Resource type: Cut and stick, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment
Literacy: Form filling, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E3.2
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.2a
Context: Employment skills & Public services
Resource type: Ice breaker, Sort or match cards, Warm-up
Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E1.3a
Free tags: classroom objects, stationary, wordsearch
Resource type: Wordsearch
An easy word search (downwards and across only – no diagonals of backward-spelt words). Ideal for consolidating a vocabulary lesson on things to bring to class. A first lesson warmer / homework / filler.
Pre-entry: Sentence Focus, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.2, Rw/M8.3
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Functional English - writing, Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a
Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment
8 pictures and words to teach the vocabulary of things in a living room. Can be cut up and used as a picture / word match activity for groups or as a whole class activity. Can also be used to practise alphabetical ordering. There is also
a worksheet, a labelling exercise and short simple writing activity to practise the structure ‘there is / there are’.
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.2a
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Also ideal for prompting discussion about local council services.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1
Resource type: Quiz
A quiz to help lower level learners recognise the names of parts of the body. The quiz can be done individually or in small teams; The names of body parts are on cards for each player/team. The tutor reads out clues to a part of the body. The learners choose the correct body part from their cards. There are three clues for each part. The players score for each correct answer: The highest points are for guessing after one clue and the lowest points for guessing only after all three clues.
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment
Set of four graduated activities for preEntry up to Entry Level 2 ideal for mixed ability literacy and ESOL groups. Colour word cards provided.
Match identical pictures (Milestones 6-7)
Match or write colour words to pictures (Milestone 8 – Entry 1)
Simple cloze activity (E1-E2)
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Writing prompts
The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.