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'Shun' suffixes card sort

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Wed, 2012-02-29 21:49

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Apply strategies to spell correctly, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

ESOL: ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards

This is a set of ‘shun’ suffix word cards to accompany the “Which suffix -cian -ssion, sion or tion?” resource (see below).

Print the sheets onto card or have them laminated, then cut up the individual root word cards for learners to sort under the correct headings.

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

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: M8, E1

This is a lower-level version of ‘My Busy Day’ Housework by Laurence Fletcher (see below) for a basic literacy for ESOL class. Also suitable for M8-E1 literacy.
Reading comprehension, simplified cloze and sentence exercises.

Plural spelling rules

Submitted by Abigail Iliffe on Sat, 2012-01-07 17:53

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Ww/L1.1

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1b

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Visual colour-coded resource, explaining the main plural spelling rules. Created for E2/E3 learners, but could also be useful for all visual learners working between E2-L2.

Includes: colour-coded fact sheet, blank table, worksheet and flash cards to cut out and laminate. Could be used for a number of different activities.

My name is Anna

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 23:27

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Australia

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

My name is Adumbi

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 22:52

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

A short reading text for beginners followed by comprehension exercises. Useful for revising early family vocabulary.

My name is Marco

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 22:52

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Dream Holiday

Submitted by Stephen Griffin on Wed, 2012-01-04 15:56

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ICT: Finding and selecting information

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

A short project for L1 Functional Skills or ESOL, wherein students research aspects of a foreign holiday destination and produce a piece of persuasive advertising based upon findings.

New Year: history and resolutions

Submitted by Shellyanne Graham on Tue, 2012-01-03 16:32

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Writing: text focus (composition)

ESOL: ESOL Writing: text focus (composition), ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/L1.1a

Free tags: New Year

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This is an activity on New Year. It was written for an E3 ESOL class but could be adapted for E2 fairly easily too. There is a reading comprehension, a group activity, writing practice and also an optional cut-up “top Ten” resolutions activity.

I haven’t done a lesson plan to go with the resources as I think they could be easily adapted and used in different ways.

A to Z Jobs

Submitted by Gemma Holtam on Mon, 2012-01-02 17:43

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


Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.

Grandma's story: Living in the Outback

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2011-12-29 15:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1

Pre-entry: Text Focus (interest)

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.2a, ESOL Wt/E3.1a, ESOL Wt/E3.2a, ESOL Wt/L1.1a

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

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