Ws/E1.1 construct a simple sentence (a) understand that writing is not simply speech written down but has its own structures and conventions (b) understand the concept of a sentence as the basic building block of continuous written text

Sentence Types in English Language

Submitted by Tony Merrett on Mon, 2016-02-29 12:22

Pre-entry: Sentence Focus

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L2.1

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.1a

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

This handout describes the basic sentence types as used in the English language. It can be used to introduce or reinforce the concepts.

Editor’s note
This also makes a useful handout / reminder for vocational teachers who are embedding Functional English.

High frequency words

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sat, 2010-02-06 22:13

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Ws/E1.1

Resource type: Flash cards, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: E1

An amazing series of 16 worksheets that focus on the 100 most frequent words as used in the school-based Letters & Sounds reading scheme (available free – for details see teaching notes within the resource or visit and type Letters and Sounds in the search box).
The sheets are all written for adults (topics include domestic violence, being jilted at the altar, old age, family arguments and much more) and include reading and writing activities, sets of small word cards, a word checklist and large flashcards.

Tigger the Hunter questions

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Mon, 2009-08-10 17:25

Literacy: Fiction, Rs/E1.1, Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Ws/E1.1, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E1, E2

A set of reading comprehension questions based on the short story by Tracy Richardson (see below). Also ideal for work on reading and writing simple sentences and general decoding / prediction 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.

Healthy eating lesson plan & resources

Submitted by Andrew Speers on Fri, 2008-07-11 16:53

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

Pre-entry: Wt/M7.2, Rs/M8.1, Ws/M8.1, Rtc/M8.3, Wt/M8.4, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M7.1, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.3

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Independent living

Level: M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A great 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources including ordering and matching worksheets and cards, simple spelling sheet, healthy eating chart (please download the accompanying Excel file – see below). The main topic is making an omelette and the lesson includes sequencing, letters, word recognition and building, and simple sentences. You will also need food leaflets from supermarkets, plastic or wooden letters and a tape recorder.

May Day for E1-2

Submitted by Christine Robinson on Tue, 2008-04-22 16:53

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1, Rt/E1.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.4, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E1.1, Ws/E1.2

Free tags: May Day

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful set of reading materials for Entry 1-2. Short illustrated text about May Day traditions followed by 2 pages of comprehension exercises. Plus May Day poster, letter and calendar for further reading and purpose of text work.

E1 spelling and sentence building

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Thu, 2008-04-17 16:53

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Rs/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, Ws/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Level: E1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A very useful set of 15 graduated tasks that involve reading sentences, learning key words / spellings and writing sentences.

12 days of Christmas sentence game

Submitted by Jayne Elliot on Tue, 2007-01-30 01:00

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Ws/E1.1, Ws/E1.2, Ws/E1.3, Ws/E2.4

Resource type: Game

Level: E1, E2

Not what it seems! A great game that can be played any time of year to help students construct, punctuate and spell simple sentences.

Discovering sentences

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Tue, 2006-07-11 17:11

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.1, Ws/L2.4, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.6

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Another amazing PowerPoint from Jennifer Baines.

Something here for all levels: information, examples and onscreen activities cover a host of topics inc: simple, compound and complex sentences; punctuation; question words; coordinating and subordinating conjunctions; formal letter writing; topic and concluding sentences; a handy ‘Is it a sentence?’ checklist, structuring an argument, linking paragraphs.

Also great for teacher reference.


Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2005-07-19 14:02

Pre-entry: Rti/M7.3, SLc/M7.1, SLc/M7.2, Wt/M8.1, SLlr/M8.2, Rtc/M8.3, SLc/M8.1, SLlr/M8.4

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Wt/E1.1a, ESOL Wt/E2.1a

Resource type: Discussion points, Writing prompts

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

5 hand drawn storyboards – shopping, holidays, swimming, getting-up and a bank robbery! Pictures can be cut up, muddled and re-sequenced; simple sentences written out to match with pictures; sentences written in the present to be changed to past tense (ESOL); write sentences then join with conjunctions e.g. then, next; or simply as prompts for conversation and discussion.

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