Recognise and understand the vocabulary associated with different types of text, using appropriate strategies to work out meaning (a) Understand the types of word likely to be used in different kinds of text, depending on the context and purpose (b) Understand the use and effect of specialist vocabulary in particular text types

Motor Vehicle vocabulary

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Tue, 2008-10-28 16:52

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

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Crossword, Worksheet or assignment

First created for E3 MV students and a fabulous way to motivate students by using technical vocabulary from their own area of study. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (12 words), alphabetical ordering, spelling and a crossword. For individual or group challenges.

Write a short poem - Create a word cloud

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-10-25 16:52

Literacy: Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition)

ICT: General ICT resources

Free tags: Wordle

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

First designed as a tool for increasing students’ vocabulary and use of descriptive language, this resource uses Wordle – which students love!
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:…

Describing foods (local hospitality provision)

Submitted by Cathy Barton on Tue, 2008-08-26 16:53

Literacy: Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.1, Wt/L2.6

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Mind map

A beautiful five page handout designed to help students write clear descriptions and learn key technical vocabulary – examples include British cheese, cuts of vegetables and a wonderful mind map showing key quality points to look for in cuts of meat and poultry. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project.

Be my Valentine

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Mon, 2008-02-04 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, SLc/L1.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Poetry

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text, Writing prompts

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Bricklaying wordsearch for key vocabulary

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Sun, 2007-10-21 17:18

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

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Wordsearch

Find 15 hidden words.

Vocabulary cards for hairdressers

Submitted by Debbie Hulse on Fri, 2007-05-11 17:18

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

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards

Very useful for all types of spelling, vocabulary or alphabetical ordering work.

Hairstyles - do you stereotype?

Submitted by Debbie Hulse on Fri, 2007-05-11 17:18

Literacy: Rw/L1.2

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

A lovely sorting exercise that could also be used to stimulate discussion in non-hairdressing classes!

Happy Holidays

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-09-17 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.2, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive presentation, Shared text, Writing frame

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
Start by looking at postcards. Then learn about compound words and write a group postcard (followed by individual ones). Move on to look at adjectives and the persuasive language of holiday advertisements (inc. working out unfamiliar vocabulary) and finish by writing your own hotel adverts.
Happy Holidays extra resources
To accompany the Happy Holidays PowerPoint.

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 17:11

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.

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