Pre-Entry Resources

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Jumbled Poems & Limericks

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

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

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

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.

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.

Fraction diagrams

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 20:05

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, Functional Maths - number, N2/E2.1

Free tags: Australia

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A simplified worksheet which covers labelling fractions, writing the words and a practical exercise in estimating eg: Mark 1/2 cup etc. Uses fractions commonly found in recipes and other practical situations. Ideal for, and mapped to, Functional Maths.

Social signs cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-09-15 14:14

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

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

Free tags: Signs

Context: Independent living

Level: M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards

Matching exercise for preEntry and E1 learners to recognise signs and their names.

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