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  • Developed by William Van Cleave

    • printed on heavy card stock
    • usable with many multisensory approaches to language study
    • Orton-Gillingham based
    • basic set includes spelling deck and consonant and vowel decks for reading (144 cards)
    • advanced deck includes stable syllable and connective decks for reading and spelling (122 cards)
    • keywords match Everything You Want to Know and Where to Find It
  • Our pupils’ success will be defined by their ability to read fluently and skilfully. But despite universal acceptance of reading’s vital importance, the reading gap in our classroom remains, and it is linked to an array of factors, such as parental wealth, education and book ownership, as well as classroom practice. To close this gap, we need to ensure that every teacher has the knowledge and skill to teach reading with confidence.

    In Closing the Reading Gap, Alex Quigley explores the intriguing history and science of reading, synthesising the debates and presenting a wealth of usable evidence about how children develop most efficiently as successful readers. Offering practical strategies for teachers at every phase of their teaching career, as well as tackling issues such as dyslexia and the role of technology, the book helps teachers to be an expert in how pupils ‘learn to read’ as well as how they ‘read to learn’ and explores how reading is vital for unlocking a challenging academic curriculum for every student.

    With a focus on nurturing pupils’ will and skill to read for pleasure and purpose, this essential volume provides practical solutions to help all teachers create a rich reading culture that will enable every student to thrive in school and far beyond the school gates.

  • As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap?

    In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, the author explores the increased demands of an academic curriculum and how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success.

    This must-read book presents the case for teacher-led efforts to develop students’ vocabulary and provides practical solutions for teachers across the curriculum, incorporating easy-to-use tools, resources and classroom activities.

  • William Van Cleave

    This text serves as a teacher’s reference tool for instructing students using the Orton-Gillingham & other multisensory approaches. Easy to use format, essential teaching principles, expansive word lists covering basic and advanced concepts, index of commonly used resources, short history of the language and dozens of updated lists.

    Key features:

    • easy-to-use format
    • essential teaching principles
    • expansive word lists covering basic and advanced concepts
    • hints for teachers
    • index of commonly used resources
    • short history of the language
    • dozens of updated lists
  • Finding Your Voice with Dyslexia and other SpLDs is an essential guide to living with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). The book provides readers with a practical guide to expressing and developing ideas and feelings.

    Uniquely designed for dyslexic/ SpLD readers, this book discusses how individual people function and will help readers to:

    •understand how they think

    •know what they can do to maintain clear thinking

    •know how they can positively contribute to any situation in which they find themselves.

    When people with SpLD find their voice, they gain the self-esteem and confidence to tackle all elements of life (study, employment, general living) and to negotiate sucessfully with those around them. The book contains stories, insights, examples, tips and exercises, presented in a user-friendly way throughout. The book has also been designed for non-linear reading and each chapter includes a ‘dipping-in’ section to guide the reader.

    The book does not have to be read as solid, continuous text from start to finish: it can be read more like a travel guide.

    As well as providing vital assistance to people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, this book will benefit anyone supporting, living or working with dyslexic/ SpLD people by helping them to understand more about the dyslexic/ SpLD world.

  • Morphology Deck

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    2nd Edition

    Usable as a standalone or with Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where to Find It

    • 180 5.5”x4” cards, printed on heavy card stock
    • usable with many multisensory approaches to language study
    • Orton-Gillingham based
    • includes 36 prefixes (green card stock), 47 Latin roots (white card stock), 35 combining forms (grey card stock), and 59 connectives, stable syllables, and suffixes (red card stock) as well as instructions
  • Why is it that more people can’t read and write? Why are there still so many vastly different methods of teaching literacy? Why do people still argue about it?

    Reading for Life examines these three questions, addressing the less evidence supported ideas about teaching reading and writing which are still alive and well in schools all over the world. This accessible guide bridges the gap between research and practice, translating academic findings into practical suggestions and ready-to-use techniques.

    Written in an approachable style and with informative graphics, vignettes and interviews woven throughout, this book covers:

      • the components of literacy, including phonics, vocabulary and fluency
      • the history of approaches to literacy teaching and an overview of the key figures
      • government-level inquiries into the provision of reading and writing teaching
      • the mindset which leads to acceptance of poor practice
      • the essential components of an effective literacy program with practical advice on selecting resources to get the job done well


    Reading for Life helps educational practitioners make informed decisions about which teaching methods to reject and select, and empowers parents to ask the right questions of professionals and policy makers. This book is a timely exploration of poor teaching methods and is an innovative, fresh assessment of how high quality literacy teaching can be provided for all.

  • This is a fast, easy word-building and word-changing game for two players who know at least one sound for each letter of the alphabet. It provides practice in:

    • blending sounds into one-syllable words,
    • manipulating sounds in and out of words,
    • the two and three-letter consonant spellings sh, ch, th, wh, ck, ng, ll, ss, tch and dge.
    • understanding that some spellings/sounds only occur before vowels, and some only occur after vowels.


    Younger children will at first need help from an adult or older child to play successfully.

    Cards are 6.5cm x 4.5cm (smaller than normal playing cards).



  • There is a myth that English spelling is unnecessarily complex, and it is spread by those who don’t understand the writing system. Spelling for Life offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, spelling is scientific, law-abiding and even elegant.

    Using a synthesis of theory, research and teaching experience, the fascinating nature of English spelling is systematically teased out. The examples and exercises throughout offer an encouraging, accessible way to implement the program of study and strive to reveal the beauty of spelling. Spelling for Life enables teachers and students to:

    • learn what the common spelling coping strategies are;

    • gain insights into undoing poor spelling habits;

    • work together to reveal patterns not only in regular spelling, but also in words which on the surface seem to break the spelling rules;

    • practise successful spelling strategies, progressing from simple to complex words rapidly and with confidence.

    This new and improved edition includes updated spelling techniques as well as new chapters on orthographic mappingspelling assessmentteaching consonant clusters well and suffixing rules. Aided by example lessons, formative assessments, unique tools, a scope and sequence, and extensive practice lists, this highly acclaimed overview of spelling succeeds in developing theory and practice in the writing system for teacher and student alike.

  • Writing Matters presents grammar in a systematic, sequential, and structured manner. Students have opportunities to learn about parts of speech through a variety of activities that let them see these components as tools that can be manipulated in sentence construction. Sentence writing is the ultimate application of this process.

    Key features:

    • unique, research-based lesson design
    • sequence of skills for instruction
    • techniques for one-to-one and classroom instruction
    • model dialogues
    • an overview of general information for the teacher
    • clarification of points teachers sometimes confuse
    • steps for initial instruction and subsequent lessons
    • sample activities and assignments


    Download sample pages of Writing Matters here.

  • Exclusive

    Morpheme Magic: Lessons to Build Morphological Awareness for Year 5 – 13

    Systematic and explicit morpheme lessons, teaching activities, and more will create morphological awareness for teachers and students alike! Fifty-three lessons, covering suffixes, prefixes, roots, and Greek combining forms, share a systematic routine that draws from the research on how we develop deep word knowledge. This program is sure to enhance advanced word study while building interest and curiosity about words.

    Morpheme Magic Wall Cards (8.5 X 11 cardstock)

    Appealing and informational morpheme reference cards for when teachers and students need a quick morpheme review or reminder. Post these in the classroom to support the Morpheme Magic lessons. These cards are built into many of the lesson activities, or can serve as a stand-alone for learning anytime during the day.

    “This handbook will be welcomed by teachers who have been looking for a flexible and manageable set of lessons on common morphemes.”  Dr Lousia Moats

    Recommended to purchase as a Book & Wall Card Combo. Book and cards also sold separately.

    Buy Now : Book & Wall Card Combo - Book - Wall Cards
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    Rip Rap Books

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    The Rip Rap novels are fully decodable; sequentially and cumulatively introducing and practising digraphs, so that students are not confused by the plethora of word patterns in books with an uncontrolled vocabulary. The novels tell interesting, exciting stories, using natural language rather than the stilted and contrived sentences of some decodable material.

    There are three series of Rip Rap books, each comprising 12 novels. The A and B Series are both suitable for upper primary to secondary students and adult readers. The Club Series is principally aimed at primary to lower secondary aged children. While it is important that each series is read sequentially from level 1 to 12, the levelled vocabularies of the three series are very similar. This means that students can switch between series, or read more than one book at each level for additional practice. The books in the Club Series however, are similar to one long novel, so it is particularly important that students read each book of that series in sequence.

    Buy Now : Club Series - Series A - Series B
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