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Quill: A Letter-Writing Role-Playing Game
Roll For Insight

Roll For Insight—(Classroom) Review of Quill: A Letter-Writing RPG

I’ve played a lot of games, but from time to time, there will be a game that really surprises me. Quill: A Letter-Writing Role-Playing Game is one such game. It’s fun, but more importantly, it is an amazing tool for academic writing purposes, perfect for weaker writers and students with dyslexia.

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Paired reading for dyslexic kids
Stationery

Embracing the English language with RPGs

When they first started out with me, many of my dyslexic students disliked reading difficult texts, or spelling phonetically complex words. Today, most of them enjoy reading on their own. Believe it or not, this was achieved through the use of Role-Playing Games. How was it accomplished? Read on to find out!

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blending technique to help kids and students with dyslexia
Stationery

One PROVEN way to help your child overcome dyslexia’s challenges

Is there a quick & easy solution to ‘fix’ dyslexia? The thing is, dyslexia is a spectrum of learning difficulties related to reading and writing; one of the biggest challenges that comes with it is the lack of fluency and accuracy with which the child reads. For younger learners with dyslexia, this is even more evident. However, I’ve some good news: this initial hurdle can be easily overcome!

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Student Spotlight

Ash, the misunderstood student (Part 3)

(Today’s post is a continuation of the ones from 23/10/2017 and 9/10/2017. You can read them first, in sequence, to get a better idea of Ash’s background and his development up until now.)

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Student Spotlight

Ash, the misunderstood student (Part 2)

(This post is a continuation of last fortnight’s post. While I will summarise the bulk of what was mentioned, I would recommend everyone who hasn’t read it already to do so, to have a better understanding of Ash’s background.)

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Student Spotlight

Ash, the misunderstood student (Part 1)

Swords & Stationery is reaching its 2-year anniversary soon. Looking back, I’ve had a lot of students with different needs. Some require(d) more attention; some need(ed) a harder, firmer approach. In the end, most had improved under my tutelage—academically, socially and emotionally. Naturally, many of them had also left a lasting but positive impression on me.

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Gamebooks for dyslexics | Reading to help dyslexic children
Stationery

Reading gamebooks for leisure

I was born in the era of the Gameboy, Sega Genesis, SNES and Commodore 64 and IBM PC. When I turned 9, I’d completed or played to death most of the games that I owned, classic titles like Aladdin, Sonic, Pizza Tycoon, Heroes of Might and Magic and Wing Commander. For a time, I didn’t get many new computer games. My source of entertainment returned to books. And then, around the time when I started saving up money to buy new ones, I found this quaint genre called ‘gamebooks’.

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