Educational Resources

By Lidia Stanton

I learn by doing

This funny comic book is a take on a ‘whodunnit’ story and a platform for introducing children to multisensory strategies for learning spellings, directions, days of the week, months of the year and other sequences that have to be recalled in order. Ages 6-10.

Tricky Spellings in Cartoons for Children (Part 1)

A delightful collection of witty and easy to remember visual hints (mnemonics) to help the child recall tricky spellings, including exceptions and homophones. 264 high- and medium-frequency words that appear in KS1 and KS2 curricula are associated with over 160 creative spelling clues. Ages 5-11.

Which way?: Letter and Digit Reversals Workbook

A workbook with practical and long-term memory tricks to remind the child ‘which way’ to write a letter or digit, e.g. b/d, p/g/q, 9/g, 6/9. s/z, 5/S, S/3, etc. It adopts a complementary approach to traditional letter formation teaching. Particularly useful for children with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Ages 4-9.

200 Tricky Spellings in Cartoons

A spelling book that brings situational humour to 200 tricky words anyone can learn in an intelligent and virtually effortless way. A practical reference manual; black-and-white cartoons can be photocopied to create personalised spelling artwork. Recommended ages 12 - adult. Younger children may require assistance.

Spooky Halloween Spell(ing)s

This Halloween-themed spelling activity book with colouring pages brings fun to learning tricky spellings. The 30 target words include haunted, cauldron, sorcerer, tombstone and werewolf, but also more frequently used words such as wicked, fright, brain and purple. Working through the pages enables the child to understand what mnemonics (memory triggers) are and how to create them to remember other difficult spellings.