Rw/L2.1

Read and understand technical vocabulary (a) Understand that specialist fields of knowledge, skill and interest have an associated technical vocabulary (b) Understand that the purpose of technical vocabulary is to express precision of meaning (c) Understand that technical vocabulary is often coined by adapting or extending the meaning of existing words and word patterns, or building new words using known roots/prefixes/ suffixes - and that this can provide clues to the meaning of unknown words, e.g. computer menu, astronaut micro-surgery (d) Understand when it is possible to make an informed guess at the meaning of technical vocabulary using knowledge and context, and when it is necessary to look up the meaning in a dictionary or glossary

Birds of Prey grammar and vocabulary resources

Submitted by Kathy Emmott on Sun, 2011-09-04 17:06

Embedded literacy for Social Care anatomy

Submitted by Linda Haslam on Sun, 2011-09-04 16:40

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Beautiful set of resources for embedding spelling and vocabulary. Written for NVQ social care students but could also be useful in other vocational areas such as sport. A range of spelling and vocabulary activities on the topic of organs of the body.
Word and picture matching cards
Student reference sheet
Function matching cards
Look Say Cover Write Check spelling sheets (one for E2-E3, one for L1-2)
Fill in sheets

Natural signs that show spring comes earlier

Submitted by Nick Jackson on Fri, 2011-04-08 09:03

Literacy: Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.2, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, Wt/L2.3

Free tags: Spring

Context: Science & Nature

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A topical Level 2 reading and writing assignment based on an article from the from the Observer. Ideal for early spring / late winter but can be used any time of year. Covers comprehension, purpose of text, apostrophes, vocabulary and dictionary work, and writing. Includes differentiation and extension ideas.

Tsunami comprehension

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Fri, 2011-03-11 13:10

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Functional English - writing

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension exercise in response to the earthquake and consequent tsunami in Japan. To be used along with research tasks or discussion.

Introduce the lesson with a discussion about the events surrounding the earthquake and some BBC footage.

The students need to be given the information without the questions to encourage them to read fully – this is not a scanning exercise.

Tackle unfamiliar / technical words and jargon

Submitted by Leia Fee on Mon, 2010-03-29 21:13

Literacy: Rw/L2.1

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Context: Sport

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L2

A really useful handout with an example text that clearly demonstrates how readers can use both context and knowledge of word roots / prefixes / etc to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary without using a dictionary or glossary. The sample technical text is about gliding.

Carpentry vocabulary

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Sat, 2010-01-30 21:22

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

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A resource to improve the correct use and spelling of technical vocabulary. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (15 words), alphabetical ordering, and spelling ideas. For individual or group challenges.

1969 Moon landing literacy pack

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Tue, 2009-07-21 16:25

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A great selection of reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling activities (includes synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, writing a postcard from the Moon, writing instructions, and more).

Motor Vehicle vocabulary

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Tue, 2008-10-28 15:52

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.

Describing foods (local hospitality provision)

Submitted by Cathy Barton on Tue, 2008-08-26 15:53

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.

Care workers vocabulary jigsaw

Submitted by Pauline Bicker on Wed, 2008-06-25 15:53

Literacy: Rw/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

A 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle where pairs or small groups of learners must match 18 words to their correct definitions. Use as an ice breaker or plenary activity. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle (best laminated). As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print a standard or large puzzle (select Output – large, i.e.

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