Learners with dyslexia can have difficulties with finding the right word to use.
By Julia Hewerdine
It happens to all of us at times, but is far more pronounced in learners with dyslexia.
Understanding the difficulties and providing fun and engaging ways to develop these skills are some of the practical ways we support learners. Here are few activities to use with a dictionary:
1. Play word finding games with an age-appropriate dictionary. Read out a definition – can s/he guess the word?
2. Find a word the learner will know in the dictionary. Don’t read out the whole definition this time, instead give a mixture of phonic and semantic (meaning) cues e.g. I’m thinking of a tall animal starting with /g/; I’m thinking of a word which means big starting with an /e/.
3. For a group activity you can choose words from the dictionary that they are learning. Ask each learner in turn to define the word – giving points to the learner for every aspect covered, and a point to the adult/the rest of the group for every aspect missed.
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