Free Resources for parents, tutors, teachers and schools SPELD SA provides free online resources to help with literacy and numeracy teaching and ideas to help those with specific learning difficulties. The resources have been designed to be easy to use and accessible to teachers, parents, teacher aides or anyone who is wanting to help a person with a specific learning difficulty, like dyslexia. If you find these resources useful consider becoming a member or making a donation to help fund our next project. Specific Learning Difficulties Understanding Learning Difficulty Guide – (for parents). Teachers can access a free teacher's version of this guide through their sector's Scootle site. Dyslexia Checklists – Checklists for you to use to determine if a young child, primary aged student, high school student or an adult is at risk of dyslexia. How to help in the classroom - How to help students with dyslexia in the classroom. Dyslexia: Mason's Story - A child's perspective about having dyslexia. A book that will help dyslexic children understand their difficulty, so that they don't feel alone. Literacy Resources Oral Language Let’s Talk Oral Language Cards – cards to encourage oral language development Vocabulary Scope and Sequence Chart – At each year level, there are lists of subject-based words and space for teachers to record the vocabulary they will teach for specific units of inquiry. Thanks to Blaxcell Street Public School for allowing us to publish this chart. Phonemic Awareness Phonemic Awareness Tasks – tasks designed to help students hear the sounds of English and development letter-sound correlation Reading and Writing with Phonics SPELD SA Phonic Books and Worksheets – phonic readers and worksheets for different ages and abilities, following the Jolly Phonics structure of sound introduction SPELD SA Intensive Literacy Program – a sequential program designed for older children and adults who have not grasped basic concepts in phonics Teaching a Child to Read and Write – online module with explicit instruction for teaching reading SPELD SA Nonsense Word Monsters Sheet - a set of made-up monsters that students can practice giving nonsense names built from phonic program sound sets! Examples of synthetic phonic resources - Examples of a Structured Synthetic Phonics Programs (SSPPs)and Support Resources commonly used in Australian schools Phonic Books in Libraries SA Public Library OneCard Network – A full list of phonic books available through the Public Library OneCard Network in South Australia, a SPELD SA, Cops for Kids and Lions Club initiative. Assessment Tools Synthetic Phonic Assessment Resources – tests created by SPELD SA to provide teachers and tutors with a tool for monitoring their students’ achievement on a term by term basis Online Literacy Assessments – MOTIF and DIBELS free literacy assessment materials Spelling Spelling for Older Students (S.O.S) – downloadable PowerPoint lessons and worksheets SPELD SA Word Bank – a spelling strategy book that includes 18 vowel sounds and their alternative spellings Six Minute Sessions – regular practice with reading and spelling Math Resources Maths Bytes – strategies and games to help with maths Good Teaching Practices Clever Bytes – Good Teaching Practices – includes strategies, assistive technologies, alternative means of response Other Online Resources SPELD SA Music and Movement YouTube Channel – a way for children to develop their coordination, control and body awareness through the beat, rhythm and tempo of dance. SPELD SA YouTube Channel Educational Links – web sites which we think are useful. However, we have no control over the content or accuracy of the information on these websites.