Use a simplified dictionary to find the meaning of unfamiliar words (a) Understand the function of dictionaries (b) Understand that dictionaries are organised alphabetically (c) Use alphabetical order to find information from electronic media

Dictionary skills

Submitted by Jan Long on Sun, 2012-09-30 12:52

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rw/E2.3, Rw/E3.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

I thought people would be interested in this resource. I have used it a lot, particularly with Entry students, to get them used to using a dictionary and to practise the different types of words. It also helps them practise alphabetical order.

The Great Dictionary Race

Submitted by John Dodd on Mon, 2011-09-05 19:39

Literacy: Rw/E2.3, Rw/E3.3, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L2.2

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Fun and fast paced team game for any group from E2 to L2. The focus is on looking up words quickly and accurately. Full instructions included. Easily differentiated for different groups.
Makes a great warm up exercise.

St. George's Day Literacy / Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-04-07 18:30

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E2.3, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.2, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, St George's Day

Context: History

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Long A Sound Hunt

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Sat, 2010-10-23 17:51

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rt/E3.1, Rw/E2.3, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.5

Free tags: Wordle

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive whiteboard, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A literacy resource for learners to find words containing long A sounds made by different digraphs. This resource was written as a pairs activity although it can equally be an individual one. There are four pieces of texts each using words containing predominantly one particular digraph – ai, ey, ay, or eigh. Learners can then search for other long A sounds formed from different clusters within the same text. Peer marking and plenary extend the learning.

Using a dictionary

Submitted by Charlotte Faichney on Fri, 2009-09-25 17:25

Literacy: Rw/E2.3, Rw/E3.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A straightforward but useful worksheet where learners must look up and record word defintions.

Alphabetical order

Submitted by Jacquie Slater on Tue, 2009-09-15 17:25

Literacy: Rw/E2.3, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A straightforward but very useful sheet covering ordering by first and second letters, and dictionary work.

Susan Boyle - Britain’s got Talent

Submitted by Margery Lynott on Mon, 2009-05-25 17:25

Literacy: Form filling, Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Rw/E2.3, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E1.1, Ws/E1.2, Ws/E2.4, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E1, E2, E3

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

A fabulous, topical set of Entry level resources based on the popular 2009 TV series. Covers reading comprehension, sentence structure, punctuation, planning writing (includes several writing frames), paragraphs, form filling and much more.

Adding suffixes er or ar to make nouns

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2001-04-17 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E2.3, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Ws/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

A huge 15 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), imperatives, spelling rules, words with more than one meaning, spelling strategies and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for contextualisation and using as a multisensory resource.

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