ESOL Rt/E1.1a

(i) For basic literacy learners, who do not read any language, and are starting to work towards Entry 1: (a) respond to print as a source of meaning (b) be aware that words on the page represent words that can be spoken (c) read texts for information and enjoyment (ii) Track texts in the right order, left to right, top to bottom (this also applies to readers of other scripts that don't go from left to right) (iii) Use a range of text-level strategies, learners' own knowledge of the content and context of the text, as a whole, to get meaning from text (iv) Use graphics accompanying texts to help identify meaning (v) Where relevant, use some basic terms that distinguish spoken from written text, such as page, line, sentence, word, letter

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: M8, E1

This is a lower-level version of ‘My Busy Day’ Housework by Laurence Fletcher (see below) for a basic literacy for ESOL class. Also suitable for M8-E1 literacy.
Reading comprehension, simplified cloze and sentence exercises.

My name is Anna

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 22:27

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Australia

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

My name is Adumbi

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 21:52

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

A short reading text for beginners followed by comprehension exercises. Useful for revising early family vocabulary.

My name is Marco

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 21:52

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Sending a text - personal safety workbook

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sat, 2011-05-21 17:37

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E1.1, Wt/E1.1, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: MSS2/E1.2

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Wt/E1.1a

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E1

Lovely workbook for E1 ESOL, Literacy or Functional English. Use a prompt for discussion about the importance of keeping in touch, letting people know where you are, and asking for help. With plenty of opportunities for students to write their own texts.

A separate blank mobile template is also included – ideal for writing texts. Also useful for E1 Numeracy and Functional Maths positional vocabulary work. E.g. Which number is directly below the 6 key? Which number is in the middle on the top row? Etc.

Entry 1 ESOL assessments

Submitted by Amanda Burgess on Mon, 2008-08-18 15:53

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Level: E1

Resource type: Assessment material

Three one-page tasks covering: write a simple sentence, recognise signs/symbols and follow a simple narrative. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment and Entry 1 literacy.

Daft burglars

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Fri, 2008-04-18 15:53

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E2.1a

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A challenging and funny E1-E2 text (with 12 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Catching crooks with Xbox 360s!

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Thu, 2008-04-17 15:53

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E2.1a

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An amusing news report about tricking hardened criminals. E1-E2 text (with 10 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Farmers' Markets

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2007-11-27 16:18

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

An interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area.

Problems in the home PPT & dialogue cards

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2007-06-28 16:18

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E1.4b, ESOL Lr/E1.5c, ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Sd/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Context: Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Shared text

Problems in the home PPT provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the pictures, discuss what the people do (electricians, gas engineers, plumbers, etc.) and the problems they fix. Then type the correct spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Finish with some skimming and scanning practice using related information from the Yellow Pages.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 7 – Homes) but can be used alone.

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