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

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rw/E3.5

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Individual compound word activities and worksheets to help help with decoding, spelling, dictionary and vocabulary work. 9 worksheets (plus answer pages) including – matching, cloze exercises, word search, weather report and much more!
Ideal for use with the related themed compound word games (see below).

Themed compound word games

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2006-09-23 16:11

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

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Catering Food Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards

Word games to help help with decoding, spelling and vocabulary work. Match the words to make new compound words and find the secret theme! Three game options plus a separate whole class game. Themes include weather, transport, food, flowers, and many more.

Very popular with my Entry 3 – Level 1 students!

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLc/L1.1, SLc/L1.3, SLc/L1.4, SLc/L2.1, SLc/L2.3, SLc/L2.4, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Flash cards, Scheme of work, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lots of ideas here for themed Word Level starters. Give your lessons a longitudinal structure and improve students’ dictionary, speaking, spelling and vocabulary skills in small steps across the academic year. Originally used in a series of 30 lessons in a mixed ability classes (E3-L2). With suggestions for further resources and shared texts, related words, revision, spelling tips, speaking activities and more.

7 Words of the week

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2006-09-11 16:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

Your students will never look at these words – swim, wonderful, capital, answer, question, postcard and stamp – in the same way again! Used as starter or plenary activity in an Entry 3- Level 2 literacy class.

Each screen has a type-in box and animations and is ideal for use with a data projector and a cordless keyboard. Each screen focuses on different aspects of the ‘word of the week’ – it could be word classes, suffixes, origins, spelling tips, etc.

Which is witch?

Submitted by Neil Hardy on Thu, 2006-06-22 16:11

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Useful handout with definitions and examples of homonyms, homophones and homographs. Great for promoting discussion and also for teacher reference.

Homographs handout

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Fri, 2005-11-11 13:02

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E2, E3, L1

A great handout to help with spelling and working out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Covers sow, bow, invalid, row and minute.

-augh word map for vocabulary and spelling

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2005-11-08 13:02

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

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Mind map

Originally created for a dyslexic student student who had learned to spell the word ‘laughter’. Use as an example for students to follow when making other word maps (but encourage them to make their own maps and make their own ‘connections’).

Root word - clean

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2005-11-08 13:02

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

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

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

Literacy E3-L1 word & sentence level revision

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Wed, 2005-06-08 13:02

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

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Designed as an end of year activity for an Entry 3 – Level 1 literacy class at Abingdon and Witney College. Use as individual worksheets, a group class exercise, paired work, homework or a quiz. Most questions are based on ‘Words of the Week’: these are words that had been focused upon in various classes throughout the year (see below).

Buyer Beware!

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Wed, 2005-06-08 13:02

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

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

Another resource in our popular Chomwell Green series (see below). A lovely shared text with a touch of humour! Created and used by a literacy volunteer during a series of lessons on descriptive writing. Text can be used for a multitude of activities but is particularly good for work on prefixes and suffixes, and punctuation. Best enlarged to A3 to allow for annotation and highlighting. Includes suggested exercises and teaching ideas.

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