Rw/E3.5

Use a variety of reading strategies to help decode an increasing range of unfamiliar words (a) Understand that effective readers draw on several sources of knowledge to help them make sense of unfamiliar words (besides looking at the individual words themselves): clues from context, experience, text and sentence structure (b) Apply knowledge of sound and letter patterns, and of the structure of words, to help decode them: including compounds, root words, grammatical endings, prefixes, suffixes, syllable divisions

Homographs

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.5

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Homographs has a clear handout about ‘bat’ and a practice sheet on ‘bow’ and ‘scales’.

Tigger the Hunter

Submitted by Robert Holt on Wed, 2007-07-18 17:18

Literacy: Fiction, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5, Ws/E2.2

Resource type: Shared text

Level: E2, E3

A wonderful, illustrated story written by Tracy Richardson, when she was a Level 1 Literacy learner at Henley College, Coventry.

Submitted by her tutor, Robert Holt, who suggests using this story with Entry 2-3 learners for reading comprehension / reading in detail, recognising high frequency words, adjectives, phonics & decoding (especially consonant clusters).

Teaching ideas for using our popular word maps.

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2007-06-21 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lots of ideas for using our Word Root and Letter String Maps (see below) in creative and multi-sensory ways!

Charlie's Mum Crossword

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Wed, 2007-05-30 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5

Free tags: Mothers Day

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Crossword

A crossword to accompany Vicky Maltby’s ‘A Gift for Charlie’s Mum’ (which focuses on consonant digraphs th ch and sh). Provides reading and spelling practice.

Root word - port (to carry) word map

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2007-05-14 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Word root ‘port’ (to carry) word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration! Designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections. Use for spelling, parts of speech, affixes, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

-eigh word map for spelling and vocabulary

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2007-04-29 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Letter string ‘eigh’ – word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration! Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

Root word - spect (to see) word map

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2007-04-29 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

A word map designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections (and for teacher reference / inspiration!). Use for spelling, affixes, parts of speech, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

Opposites (antonyms)

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Sat, 2007-03-31 17:18

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Ws/E2.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

4 worksheets (2 for E2-E3, 2 for E3-L1) that also help with reading, decoding, spelling and vocabulary. Ideal for class or homework.

Yesterday's World

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Tue, 2007-02-20 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Rt/E3.1, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.2d, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

Yesterday’s World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/. Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.

Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group.

Compound word pairs

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Rw/E3.5

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

Compound word pairs is a single page from our ‘Compound Word Activities’ (13 pages – see below) resource that has been improved with clearer graphics clues.

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