I'm having some problems planning lessons with a young learner. He is 11 years old and has dyslexia. I was asked to give him four lessons a week for the next six weeks, she told me that he doesn't know any English and his private tutor recommended that he begins at ABC. I planned the first ten lessons and made worksheets for the alphabet, basic greetings, colours etc. As he is dyslexic i don't want to use a textbook but rather i am focusing on games and more authentic situations in order to encourage speaking. The first lesson was today and i was completely thrown as he knows the alphabet, lots of vocabulary (professions etc). His English is definitely not beginner and yet he is still confused with basics like 'I like' and 'I want'.
I am trying to make some new worksheets for him and include an element of fun as i have been told that he lacks focus in lessons. To be honest in today's lesson he came across as very bright and able to read without problems so i do not think his dyslexia will be a big problem. Do you have any ideas for lessons? Also how do you teach at this level i.e. not a beginner, but still needs revision in some areas?