Links to Activities and Materials

The following is a list of various websites that have materials, activities, and resources that may be helpful for dyslexics as a supplement to formal therapy.

They cover the full age range from preschool through adult. Some sites are available at no cost, whereas others have a subscription fee.

 

  • ABC Teach

    ABC Teach

    ABC Teach is a database of teaching resources on a variety of topics, such as science, social studies, and reading comprehension. They also have flashcards, and ESL activities.
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  • Activities for ESL Students

    Activities for ESL Students

    This website offers English and bilingual quizzes, puzzles, and activities that focus on grammar and vocabulary, to help ESL speakers develop their English skills.
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  • Annenberg Learner

    Annenberg Learner

    Annenberg Learner is a resource database for educators. It contains professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum, in disciplines such as art, foreign language, literature, math, science, and much more.
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  • Bookshare

    Bookshare

    Bookshare is the world's largest online library of accessible books, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines for people with difficulties reading printed text. The entire website is screen-reader friendly.
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  • CDLP Online

    CDLP Online

    CDLP Online contains adult learning activities on topics such as government, housing, and money. After one reads or listens to the story, they can test their comprehension skills.
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  • Coursera

    Coursera

    Coursera is a website that contains hundreds of varied online courses from some of the nation's top universities—including the University of Michigan. The website is entirely free to use, and the courses are entirely free to take.
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  • DyslexiaMaterials

    DyslexiaMaterials

    DyslexiaMaterials offers a number of free learning resources, advice, and articles for those with dyslexia.
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  • Ed Helper

    Ed Helper

    Ed Helper offers worksheets on reading, writing, math, science, foreign languages, and more. Each subject has many subcategories, and these resources can be accessed with an annual subscription.
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  • EduGameStar

    EduGameStar

    Developed by the Reading and Writing Institute of Atlanta, Georgia, EduGameStar is designed to help dyslexics of all ages build the phonological and cognitive skills required to become a fluent reader. EduGameStar uses specially designed games to build these skills and allow the student to have a little fun in the process.
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  • ESL Café

    ESL Café

    The ESL Café contains resources for both students and teachers, including grammar lessons, a forum where students can post questions for teachers to answer, and a quiz center.
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  • ESL Lab

    ESL Lab

    ESL Lab offers tests to help ESL learners. When finished, the tests give final scores.
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  • Fact Monster

    Fact Monster

    Fact Monster is a large reference database for children. It's filled with information on science, math, U.S. and world history, and much more.
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  • Fuel the Brain

    Fuel the Brain

    Fuel the Brain has dozens of games, interactive activities, and printable resources to help enhance elementary skills in math, science, and language arts.
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  • FunBrain

    FunBrain

    This website contains a math arcade, a reading area with Mad Libs, and a word game that can be played with other FunBrain users. In addition, there are some classic games like math baseball.
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  • Fun Fonix

    Fun Fonix

    Fun Fonix is full of pre-made phonics worksheets and activities, as well as a create-your-own feature.
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  • GrammarBase

    GrammarBase

    GrammarBase is a free online grammar checker. Once it finishes scanning your document, you will receive a free detailed report identifying all issues and offering simple suggestions for improvements and corrections.
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  • HowToStudy.org

    HowToStudy.org

    HowToStudy.org is designed to help students be academically successful. It contains dozens of organizational tools, tips to avoid procrastination, and much more.
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  • The Internet Picture Dictionary

    The Internet Picture Dictionary

    Vocabulary words are presented with pictures, sorted either alphabetically or by topic. After reviewing the words, the website offers flashcards and word scrambles for additional practice.
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  • ipl2

    ipl2

    ipl2 is a robust reference database and public service organization. Many students, volunteers, and library and information science professionals have provided answers in the "Ask an ipl2 Librarian" section and have helped design, build, and maintain the ipl2's collections.
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  • LD Field Guide

    LD Field Guide

    The purpose of this guide is to create the potential for collaboration, reduce overlap of efforts, and build a stronger community. It is intended to be inclusive and informational.
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  • Learning Ally

    Learning Ally

    Learning Ally serves people of all ages who cannot read print due to visual impairments, dyslexia, or other disabilities. It contains over 70,000 digitally recorded books that are delivered through computers, iPads, and assistive technology devices.
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  • Lexile

    Lexile

    Using Lexile, kids can determine the lexile rating of books suited to their reading abilities and search other books in that range.
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  • ManyThings.org

    ManyThings.org

    This website is aimed primarily at ESL speakers, but may help native English speakers as well. It offers quizzes, word puzzles, image-based vocabulary games, and more. There are also audio files to help with pronunciation.
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  • Mrs. Perkins' Dolch Words

    Mrs. Perkins' Dolch Words

    This site contains several lists, phrases, worksheets, and activities to help children learn to read.
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  • MyTeacherTools.com

    MyTeacherTools.com

    This vast directory of teaching tools is a product of years of research by Rona Martin, classroom teacher. It contains puzzles, grade books, worksheets, lesson plans, and much more.
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  • OnlineCourses.com

    OnlineCourses.com

    OnlineCourses.com contains tons of college courses that you can take—for free—online. The courses are from the country's top universities, and the topics they cover are varied.
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  • QUIA: Have Fun

    QUIA: Have Fun

    This website contains dozens of language games that help with vocabulary, grammar, figurative language, and more. There are also speech and sequencing games and helpful links for parents and teachers.
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  • ReadWriteThink

    ReadWriteThink

    ReadWriteThink has vast libraries of classroom and professional development resources for teachers. Download lesson plans, strategy guides, and more.
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  • Scholastic

    Scholastic

    Scholastic contains tons of teaching resources (lesson plans, teacher blogs), student activities (grammar games, social studies stories), and games for parents to play with their children (Clifford games, a learning arcade).
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  • Sight Words

    Sight Words

    Sight Words contains free tools designed to teach sight words to kids from Pre-K to 4th grade. The site includes free printable resources, 12 fully customizable games, and different teaching techniques. 
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  • Smart Notebooks

    Smart Notebooks

    Smart Notebooks are designed to help kids with special needs write properly. Special graphic lines help children write each letter in equal size, as well as leave spaces between words and between letters.
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  • SparkNotes

    SparkNotes

    SparkNotes helps make sense of confusing schoolwork. They offer book guides that contain detailed summaries and insightful critical analyses of literature, as well as guides for history, math, biology, and other subjects.
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  • Storybird

    Storybird

    Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you can make and share on any device. Teachers and students can have free class accounts to manage students without email, create assignments, and build beautiful libraries, and artists can share and sell their art.
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  • Story Share

    Story Share

    A literacy hub to re-engage struggling teen and young adult readers.
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  • The Color

    The Color

    The Color is a fun website for kids to visit to find dozens of online coloring sheets. They can color anything from cars and trucks to cats and dogs.
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  • Tips for Reluctant Readers

    Tips for Reluctant Readers

    Tips for Reluctant Readers is a website made by an ambitious dyslexic girl. She offers spelling tricks, reading tips, resources, and much more to help those who, like her, struggle with dyslexia.
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  • Turtle Diary

    Turtle Diary

    Turtle Diary is a great website for parents and teachers to use to help kids solve problems faster. It's loaded with games and activities in all kinds of school subjects, and you can search for them by grade, subject, and topic.
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  • Typing Study

    Typing Study

    Typing study is an amazing, free learning website that is designed to help you learn and improve your typing speed and accuracy.
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  • Visuwords

    Visuwords

    Visuwords is a dictionary and a thesaurus that’s a great resource for writers! It allows the user to look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. The user can produce word diagrams to see how words associate.
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  • Word Central

    Word Central

    These "robot" games target spelling, language skills, and vocabulary. The Alpha-Bot pronounces words to help test spelling skills, the Robo-Bee pollinates flowers with words on them to help test language skills, and much more.
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