Dyslexia Teaching Resources

Use VocabularySpellingCity’s online activities and resources to generate an inclusive learning environment fit for all learners. Our tools help teachers learn effective strategies to teach students with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and language-based learning disabilities.

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What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that creates problems with the identification of speech sounds and learning how sounds relate to letters and words. This can make it difficult for students to decode, or sound out, words.

Despite being the most common learning disability, dyslexia is the victim of many misconceptions. Contrary to popular belief, dyslexia is not simply defined by mixing up letters when reading or writing. Dyslexia’s severity can vary from child to child and can impact students’ reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. Some of the signs and symptoms of dyslexia include:

  • Incorrect use of vocabulary words
  • Difficulty sounding out unknown words
  • Struggle with rhyming
  • Delayed speech development
  • Little comprehension after reading
  • Trouble copying letters in the correct order
  • Difficulty remembering spoken directions

Strategies for Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Based on a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), special education teachers and general education inclusion teachers must provide adequate accommodations or modifications for dyslexic students. Strategies to consider when teaching students with dyslexia include:

  • Repeating, clarifying, and simplifying directions
  • Highlighting essential information
  • Maintaining daily routines
  • Using graphic organizers
  • Providing additional practice
  • Using assistive technology, like tablets

Resources for Students with Dyslexia

Ensure students receive appropriate accommodations and meet their IEP goals with VocabularySpellingCity’s learning resources.

We cater to the needs of students with dyslexia with our 40+ learning games and activities that:

  • Focus on phonics, to understand letter and sound correspondence
  • Build vocabulary retention and reading comprehension with just 10 minutes of daily practice
  • Include printable worksheets to supplement spelling and phonics concepts
  • Provide audio cues and visual aids
  • Allow for review time, so students can work at their own pace

Resources for Response to Intervention (RTI) Process

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to help struggling students, where increasingly intense interventions are used and students’ progress is monitored.

During the RTI process, general education inclusion and other members of the RTI team may work to identify a specific learning disability (SLD), like dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities (LBLDs), if the student does not show progress with interventions.

With a Premium Membership to VocabularySpellingCity, teachers have access to tools to facilitate the RTI process.

  • Differentiate Instruction – Assign games and activities according to students’ learning levels
  • Review Lists – Automatically generate review lists, composed of words students need more practice with
  • Grading and Reporting – View and print ready-made reports to track student progress for RTI meetings