12 Amazing Books for Teachers Helping a Dyslexic Child to Read

12 Amazing Books for Teachers Helping a Dyslexic Child to Read

12 Amazing Books for Teachers Helping a Dyslexic Child to Read

Struggling to break down reading and writing for your students? Not sure how to identify barriers to skill development and assess a student’s progress in engaging with spelling and reading?

These twelve book resources for teachers helping a dyslexic child to read will consolidate your teacher’s toolbox with practical, exciting exercises to foster learning and enjoyment of important language skills in your classroom.

  1. Unlocking literacy by Marcia Henry

Based on the multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham approach, this textbook focuses on two interlocking skills: decoding and spelling, which will promote students’ print and phonological awareness through letter naming, letter forming and listening and speaking activities such as poetry and word play. This book includes 21 engaging classroom activities, samples of student work, theoretical explanations of current research that underpins exercise and further reference materials to support your instruction.

Through breaking down three key elements of letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns, teachers can expand students’ literacy skills and knowledge by increasing their awareness and understanding of the origins of English words, affixes, roots and combining forms, multi-syllabic words, and abstract concepts; and begin formal reading and writing instruction by teaching students to identify, understand and use common consonant and vowel patterns, syllables, common spelling rules, prefixes and suffixes, roots, non-phonetic words, and contractions.

This book is a great resource for helping teach dyslexic children to read.

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  1. Rescuing spelling by Melvyn Ramsden

This book will introduce to the world of morphology and completely change the way you think about words. No more teaching commons words like ‘does; as an exception that just ‘doesn’t make sense’ and must be remembered by rote. An understanding of English as a morphophonemic language made up of prefixes, bases and suffixes will help you help students improve their vocabulary, reading and spelling and prevent them getting stuck in the phonics stage. A great book full of practical lesson ideas for even beginner teachers.

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  1. Proust and Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf

“The act of reading is a miracle. Every new reader’s brain possesses the extraordinary capacity to rearrange itself beyond its original abilities in order to understand written symbols. But how does the brain learn to read? As world-renowned cognitive neuroscientist and scholar of reading Maryanne Wolf explains in this impassioned book, we taught our brain to read only a few thousand years ago, and in the process changed the intellectual evolution of our species.

Interweaving her vast knowledge of neuroscience, psychology, to literature, archaeology and linguistics, Wolf takes the reader from the brains of a pre-literate Homer to a literacy-ambivalent Plato, from an infant listening to Goodnight Moon to an expert reader of Proust, and finally to an often misunderstood child with dyslexia whose gifts may be as real as the challenges he or she faces. Ambitious, provocative, and rich with examples, Proust and the Squid celebrates reading, one of the single most remarkable inventions in history. Once embarked on this magnificent story of the reading brain, you will never again take for granted your ability to absorb the written word.”

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  1. Improving literacy by teaching morphemes by Terezinha Nunes and Peter Bryant

“By breaking words down into chunks of meaning that can be analyzed as complete units rather than as strings of individual letters,children are better able to make sense of the often contradictory spelling and reading rules of English. As a result, their enjoyment of learning about words increases, and their literacy skills improve.

Written by leading researchers for trainee teachers, practising teachers and interested parents, this highly accessible and innovative book provides sound, evidence-based advice and materials that can be used to help teach children about morphemes, and highlights the beneficial effects of this approach.”

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  1. Words, words, words – teaching vocabulary in grade 4-12 by Janet Allen

“Do you spend hours creating word lists and weekly vocabulary tests only to find that your students have “forgotten” the words by the following week? Janet Allen and her students were frustrated with the same problem.

Words, Words, Words describes the research that changed the way she and many other teachers teach vocabulary. It offers educators practical, research-based solutions for helping students fall into a new language, learn new words, and begin to use those words in their speaking and writing lives.

This book offers teachers detailed strategy lessons in the following areas: activating and building background word knowledge; making word learning meaningful and lasting; building concept knowledge; using word and structural analysis to create meaning; using context as a text support; making reading the heart of vocabulary instruction.”

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  1. The Growth Mindset Coach by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley

Studies show that growth mindsets result in more self-confidence, in-class involvement and improved grades. When your students understand that their intelligence is not limited, they succeed like never before. Struggling with reading shouldn’t set a child back with their confidence about their ability to learn in general, but it unfortunately so often does. With the tools in this book, you can encourage your students to approach challenging new tasks with confidence.

Full of research-based activities, hands-on lesson plans, educator stories and a full month-by-month program, this book equips you with practical strategies to teach all your students that learning is an ongoing journey that can be difficult but rewarding, open to all students who are willing to give it a go.

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  1. Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning by Gavin Reid

The book is based around Reid’s five signposts for successful inclusion – acknowledging differences, recognizing strengths, understanding what is meant by inclusion, planning for practice, and ensuring that the task outcomes are attainable. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book details current research whilst also providing support to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher. This highly practical, topical and accessible text includes chapters on effective learning, curriculum access and differentiation, whole school approaches, specific approaches in reading, spelling, writing and numeracy.

By understanding the crucial aspects of dyslexia, teachers can be pro-active and anticipate the type of difficulties they may encounter. This book will be beneficial to all teachers looking to support their students with dyslexia and help them to fulfil their potential in school and in the wider community.  12 Amazing Books for Teachers Helping a Dyslexic Child to Read

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  1. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Children with Dyslexia by Gavin Reid and Shannon Green

Making your lessons fun, engaging and effective for all learners, including those with dyslexia, can be challenging and you can soon run out of ideas. This book offers 100 practical, ready-to-use activities to help all primary teachers with their everyday lesson planning.

The tried-and-tested activities cover all the key areas of the primary curriculum, including maths, spelling and creative writing, plus a wide range of ideas for teachers on differentiation, memory strategies and planning for learning.

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  1. Reading between the Lines: Understanding Inference

This book is designed for teachers and speech & language therapists working in the fields of language and literacy, and concerned with developing inferencing skills in their students. The ability to draw inference is a crucial element in the comprehension of written language, and this resource will be a valuable aid in mainstream classes. It is especially appropriate for work with children with speech, language and communication needs and those on the autistic spectrum, who are likely to have particular difficulty understanding inference.

The book contains a collection of 300 texts which are graded and lead the student gradually from simple tasks with picture support and plentiful clues to more challenging scenarios where true inference is required. The texts can be used with whole classes, groups and individual children.

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  1. Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension by Lori Oczkus

By focusing on four evidence-based and classroom-tested strategies that good readers use to comprehend text-predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing, Oczkus demonstrates new ways to use reciprocal teaching to improve students comprehension while actively engaging them in learning and encouraging independence.

This second edition’s fresh material includes a new chapter on beginning with the practice of reciprocal teaching, many creative lessons tips for using reciprocal teaching in whole-class settings, ideas for differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners, practical ways to use reciprocal teaching as a Response to Intervention (RTI) and support materials such as reproducible, posters, a lesson planning menu, and free online classroom video clips.

With 35 lessons and a wealth of materials, this is the comprehensive resource you need to lead your students to become active, engaged, and independent readers who truly comprehend what they read.

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  1. Helping Children with Dyslexia by Liz Dunoon

This is another great book for teachers helping a dyslexic child to read. This book will show you how to ensure your child’s success at school and in life. It provides a complete guide for parents and teachers to help children with learning difficulties, in particular, dyslexia. ‘Helping Children With Dyslexia’ has helped thousands of families to navigate and overcome the barriers preventing their child from doing well at school.

It provides the latest research and strategies from some of the world’s leading dyslexia experts as well as advice from parents who have children with learning difficulties. You will learn how to tell if your child is dyslexic, find the right school for your child, choose the right remedial programs, identify their strengths, build their confidence and work with the education system to help them achieve learning success.

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  1. Working Memory and Learning- A Practical Guide for Teachers

A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful learner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom.

This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years and uses theory to inform good practice. The link between working memory skills and key areas of learning such as literacy & numeracy is explained, as well as the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders. Then, strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children are elucidated.

This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting.

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And there you have it – a wide range of dyslexia resources for teachers to help you support students in your classroom. Preparation, knowledge and practise will assist you in helping children with dyslexia in your classroom to unlock the magic of language.

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