Use implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge (e.g. of different sentence forms, types of word, verb tense, word order), along with own knowledge and experience, to predict meaning, try out plausible meanings, and to read and check for sense (a) Understand that knowledge of sentence patterns and word order can help to predict unknown words and get meaning from text (b) Understand that some sentence structures and types of word will occur more often in some types of text than others (c) Understand that grammatical and semantic clues can be used alongside whole-text and word-level clues, to make sense of individual words and complete sentences (d) Understand the terms tense, negative, adverb, pronoun, phrase

Parts of a sentence

Submitted by Brenda Doyle on Mon, 2013-02-11 14:06

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/E3.3, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.3

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Brief descriptions of the main parts of a sentence to help understand the vocabulary of grammar.

Editor’s note
A very useful handout for students at several levels.

Youth Clubs

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2012-05-19 18:17

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Discussion points, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1

Predicting words from context in a text about youth clubs. It then opens up discussion for how they might help reduce youth crime.

Editor’s note: cloze exercise with opportunities for writing / commenting. With answer sheet.

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1

Free tags: adjectives, adverbs, Noiuns

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Cards to help students recognise what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
They can then play the bingo game or use highlighter pens to identify the different parts of speech in a text.

Parts of speech worksheet

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Sat, 2012-04-28 18:10

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

A worksheet that lists all of the most common word types and has space for the learners to enter their own description and their own examples.

To be completed over a number of weeks as each word type is covered and understood. The completed sheets can then be used as a revision tool / personal glossary.

Life in the Victorian era

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-12-21 20:00

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ww/L1.1

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise

A clever grammar/vocabulary/spelling task that combines a cloze exercise with homophone practice. The text is about the Victorian era and is particularly suitable for students with an interest in history.

Word classes Wordle

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Wed, 2011-12-21 15:04

Literacy: General literacy / English, Rs/E3.1, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A simple exercise where students separate the words from the Wordle into nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.


Submitted by Helen Connell on Wed, 2011-11-09 12:41

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3

Free tags: Winter, Equality and Diversity, Christmas

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Nice selection of winter activities written for an E3-L2 Functional Skills group (best for E3-L1).
The main activities are a reading comprehension (about the history of poinsettias and how they came to be popular at Christmas time) and a cloze exercise based on an old Mexican religious legend. There are also some maths questions.

Adverb game - How?

Submitted by Christine Lucas on Fri, 2011-06-03 19:03

Literacy: Rs/L1.1

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity

Level: L1

Detailed instructions on how to play this very funny and effective game. The literacy curriculum introduces adverbs at Level 1 but this game will be enjoyed at al levels and can be used to demonstrate verbs only at lower levels.

Parts of speech activity

Submitted by Ruth North on Mon, 2011-04-18 19:55

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This activity is in two parts.Firstly, learners should use the cards to match the words to their meanings. Next they should use the fill in worksheet to give an example for each one. Full instructions included.In addition to parts of speech it also includes synonym and homophone terms.

Grammatical terms

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Wed, 2009-09-23 17:25

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E3, L1

A card based activity to assess students’ knowledge of ‘parts of speech’. Very useful as a prompt for discussion and as a launching point for work on sentence structure.

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