Nessy Reading and Spelling

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Device modifier
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Approximate Cost: $12.00


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Product Description: 

Nessy Reading and Spelling is a cloud-based reading and spelling teaching system for students aged 6-11 years with dyslexia that was developed at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre.

Main Features: 

  • There are 100 lessons featuring video strategies, motivating games, and supporting printable worksheets and card games.
  • Adheres to established Orton-Gillingham principles.
  • Each student learns independently and at their own pace, gradually building confidence.
  • The program starts with an assessment that identifies where the student needs help, then guides them through target lessons.  
  • Teachers can adapt the targets and use the program as a supplement for their lessons. 
  • Parents can use Nessy without a specialist teacher to help their children at home.
  • The incremental structure systemically develops phonemic awareness, phonics, blending and segmentation, sight words, reading fluency, spelling, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Students begin by taking the Nessy Challenge to establish their baseline reading and spelling ability.
  • The program then automatically assigns personalized reading and spelling targets.
  • Reporting features provide performance data and analysis, and color-coding allows teachers to identify and target areas of individual difficulty. 
  • Working independently, students’ progress through a series of strategy videos, games, and worksheets to complete their personal targets.
  • Student progress is rewarded by completing fun game-like activities that then unlock new games, characters, and magical worlds.
  • After completing initial targets, students are reassessed, and new targets are set.
  • Students continue working through the 10 islands rapidly developing essential reading & spelling skills.
  • Within the animations, Nessy embeds memory strategies that help students encode important rules.
  • Can be used by people learning English as an additional language.
  • Ages 6-11 years.
  • 300+ animated strategies.
  • 1000+ worksheets.
  • Mnemonic spelling strategies.
  • Sets learning objectives.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Broadband internet connection.
  • Compatible with most mobile devices.
  • Chrome or Safari browser recommended. Not compatible with Internet Explorer.

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