- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: LDA (26 Mar. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1855034786
- ISBN-13: 978-1855034785
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 25.1 x 2.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
ACE Spelling Dictionary Paperback – 26 Mar 2009
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How do you find a word in a dictionary, if you can't spell it? With this dictionary's aural coding system you only need to think about how a word sounds to be able to spell it. This seventh edition is recommended by the Dyslexia Awareness Campaign. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
My ten year old son has specific spelling difficulties and has become very negative about the whole trial of spelling tests and the pain of learning. Last week we introduced him to this book and within minutes he had a taste of what he could do with it. A couple of days later he was actually asking to play scrabble (using it as an aid). Today he went looking for it to take to school.
Obviously this is a tool, not a miracle cure but it is the first of the many we have used (rote learning, look/cover/write, SOS etc.) that has fundamentally changed my son's attitude to spelling.
Why not five stars? Only that we haven't had the book for long and the I am reserving the fifth star for the long term impact on my son's spelling. Given the start, I expect the book to earn it.
I'd say this book is a must for anyone with problems spelling, be they dyslexic or not.
This method really makes dictionary users think about the sounds within words, working hard on the important skill of phonic recognition. Counting syllables within words can be hard to master for some - I use the hand under chin method with students who can feel their chin 'drop' as they say each syllable correctly.
It's important to ensure that students understand how to use the Dictionary before they try to use it - it is so different that if this step is rushed they may become discouraged when they discover that they are struggling to understand the method.
The dictionary contains a useful list of commonly misspelt words as well as 16,000 entries of commonly used words.
Amazon also has available a useful book of photocopiable exercises for use with the ACE dictionary (see my separate review).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for dyslexia children!
Book itself was more worn out than I excepted it to be like, will think about buying second hand again.
Unfortunately my 12 year son who is slightly dyslexia couldn't get on with it, I tried using it, following instructions and never got the right result, BUT I have seen the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by jo
Amazing!!!!! Really should have got one of these sooner!!!! My daughter if finally able to access a dictionary.Published 12 months ago by Ms. C. L. Cooper