General literacy / English

Literacy resources that cover a range of skills (often at several levels) from two or more of the following areas: speaking & listening, reading, writing.

E3-L2 Literacy glossary

Submitted by Christine Casserly on Mon, 2009-05-25 17:25

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Handout or guide, Sort or match cards

Level: E3, L1, L2

E3-L2 Literacy glossary is a straightforward 1 page glossary which describes terms such as: verb, adjective, suffix, tense, prefix, vowel, etc. Also makes a good card match game or fill in exercise (see p2).

Swine flu literacy comprehension ideas

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2009-05-05 17:25

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

1 page of quick suggestions based on a Government leaflet released in May 2009. E2-L1

Please contribute further ideas.

Endless Christmas words

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Thu, 2008-12-11 16:52

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Free tags: Christmas

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E1, E2

A simple but very effective set of topical PowerPoints that helps students develop a feel for the shape of words and word boundaries. Also great for stimulating discussion, increasing vocabulary, and encouraging the use of dictionaries.
The seocnd PPT has the added challeng of an extra , spurious letter.
From an idea in Dictionaries by Jon Wright, OUP. See notes area of each PPT for detailed teaching ideas.

Swine flu web research questions

Submitted by Pam Benfold on Wed, 2008-12-10 17:25

Literacy: General literacy / English, Rt/L2.8

ICT: General ICT resources

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Swine flu web research questions. 1 page of general swine flu questions to research and then summarise in Word.

Christmas formative assessment E3

Submitted by Skills for Life... on Sun, 2008-12-07 16:52

Literacy: General literacy / English, Form filling

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material

A topical way to assess how your students have progressed during the autumn term. A great series of tasks based on the Royal Mail delivery services at Christmas. Includes reading comprehension, writing, form filling and a speaking/listening/discussion task.

Making words from 'friends' and 'reading'

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-10-27 16:52

Literacy: General literacy / English, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1

Two classic word games with suggested answers. For individual or group challenges.

'shun' crosswords

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sun, 2008-10-26 16:52

Literacy: General literacy / English, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Crossword

Level: L2

‘shun’ crosswords is a set of 4 crosswords based on the following word endings: – sion, -ssion, -tion and -cian. Great for spelling and vocabulary/synonyms work.

Dyslexia practice sheets

Submitted by Jennifer Whitehead on Wed, 2008-09-24 16:52

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Originally created as extra help for students using the MSL (Multisensory Learning Ltd) or Beat Dyslexia (Celia Stone) course books but provide useful practice for any E1-E2 student needing extra help with CVC words and (mostly) s-blends. 26 sheets cover spelling, handwriting, reading, tracking, tracing and much more.

Titanic smartboard resources

Submitted by Sian Waterman on Mon, 2008-08-25 16:53

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Flash cards, Interactive whiteboard, Writing frame

Level: E1, E2, E3

Titanic smartboard resources for Entry 1-Entry. Covers discussion, reading comprehension, phonics and writing composition. Great lesson plan and resources on this popular topic. Includes interactive cloze exercises, phonics/syllable exercise, ‘See, hear feel’ brainstorm, photographs, lesson plan/objectives, and more.

An accompanying Word file (see below) includes an illustrated writing frame and differentiated word cards for word and sentence level work.

Aron Ralston smartboard resources

Submitted by Sian Waterman on Mon, 2008-08-25 16:53

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Flash cards, Interactive whiteboard, Writing frame

Level: E1, E2, E3

Aron Ralston smartboard resources for Entry 1-Entry. Fabulous lesson plan and resources on the fascinating story of an American rock climber who sawed off his arm with a penknife in order to free himself from a rock fall and get some help.

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