Nessy Reading and Spelling
Winner of the Educational Resources Award. Nessy Reading and Spelling is an enormous resource that covers 5 school years of literacy development from Year 1 to Year 6. (US instance: from mid Kindergarten to the beginning of Grade 6.)
Nessy Reading and Spelling was developed at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre by a team of specialists. The program has been used since 1999, with 100,000s of children worldwide. It is designed for children 6-11 years old, although many older students find the program helpful.
Nessy is not just for dyslexia. All students benefit from Structured Literacy based upon the Science of Reading. The program begins with systematic synthetic phonics which has been proven to be the best way to instruct early readers. As literacy skills develop, students advance to instruction in spelling, morphology, vocabulary and comprehension. Independent research has shown the program to be effective even for those learning English as an additional language.