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Literacy: Apply strategies to spell correctly, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.2
Context: Education, Independent living
Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment
A flexible set of exercises based on common classroom items such as pens, pencils. folders, hole punch, etc. Can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Includes worksheets and flash / matching cards. Detailed preEntry mapping information. First used at the start of the academic year with a new preEntry class.
Literacy: Apply strategies to spell correctly, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Flash cards, Worksheet or assignment
A flexible and appealing set of exercises that can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Two worksheets for reading and spelling common items of food and drink, plus word cards. preEntry mapping information. First used as a preEntry revision exercise.
Literacy: General literacy / English
Resource type: Quiz, Revision material
Makes a good end of term or pre-test activity. 24 fun yet challenging questions cover advanced punctuation (apostrophes, colons, semi-colons), spelling, suffixes, fact/opinion, vocabulary, parts of speech, and more. Can be used individually or in teams.
A separate answer sheet is also available (see below). Thanks to Marion Martin for writing this.
Resource type: Interactive presentation, Sort or match cards
This is a PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching or revising the basic concepts of fractions and exploring common misconceptions held by students. This presentation also explores the link between fractions, decimals and percentages and the sharing of fraction amounts.
I have used the resource with Functional Skills and Skills for Life classes ranging from Entry 2 to Level 2 students.
Context: Independent living
Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment
Straightforward but very practical worksheet where ESOL learners select a garment and answer questions about its washing care symbols. The written questions require at least E1 reading skills but other parts of the worksheet focus on symbol recognition and are thus suitable for pre-Entry emerging readers / writers.
Note: for more on laundry symbols see “Buying Clothes” PPT below.
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Lovely set of preEntry worksheets. Covers letter and word recognition, handwriting, shapes, counting and lots of discussion! Topics includes pizza slices, pizza toppings, and sharing a pizza. With detailed teaching notes and preEntry mapping.
ESOL: ESOL Reading, ESOL Writing
Resource type: Cut and stick, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
The worksheets can be used as seems appropriate for your learners. My method was for learners to identify the seasons and write the names beneath the pictures – I had put them on the board in a random order for learners to be able to use first and second letter recognition to match the words and pictures.
The days of the week sheet was used as a recapping tool – learners insert the first letter, then fold at the dotted line and write them out again.
Resource type: Teaching idea
How ‘flash’ presentation of social sight vocabulary proved to be motivating. The technique is described and some thoughts about why it seems to have such positive effects on several different levels are offered, and feedback sought.