WriteOnline and Dyslexia

Build confidence with Wordbar®

Wordbar is a simple yet powerful way to get children with dyslexia using new vocabulary and improve the structure of their writing. It works by providing arrays of words and phrases organized in tabs at the bottom of the screen. This provides access to thousands of words and phrases with just a few clicks. Any word can be listened to with a right mouse click, and a left click enters it into the word processor.

Word banks

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Word banks provide the support children with dyslexia need with new or difficult words, reducing the learning curve often associated with introducing new vocabulary in different topics. The tabs are organized either alphabetically or in categories, and provide a real incentive for children to expand their vocabulary and use words they would otherwise avoid.

Writing frames

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Children with dyslexia often find it difficult to organise their thoughts and write in a structured way. Writing frames provide the scaffolding they need to get their thoughts down in a relevant sequence. Writing frames are a well-established method of helping all children with new genres of writing, something that those with dyslexia often find more difficult than their peers.

Wordbars for every topic

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The psychological study of memory

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Writing a CV

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Starters and connectives

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Writing about invertebrates

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Light and shadows questions

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Weather around the world

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Minibeasts A-Z

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History topic:The Great Depression

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Writing about celebrities

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Geography topic: the weathering of rock

There are hundreds of ready-to-use Wordbars provided for many curriculum areas, and it's easy to create your own, either manually by typing in the words, or automatically from a web page or document. This is a really powerful way of providing your child with the support they need in specific curriculum areas.