LGfL Literacy Activities and Resources

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25th May 20
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SEN Sites with Good Literacy Related Sections
ACE Website

ACE Website - Information on many topics including how to make talking books in Clicker, Powerpoint and Hyperstudio. Advise on speech recognition, word prediction and communication aids.
Widgit: Support site for Writing with symbols. Online tutorials, upgrades and downloads available. Suggestions for physical access, MLD, visual impairment and use of symbols.
Kingsbury Schools
Kingsbury Schools: Super Special School site with lots of useful information, curriculum planning documents, online Literacy activities and games to download.



The Dyslexia Institute
The Dyslexia Institute: They describe themselves as: "...the largest organisation in the UK for teaching children and adults with dyslexia and the largest organisation for training of teachers of dyslexia."
I am Dyslexic.com I am Dyslexic.com: This site is run by Barnaby Blackburn who is an 11 year old dyslexic and his site has information for other young dyslexics.
Dyslexic.com: Good, user-friendly UK site. "Helping dyslexic people make the most of their abilities"



Useful Literacy Programmes to Download
Jardotty Font Download Jardotty Font to create handwriting practice sheets.This is a dot to dot handwriting font with directional arrows on the letters.
Resources freeware downloads
Resources, freeware downloads, links and documents for Literacy and other subjects.
demo versions
Download demo versions of Animated Alphabet, Phonics, Spellings, Words and lots more.



Sites for Specific Educational Needs
Animated British Sign Language Alphabet
Animated British Sign Language Alphabet
TRAIN includes teaching resources in simple text accompanied by photographs and illustrations. They support the delivery of the national curriculum for
KS1 -3 pupils with literacy skills at levels 1 and 2. They can also be used by pupils still developing their understanding of English as a first or second language.
A- Z Deafblindness
A- Z Deafblindness: Web site of James Gallagher who is deafblind himself. This site offers help to blind or deaf people, and especially deafblind people. Contains support for those who provide specialised services for deafblind people.
The British Association for Teachers of the Deaf web site
The British Association for Teachers of the Deaf web site. Look out for Literacy Hour planning for deaf pupils.
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Royal National Institute for the Blind: RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem. The site has up-to-date information throughout the year on all the latest RNIB publications.



More Useful Sites
National Association for Special Educational Needs
National Association for Special Educational Needs
Site of major national organisation which lists publications.
Inclusive Technology
Inclusive Technology: Teacher-friendly information on their extensive range of software. They provide useful ideas on using ICT to support pupils with Special Educational Needs. Also includes on-line activities and Literacy software downloads