Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Phonics & vocabulary

Diversity - Britain's got Talent

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Sat, 2009-06-06 17:25

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

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Based on the 2009 winners of the popular TV show and covers reading comprehension, vocabulary and alphabetical ordering.

Woman in jail over virtual murder

Submitted by Michael Garen on Wed, 2009-06-03 17:25

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC news report (Oct 08) about a computer game. 15 questions (ideal for teenagers) covering general comprehension and vocabulary.

Giant Lego man on the beach

Submitted by Michael Garen on Wed, 2009-06-03 17:25

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC news report (Oct 08). 12 questions covering general comprehension and vocabulary.

The Name (or Category) game

Submitted by Louisa Baddiley on Wed, 2008-09-24 16:52

Literacy: Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Warm-up

Level: E3, L1, L2

A warm-up activity. Students must choose letters of the alphabet and then complete the given categories. The more unusual their words (i.e. if the words are not used by other class members) the more points they get!

Under fives get learning goals

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2008-09-03 16:52

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

Context: Education

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical comprehension activity based on a 2008 BBC news report. Writing task, 12 multiple choice spelling questions, vocabulary / synonyms and comprehension true / false questions.

British adults fear youngsters

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2008-09-03 16:52

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of true / false comprehension questions and a dictionary / vocabulary exercise – based on a 2006 BBC news report.

Jails too comfy to merit escape

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2008-09-02 16:52

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical comprehension activity based on a 2008 BBC news report. Find the main points, general comprehension questions and vocabulary / synonyms exercise.

Literacy: Ws/L2.2, Ws/L2.4, Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L2

Fabulous set of 40 challenging multiple choice questions focusing on spelling, vocabulary, grammar (some are very challenging) and punctuation (again, challenging, and with good coverage of apostrophes).

Big breakfast aids weight loss

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 16:53

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, and 15 multiple choice questions covering reading for detail, vocabulary/synonyms and spelling.

Matron gives modern NHS check-up

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 16:53

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, vocabulary matching/synonyms, spelling, and general comprehension questions.

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