Milestone level 8

Letter sounds

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:11

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.2

Literacy: Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E1.3a, ESOL Rw/E2.3a

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M8, E1, E2

Covers many common phonemes (initial consonants, vowel and consonant digraphs) and blends. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling.

Words to read

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:11

Pre-entry: Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rw/E1.1


Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M7, M8, E1

A useful PowerPoint featuring the first 33 Dolch words for sight reading practice.

Magic Money

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Pre-entry: MSS1/M7.8, MSS1/M8.6

Numeracy: MSS1/E1.1, MSS1/E2.1

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A series of 7 great work sheets with cardboard, plastic or real money to improve coin recognition skills and making coins up to various amounts. For Milestone 7 to Entry 2.

Types of Text: Social Signs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.2, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.2

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Fabulous introduction with lots of pictures and points for group discussion making this suitable for Milestone 8 – Entry 3.
Please also see (below) the Social Signs Quiz created by Heidi Grififn to complement this resource.

Instant Pink Whip!

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Sun, 2006-03-26 17:12

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.3, Rtc/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Flash cards, Hands-on / practical activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

A great project for preEntry – Entry 2. Make the instant dessert, read and sequence instructions, match images to key word and more!

Bingo card maker (generic)

Submitted by Hilary Scotton on Fri, 2005-12-09 01:00

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resource type: Game, Resource generator

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Generic Bingo card maker is a very clever Excel spreadsheet that automatically creates 8 different cards (6 items per card) from a master set of 12 items. Use for ESOL (tenses, vocabulary), Literacy (synonyms, antonyms), Maths (tables, square nos.) – anything!
Please also download the related PDF file for an overview, instructions and teaching ideas.

Animal descriptions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2005-10-06 00:00

Literacy: SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLlr/E3.2, Ws/E2.2

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Linked to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. Best printed in colour and laminated. 10 animal cards plus adjective wheels for planning your written or spoken description. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.


Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2005-07-19 14:02

Pre-entry: Rti/M7.3, SLc/M7.1, SLc/M7.2, Wt/M8.1, SLlr/M8.2, Rtc/M8.3, SLc/M8.1, SLlr/M8.4

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Wt/E1.1a, ESOL Wt/E2.1a

Resource type: Discussion points, Writing prompts

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

5 hand drawn storyboards – shopping, holidays, swimming, getting-up and a bank robbery! Pictures can be cut up, muddled and re-sequenced; simple sentences written out to match with pictures; sentences written in the present to be changed to past tense (ESOL); write sentences then join with conjunctions e.g. then, next; or simply as prompts for conversation and discussion.

Phonetic alphabet flashcards

Submitted by Robert Smith on Wed, 2005-05-04 09:34

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.2

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3, Ww/E1.2

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E1.3a, ESOL Ww/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.2a

Resource type: Flash cards

Level: M8, E1

26 picture cards with upper and lower case letters on reverse. Use as flashcards, game cards or matching cards. 3 pages with full curriculum links and teaching ideas.

Excel literacy curriculum progress charts

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Sat, 2004-10-23 00:00

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: M6, M7, M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

6 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: pre-Entry (Milestone 1- Milestone 8 in one sheet), and one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

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