Rw/E2.1

Recognise high frequency words and words with common spelling patterns (a) Read high-frequency words on sight (b) Read personal key words on sight (c) Know and use different techniques for learning to read words on sight, e.g. association, visual shape and pattern context

Personal Data Dominoes

Submitted by Eleanor Kliffen on Sun, 2016-09-18 19:24

Literacy: Form filling, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E3.2

Pre-entry: Rw/M7.2, Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.2a

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Ice breaker, Sort or match cards, Warm-up

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2, E3

Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.

100 keywords in alphabetical order

Submitted by Anne-Marie Marsh on Tue, 2015-03-03 19:44

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Functional English - writing

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Assessment material, Flash cards

Level: M8, E1, E2

First 100 high frequency keywords typed out on excel in alphabetical order.

Editor’s note
A multitude of uses! Spelling or reading assessments / revision, making flash cards, etc.

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Rw/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.2a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1a

Free tags: Christmas

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2

A fun starter or plenary activity for the Christmas season to revise spelling of cardinal numbers. The worksheet contains a version of the traditional Christmas lyrics with all the cardinal numbers replaced by gaps for students to complete, thus gaining practice in spelling the numbers 1 to 12, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 1 Sentence Unit. Students are then prompted to write the remaining numbers up to 20, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 2 Sentence Unit.

Olympic Games E2 English

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-05-13 10:27

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E2.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Olympics

Context: History, Sport

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1

Level: M8, E1, E2

Resource type: Teaching idea

How ‘flash’ presentation of social sight vocabulary proved to be motivating. The technique is described and some thoughts about why it seems to have such positive effects on several different levels are offered, and feedback sought.

Letters & Sounds Bingo

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Thu, 2010-02-04 21:13

Literacy: Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E2.1a

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Letters & Sounds bingoLetters & Sounds bingoWritten to accompany the school-based Letters & Sounds reading scheme (which can be adapted and used to teach adults). All the words are based on phase 2 of the scheme (available free – for details see attached teaching notes or visit http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/ and type Letters and Sounds in the search box).
Please also see Margaret Adam’s High Frequency Words (below) which focuses on the 100 most frequent words used in the same reading scheme.

What or Want?

Submitted by Janet Chapman on Sat, 2010-01-30 21:14

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

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

What or Want? was written for an ESOL student who confused these two words in his writing but suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

Memory tips for ordering months of the year

Submitted by Nancy Burn on Mon, 2009-09-14 16:25

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.3

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Handout or guide, Sort or match cards

Level: E2

Memory tips for ordering months of the year was written for a dyslexic student but is also very useful for Entry 2 measures, reading and spelling (and dyslexic students at any level).

Summer bingo

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Thu, 2009-07-09 16:25

Literacy: Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E2.2a

Free tags: Summer

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: E1, E2

An ideal end of year or summer activity for beginning readers (ESOL or Lit). 9 illustrated bingo boards plus checklist.

Is it were or we're?

Submitted by Sheila Williams on Wed, 2009-05-27 16:25

Literacy: Apostrophes, Ww/E2.1, Rs/L1.2, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Written for students who confuse these two words in their writing. Suitable for E2 or dyslexia support at any level. Also useful for introducing the omissive apostrophe. Includes info, examples and tips followed by practice exercises and self evaluation.

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