Recognise and understand a range of words

Word Wheel Template (editable)

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 21:56

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words, Apply strategies to spell correctly

ESOL: ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Cut and stick, Hands-on / practical activity, Resource generator, Teaching idea, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT.

The horror film vocabulary game

Submitted by Karen Duncan on Wed, 2013-04-10 20:25

Literacy: General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words, Use knowledge of grammar

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

This is a great session starter. Students will work on their sentence construction and vocabulary with a card game that allows them to experiment with word order and effective word choice. Students have to put the words into a sensible order, even if the subject of their film is far from sensible.

In this game, students compete to make the scariest film title, or to sabotage other people’s film titles. It is a light hearted and fun game. The film titles created can also become writing prompts.

Nationalities word search

Submitted by Jo Bowler on Mon, 2012-09-24 12:47

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words

ESOL: ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)

Free tags: nationalities, nationality

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Wordsearch

This simple wordsearch is ideal for ESOL beginners and E1-2 Literacy. Nationalities included are Polish, Bangladeshi, Italian, Japanese, South African, Chinese, British, Egyptian and Irish. The chosen nationalities give examples of the most common suffixes -ish, -i, -ian, -n and -ese.

'Shun' suffixes card sort

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Wed, 2012-02-29 21:49

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Apply strategies to spell correctly, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

ESOL: ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards

This is a set of ‘shun’ suffix word cards to accompany the “Which suffix -cian -ssion, sion or tion?” resource (see below).

Print the sheets onto card or have them laminated, then cut up the individual root word cards for learners to sort under the correct headings.

Steer clear of swooping magpies

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Tue, 2011-08-30 21:18

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Free tags: Australia, Humour

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

Another great set of three comprehension resources from Australia. Each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle.

New words in the Oxford Dictionary

Submitted by Billy Wood on Mon, 2011-08-29 07:52

Literacy: General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A starter activity for age 16+ . Guaranteed to engage and enthuse learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Students should make a note of each of the new words and then decide which one (out of 9) has not been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
It can prompt discussions on the words and learners can give their opinion on what they may mean.

Aussie slang quizzes

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Sat, 2011-08-27 19:27

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Word origins

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Quiz

From one of our Australian contributors, this makes a good end of term quiz and discussion prompt re. similarities to cockney rhyming slang, informal language, etc.

Dunlop Volley shoes

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Thu, 2011-08-11 20:43

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Free tags: Australia

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

A wonderful set of three comprehension resources, each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle. All based on the same Australian news article about the sudden popularity of Dunlop volley shoes / sandshoes (tennis shoes to us Brits!) in New York.

Cornish Robot

Submitted by David Pike on Thu, 2011-08-11 12:48

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

L2 reading comprehension based on a 2010 BBC article about Robot firm winning a contract with NASA. Tasks focus on general comprehension and vocabulary but there’s also an interesting task on abbreviations and symbols, and a short writing task. There is also an answer sheet and a useful links to online videos that can be used to introduce or expand the task.

Motor vehicles: vocabulary and parts of speech

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-07-04 16:21

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide

Handy 2 page handout. Page 1 explains nouns, verbs and adjectives – with vocational examples. Page three includes a table for collecting and classifying relevant vocabulary (could also be used as a spelling list).

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