Use a dictionary to find the meaning of unfamiliar words (a) Understand alphabetical order (b) Understand the importance of the alphabetical order of letters within a word

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.

Halloween reading comprehension

Submitted by Abigail Iliffe on Mon, 2011-10-31 13:31

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Wt/E3.4, Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity, Halloween

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Halloween theme.

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.

-sion words

Submitted by Gill Knight on Thu, 2011-03-31 17:04

Literacy: Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

Useful worksheet for higher Entry 3 learners. A cloze exercise where all the missing words end in the suffix -sion. It also improves vocabulary and encourages the use of a dictionary to check the meaning of unknown words.

As an extra challenge – or for Level 1 learners – fold the word list (at the bottom of the sheet) over so the learner has no clues.

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.


Submitted by Jacqueline Buchanan on Thu, 2009-09-17 17:25

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.5, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

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

A substantial 3 page text about capital city’s landmarks and tourist attractions. Ideal for students living in or visiting London. Followed by 6 pages of activities including questions, true/false, wordsearch, dictionary and alphabetical order work.

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.

Obama is President

Submitted by Liz Hodges on Thu, 2009-09-10 17:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E3.3

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical Entry 3 BBC news text (which has an accompanying video) with comprehension questions and dictionary work.

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