Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Phonics & vocabulary

Morris dancing 'extinction' fears

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2010-03-04 21:13

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

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a 2009 BBC news report. 10 multiple choice vocabulary questions, comprehension questions and a writing task.

More primary pupils miss school

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2010-03-04 21:13

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

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2007 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary / synonyms, anagrams and comprehension questions.

Babysitter or Childminder?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 21:13

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about two police officers who were told they had acted illegally after looking after each others children. Three vocabulary / synonym exercises and a short writing task.

What happens to ice falling from planes?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 21:13

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L1

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, spelling task and vocabulary / synonym exercises.

Giant meat-eating plant discovered

Submitted by Kathryn Galara on Sat, 2010-01-30 21:14

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L2

A Level 2 text with vocabulary, comprehension, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and summarising questions.

Britain's Brickies

Submitted by Grace Labode on Sat, 2009-10-24 16:24

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

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of comprehension questions and dictionary/vocabulary exercises – based on an old 2004 BBC report about the building of Terminal 5.

World champion hairdresser

Submitted by Grace Labode on Fri, 2009-10-23 16:24

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

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of comprehension questions and dictionary / vocabulary exercises – based on a BBC local news report.

Apprentice hairdressers

Submitted by Grace Labode on Fri, 2009-10-23 16:24

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

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of comprehension questions and dictionary / vocabulary exercises – based on a BBC local news report.

Why do CAPITAL LETTERS so annoy us?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-13 16:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rs/L1.2, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L1, L2

Why do CAPITAL LETTERS so annoy us? is a series of comprehension questions and dictionary/vocabulary exercises – based on a BBC news report. Although aimed at L2 the article itself is also useful for covering Rs/L1.2 (understand that certain texts such as text messages and emails may use non-standard or no punctuation).

Word pyramids

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-06 16:25

Literacy: Apply strategies to spell correctly, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Crossword

Level: E3, L1

Fun word games that provide good spelling and vocabulary practice. 6 pyramids.

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