Recognise and read a growing repertoire of familiar words, signs, symbols which they encounter in daily life including a) own name b) name of close family member, carer or other person of personal significance c) own street name, house number.

Number picture bingo

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Fri, 2008-05-16 16:53

Pre-entry: N1/M7.3, Rtc/M7.1, N1/M8.5, Rtc/M8.3, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.3b

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: M7, M8, E1

Great game for preEntry-E1 numeracy and literacy learners. Choice of word or (mostly) picture tiles provides easy differentiation. Can also used for individual matching games.

Social signs quiz

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Thu, 2008-05-15 16:53

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

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

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Flash cards, Quiz

Level: M7, M8, E1

A colourful quiz that can be used as a standalone activity or for consolidation and extension work after using Sally Shipton’s Types of Text: Social Signs PPT (see below). Created for an Entry 1 class but could also be used in preEntry classes either as a paper based quiz or cut into flashcards for working on recognition and discussion skills.

Fruit bingo

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Thu, 2008-05-15 16:53

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.1, Rtc/M8.3, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3


Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: M7, M8, E1

A beautiful set of bingo games for preEntry and E1 literacy/ESOL. Choice of word or picture tiles provides easy differentiation, plus there is a second game with larger bingo boards and more white space (often better for SLDD students).

Words to read

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:11

Pre-entry: Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rw/E1.1


Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M7, M8, E1

A useful PowerPoint featuring the first 33 Dolch words for sight reading practice.

Types of Text: Social Signs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.2, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.2

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Fabulous introduction with lots of pictures and points for group discussion making this suitable for Milestone 8 – Entry 3.
Please also see (below) the Social Signs Quiz created by Heidi Grififn to complement this resource.

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

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.3

Free tags: World Cup 1966

Context: Sport

Level: M8, E1, E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A very popular 29 page booklet with 14 Milestone 8 / Entry 1-2 paper-based word, sentence and text focus activities to accompany related on-screen resources (below). Updated in 2006.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found)

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.1, Ww/M7.1, Ww/M8.1, Rw/M7.1, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rw/E1.3, Ww/E1.2

Level: M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Sort letters from symbols, handwriting practice, write upper/lower case letters.

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