English Language Exercises for Special Needs Students

  Teacher Guidelines 

This site is aimed at special needs students, particularly those with reading, writing and communication difficulties. While it is aimed at special needs students, it may be of interest to English teachers in general.

The aims and objectives of the site are listed here.

Information on special needs is listed here.

Web links to useful resources for English language teachers and for special needs teachers are provided here.

What you need:

· Internet access for each student.
· Microsoft word.
· Acrobat reader (can be downloaded free).
· Access to a printer

· A personal folder on the hard disc or on some external storage device for each student.
· A paper folder for each student for storing printed worksheets.

The Structure of the Lessons.

It is expected that the students would work independently and at their own pace. The exercises give practice with words that can be confusing in the English language. It is expected that the lessons proceed as follows.

Step 1 The students will attempt the first exercise on line and proceed until all ten sentences are complete and correct.

Step 2 The students will then complete the same exercise in Word format. This will require the student to enter their name and class details, delete the blank line and substitute the correct word in each sentence. On completion, or at any stage, the student can save the Word document into their personal folder and print.

Step 3 The student opens the PDF format of the exercise and prints the page. The student proceeds to complete the hard copy as a revision/homework exercise. The Pdf format may also be saved into the students’ folder.

The Language Activities.

There are two main pages of activities.

1. Activities 1

2. Activities 2

It is expected that these activities will be extended over time.

Activities page 1:

Exercise 1 – of or off
Exercise 2 – did or done
Exercise 3 – a or an
Exercise 4 – two, too or to
Exercise 5 – there, they’re or their

Activities page 2:

Exercise 6 – do or does
Exercise 7 – homophones
Exercise 8 – our or are
Exercise 9 – its or it’s
Exercise 10 – is, was and were
Exercise 11 – Links back to activities1