numbers-downloadable worksheets. Produced through NALA.
  • BalancedReading.com, free download pdf The Abecedarian Reading Assessment was designed to test what research has shown to be the most essential knowledge domains for developing reading skills.
  • ESL Galaxy ESL Lesson Plans for Adult Classes
  • TeachThoughLLC is a fluid platform dedicated to supporting educators in evolving learning for a 21st century audience. In other words Tons of Resources.
  • ABC Fast Phonics lessons can be heard by clicking on the speakers and highlighted words. Included are the names of alphabet letters, consonants, vowels and vowel rules, letter blends and common words, along with many pictures to enjoy.
  • Homophones, Homonyms and Homographs:Loads of material to print or view.
  • Englishforeveryone.orgTons of printable worksheets.
  • ESLCollection.com Free, printable ESL worksheets by teachers for teachers
  • ict games, Literacy and numeracy website, games based, tons of games, also can be used on the ITW.
  • Cookie.ieLoads of useful worksheets on spelling, fractions etc.
  • SNIP (special needs information press):Journals can be downloaded for free. Aimed at improving reading & spelling using high frequency words.
  • Resources.Writeone.ie: Worksheets & Video Clips from NALA’s Read Write Now.
  • the Spelling Blog: Using Mnemonics : tricks to help you remember something.
  • spelling.hemscott.net/#advice:Excellent website with free printable worksheets for Spelling it Right – Learn How to Spell Confidently.
  • Literacytools.ie: Some good printable resources (look out for spelling mistakes.) Good interactive Online games & puzzles
  • Writingwizard.longcountdown.com:Creates handwriting worksheets for your learner.
  • Ictgames.com/lcwc.html: Look Cover Write Check method of learning a new word.
  • Skillsworkshop.org:1000+ free pdf skills for life resources available
  • pppst.com:Free presentations in power point format & free interactive activities
  • Education World: Spice Up Your Spelling Lessons
  • aaaspell.com: Various ways to help with spelling
  • KS3 grammar unitsAll you need to know about Grammer including verbs etc.
  • Writeon.ie : Have to register and login to use this website. A website for students wishing to gain a FETAC certificate. New students might need help with it.

Numeracy

Some of the best websites for numeracy.

 

 Irish History Online

 

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