Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Phonics & vocabulary

Sentences using homographs

Submitted by Elizabeth Henderson on Wed, 2017-12-06 17:56

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Functional English - reading, Rw/E3.5, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Rw/E3.5a, ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

A list of simple sentences, some of which are common sayings. They all contain a word which has more than one meaning. The list can be used to improve vocabulary, and also to show students the importance of context in understanding the meaning of a word. Could be used as a warm-up for a reading lesson.

Fatbergs - L1 Functional English reading tasks

Submitted by Leon Palmer on Wed, 2017-09-27 17:24

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A Level 1 reading task based on a BBC news article about problems with London’s Victorian sewers.
It focuses on text types, reading for gist and detail, vocab building and personal responses.

Editor’s note
With Functional Skills mapping.

People spend half their waking hours daydreaming

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2011-12-20 18:01

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
The article concerns a survey conducted by iPhone. There is a comprehension exercise, an exercise involving the identification of spelling errors and a synonym exercise. The learner is also asked to write their views. Useful for those working towards the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rs/L2.2, Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
This may interest learners who are keen on computer technology.
There is a comprehension exercise, exercises involving the identification of punctuation and spelling errors, and a vocabulary exercise.
Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L1.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An article based on an on-line BBC News story. There are comprehension questions, along with vocabulary and spelling tasks. The final task is short writing exercise based on the text.

Psychic octopus predicts World Cup result

Submitted by David Pike on Fri, 2010-07-09 21:12

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A reading activity based on a topical news story that is bound to prompt class discussion! Includes comprehension and vocabulary questions.

Swearing reduces pain

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 21:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension, vocabulary questions and a writing task.

Teachers call for ban on homework

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 21:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension, vocabulary questions and a writing task.

UK conductor ends life at clinic

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 21:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension, vocabulary questions and a writing task.

UK 'could face blackouts by 2016'

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2010-03-15 00:00

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

Based on a 2009 BBC News article. Exercises include comprehension questions, anagrams, vocabulary exercises and a short writing task.

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