Nessy Reading and Spelling
From: $12.00 / month
Winner of the Education Resources Award. Nessy Reading and Spelling is an enormous resource that covers 5 school years of literacy development from mid Kindergarten to the beginning of Grade 6.
Nessy Reading and Spelling was developed at the Bristol Dyslexia Center 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 or secondary language.
“It was more extensive and inclusive than any other product I purchased and responsible for 100% of our reading success.” Gail
Interested in purchasing for a school? Site licences and bulk pricing options available from our school support specialists. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
How Nessy Works
- Assessment: Students begin by taking the Nessy Challenge to establish their baseline reading and spelling ability. The program then automatically assigns personalized reading and spelling targets.
- Reporting: Reporting allows teachers to identify and target areas of instruction monitor student use of the program and progress.
- Individualized Approach: Students work independently through a series of video strategies, games and worksheets.
- Rewards: Students collect Nessy nuggets as a reward for their effort.
“The kids love it because of the games and funny characters!
They actually don’t realise that they are learning.”
Christy Harrison, Teacher
Nessy offers Common Core progress monitoring and structural analysis. Read the user guide here
“Nessy is an awesome program. It is extremely easy to navigate and the reinforcement activities are plentiful. During our summer program, the 2nd grade students asked daily to use Nessy. I found that three of my most academically challenged students enjoyed Nessy tremendously. These three students always walked out of the computer lab feeling accomplished. There is nothing better as a teacher than to see your students when that light bulb goes off and they get it!!” Sandy Vitale, Teacher
- Works best with Google Chrome
- Compatible with most tablets equivalent of iPad 5 and newer.
“It’s a brilliant program, I had failed with every other intervention.”
Lucy McGann, Parent
“Your product is fantastic. I love it for my students. As a dyslexia specialist, it is one of the most effective curricula that I have ever implemented with students.”
Tiffany, Structured Literacy Teacher and Education Specialist
“I can’t express strongly enough how much we appreciate your program and what it has done for my daughter. When starting your program, my daughter read at a beginning 2nd grade level, 2 years behind her actual grade level. We pulled her out of public school, began homeschooling and used your program daily. In less than a year, my daughter is now reading at a 5th grade level, her current grade level.”
Crystal Lovato, Parent
“If you want your kids to be happier while they are learning then go to nessy.com. When we are working on assignments and some kids finish early they can go on nessy.com. Your kids can get better grades. Today I learned words with “or”. I really like Nessy and learn a lot from it.”
“It was more extensive and inclusive than any other product I purchased and responsible for 100% of our reading success. It was the single most valuable product I could have come across. This program is impossible to fail. You basically have to NOT do it.”
Gail Camenzind, Homeschooling Parent
“We’re really loving Nessy reading and spelling. The online version is brilliant.”
Marianne Corcoran, Teacher