ESOL Resources

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Drag and drop colour

Submitted by Cathy Barton on Fri, 2007-02-23 16:19

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1

ICT: Entry 1 and 2 ICT

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E2.2a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1a

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Drag and drop colour worksheets provide great reading, vocabulary and spelling practice for Entry ESOL & Literacy students. Plus practice in using a mouse, drag and drop, typing in spellings, etc. for Entry ICT students.

What colour is it?

Submitted by Cathy Barton on Fri, 2007-02-23 16:19

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1

ICT: Entry 1 and 2 ICT

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1a

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Interactive worksheet with drop down menus to select the correct spelling. Great reading and spelling practice for Entry ESOL & Literacy students. Plus practice in using a mouse and drop down menus for E1-2 ICT students.

Yesterday's World

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Tue, 2007-02-20 16:19

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

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.2d, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

Yesterday’s World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/. Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.

Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group.

Indefinite article exercise

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Sun, 2007-02-18 16:19

Literacy: Ww/E1.3

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E1.1b

Level: E1

Resource type: Cut and stick, Worksheet or assignment

Indefinite article exercise is ideal for ESOL beginners and also makes a good introduction to recognising vowels and consonants. Cut and stick or write in the correct article.

Phrase Match

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 16:19

Literacy: Rw/L2.3

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Autistic spectrum support

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

Phrase Match match the common phrases to their explicit meanings. Then select some phrases of your own and check their meanings on the internet or in a specialist dictionary. Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for all ESOL and literacy learners.

Work - vocabulary cards

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Fri, 2007-01-19 16:19

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Ww/E2.2, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E2.2a, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E1.1b, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2

27 pictures of different jobs and matching word cards – plus lots of teaching ideas for Entry 1 and 2 literacy and ESOL classes.

Give me some advice

Submitted by Saul Pope on Fri, 2007-01-05 16:19

Literacy: Writing, Rs/E3.2, SLc/E3.1, SLc/L1.1, SLc/L1.4, SLc/L2.1, SLc/L2.4, SLlr/E3.5, SLlr/L2.4

ESOL: General ESOL

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Game, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts

Give me some advice is a great way to encourage students to provide non threatening advice, whilst improving their writing and listening-speaking skills.

Letter sounds

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Tue, 2006-09-26 16:11

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.2

Literacy: Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E1.3a, ESOL Rw/E2.3a

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M8, E1, E2

Covers many common phonemes (initial consonants, vowel and consonant digraphs) and blends. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling.

Words to read

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Tue, 2006-09-26 16:11

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

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M7, M8, E1

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

Basic grammar

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2006-08-31 16:11

Literacy: Ws/E3.2

ESOL: ESOL Writing: sentence focus (punctuation and grammar)

Level: E3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive worksheet

Interactive Word worksheet where learner selects correct word from drop down menus. Focuses on correct use of gone, go, went and has, had, have. 10 cloze questions.

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