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Suggested Literacy Websites for Pupils with SEN + videos
  • - this must be the go-to website for preparation of activities to be completed as part of any home learning plan, literacy and numeracy - create pdfs and assign. More about how/why use SENteacher website here

  • Teach Your Monster to Read - brilliant set of simple engaging games for phonics and more...

  • Twinkl - Huge SEN section - though no longer free - link here is directly to the SEN section.

  • Storyberries - Great resource to stimulate reading - many 5 minute stories - great for break.

  • Storynory - A wealth of free stories, to read or be read to, fairy tales, classic authors and much more.

  • Oxford Owl - You will need a log in but it's free. Can access from home. OWT books and more...

  • Oxford Owl - Spellings ....Yr 2 Exception List....

  • Phonics Screening - explained - Phonic Screen 2022 - access available to all the UK early screening tests for literacy and numeracy - Key Stage 1 and 2. 

  • Mrs Perkins Dolch Words - a great resource for correct sequence of word frequency lists

  • Toy Theater - amazing website with loads of fun games to reinforce every aspect of literacy and numeracy, teacher tools and much more.  Simple PowerPoint here to show some of the useful SEN games

  • Sight Words - A super website for creation of flash cards and games to help word attainment, all free. 

  • Epic! - Super website and app with tons of colourful books available free for schools. Available free during school hours. Recommended by many teachers if you sign up. 

  • Khan Academy Kids -  now available as an app, very colourful for literacy and numeracy - always free.

  • Reading Eggs - also recommended by teachers, however this only has a 30-day free trial. 

  • NEW - Class Playground - a sister website to Toy Theater and just as good, brilliant for sequencing and much more

  • NCSE Website - mentioned by several SEN teachers as being especially helpful at all times. The link provided here brings you straight to the primary teacher resources.

  • Urability - another suggestion from teachers. Advice includes dyslexia and dyspraxia but expensive.

  • Sounds Like Phonics - a super website from Fallons to help your child with sounds, linked directly to Irish Curriculum.

  • The Teacher's Corner - similar to Maths-Aids, tricky to get started but worth it in the end. Makes worksheets also.

  • Worksheet Works - a super website for creating resources for all aspects of literacy - a must see. 

  • Touch-Type, Read and Spell (TTRS) - a touch-typing course (and more) available  free from through your OWN local library - this link is to the Co. Dublin libraries. It is provided to explain about the program and what you need.

  • MES English - a super website resource for teachers starting out with EAL pupils, incredible number of games and downloads available. 

  • Vooks - A video book website - super for the end of the day book videos are short and colourful. Free signup for teachers at all times.

  • Quizlet - An alternative to Kahoot. 

  • Blooket - Another alternative to Kahoot

Toy Theater

This super resource is available free for all through your local library who will provide you with a username and password - well worth checking out.

Videos on Creating Resources for SEN Pupils 


1. Creating a Customised Literacy Resource using This is the first in a series of videos - now on YouTube to allow any SEN teacher the opportunity to customise a literacy resource already created. 


2. Creating a Customised Numeracy  Resource using This video was designed with Seesaw uploading in mind, hence when you click on the activity, it jumps over the introduction and starts at the SENteacher - Numeracy section.


3. FOR PARENTS - if you wish to send the completed worksheet assignment, with answers written in by your son/daughter, using a laptop for this purpose then this video might assist you. Two apps, which are probably already on  your computer, Camera and Photos, are used in this capture. The activity on this video was created using  The Teacher's Corner website. 

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4. FOR PARENTS -  An opportunity to record the work of your son/daughter as completed ON SCREEN (not written on a worksheet). How to capture their responses using the SNIP tool that is freely available to every computer user now and save the resultant file as an image which then can be emailed to the teacher. The activity on this video was created using Toy Theater


5. Using the SNIP tool  -  A short simple video showing how to use the SNIP tool, which is available to everyone with a Windows operating system. I hope you find it useful

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6. The purpose of this video is to help you navigate to create basic maths worksheets - not that easy to find in The Teachers Corner website but they are there so this should help you solve that one. 


7. This video has been added to show how to add extensions to Google Chrome such as th Open Dyslexic font, Talkie and Google Dictionary and the advantages for having them available when working with pupils with SEN from the senior level of primary school and upwards - right through secondary school. 

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