Pre-Entry Resources

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Apostrophe flow chart

Submitted by Richard Scott on Fri, 2013-12-06 19:32

Pre-entry: Literacy

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.4a

Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation

Level: L1, L2

This resource uses a flow chart to help guide learners to the correct use of apostrophes.

Christmas Gingerbread maths

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2013-11-24 19:46

Pre-entry: N1/M8.3, MSS1/M8.3, N1/M8.6

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E1.1

Free tags: Christmas

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M8, E1

Measures, shape and space activity suitable for Entry 1 learners.

Editor’s note
Used with a gingerbread house bought in Aldi (Christmas 2012) but similar houses are available in other stores.

Shape starter activity

Submitted by Helen Connell on Tue, 2013-10-08 19:17

Pre-entry: Numeracy

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, MSS2/E3.1, MSS1/L2.8

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Ice breaker

This is a good starter activity to introduce measures, shape and space. It is also useful in dividing classes into small groups.

Using the templates I created I printed them on to card of different colours. I gave the shapes to the learners as they entered the room and told them to find the table with the same shape on it. When they reached the table they found the shape and some questions to answer.

After five minutes I asked for feedback from the learners.

Adjectives in order (review and practice)

Submitted by Phoebe McLeod on Tue, 2013-09-10 16:47

Pre-entry: Speaking & Listening

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E1.4a, ESOL Sc/E1.4d, ESOL Sc/E2.3f, ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.2a

Context: Independent living

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

Level: E1, E2

Used with an Entry Level 1 ESOL group.
1) Bring in some real objects such as a long red wool scarf, a green plastic bag, a small silver mobile phone. Discuss the word order used to describe them. Learners can describe their own bags, phones, and clothes as necessary and write some examples on the table.
2) Put the adjectives in order in the example sentences and check as a group.
3) Role play.

Jumbled Poems & Limericks

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Mon, 2013-02-11 13:14

Literacy: Poetry, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.2, SLlr/E1.2

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.2

General: Dyslexia support

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2, E3

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started).

Spelling handouts - acc or exc? Per or pre?

Submitted by Ruth North on Thu, 2013-01-24 12:21

Pre-entry: Writing

Literacy: Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1

Free tags: spelling rules

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

These resources were created to support learners in developing knowledge of spelling rules.

Handout 1 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words with an interior /ks/ sound, such as access and excess.

Handout 2 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words that start with PER and PRE.

How many Mo Farahs are there? 1-10

Submitted by Fiona Campbell on Wed, 2012-09-12 16:41

Literacy: Ww/E1.1

Pre-entry: N1/M8.1

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: M8, E1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Topical PPT adapted from Chris Farrell’s How many smileys 1-20 (see below).
use as a starter in pre-Entry/ E1 ESOL, Maths or literacy groups.

Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.

How many Smileys 1 - 20?

Submitted by Chris Farrell on Wed, 2012-09-12 15:32

Pre-entry: N1/M8.1

Literacy: Ww/E1.1

Numeracy: N1/E1.1, N1/E1.2

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E1.1a

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E1

Powerpoint for practising numbers to 20, not necessarily all at once.

Used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2 and it could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word.

Colour match activities

Submitted by Paola Zurawska on Mon, 2012-04-23 22:47

Pre-entry: Rw/M6.1, Rw/M6.2, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

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

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

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M6, M7, M8, E1, E2

Set of four graduated activities for preEntry up to Entry Level 2 ideal for mixed ability literacy and ESOL groups. Colour word cards provided.
Match identical pictures (Milestones 6-7)
Match or write colour words to pictures (Milestone 8 – Entry 1)
Simple cloze activity (E1-E2)

How many smileys?

Submitted by Chris Farrell on Mon, 2012-04-23 21:07

Pre-entry: N1/M8.1

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

Numeracy: Whole Numbers, N1/E1.1, N1/E1.2, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2

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

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M8, E1, E2

A powerpoint used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2, but always use it as a check with E3 – L2 at the beginning of the year. They all enjoy it and never complain it should be for babies. It could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word.

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