Speedy Readers – The Literacy Toolbox, created by Eddie Carron, is available on Highland Council PCs and laptops in those schools that opted to purchase the software.
To support the use of the programme, the following user guides for staff and learners have been created:
Speedy Readers Staff Guidelines – October 2014
1. Accessing ‘Speedy Readers’
2. Using ‘Library 300’
3. Using ‘Reading Comprehension’
4. Using ‘Dictation One’
5. Using ‘Dictation’
6. Using ‘Higher Dictation’
7. Using ‘Jumpstart’
8. Using ‘Sentence Builder’
9. Using ‘Reading Starter’
CLICK HERE to access all user guides in a zip file.
Eddie Carron, the creator of the software, has a discussion forum that can be accessed on: http://realteacher.forumchitchat.com/
Welcome to my Scottish colleagues in Highland. I hope your investment in The Literacy Toolbox proves to be as productive as it is in the Charleston and other schools which use it as the backbone of their strategies to boost literacy skills.
It is worth mentioning that the Toolbox does not replace the need for good phonics teaching in the infant years. The toolbox has no phonics instructional components but it does act as a catalyst, accelerating the assimilation of the letter-sound correspondences.
The Toolbox is narrowly focused on the acquisition of the basic skills of literacy ie. reading, writing, spelling, grammar and listening skills and not on the more critical, creative aspects but it does provide many children with the means of accessing and expressing a wider range of creative activities.
Any teachers who register with the perceptual learning forum will be automatically informed of all new developments and be able to post questions to other experienced users.
The link is http://realteacher.forumchitchat.com
Thank you, Eddie.