Pre-Entry Resources

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Upper and lower case handwriting crib sheet

Submitted by Carol Gardner on Mon, 2011-09-05 20:42

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1

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

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M8, E1

Beautifully clear and very handy handwriting / alphabet reference sheet. Plus a lined page for practice.

Family

Submitted by Will Dixon on Fri, 2011-08-12 11:27

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Level: M8, E1

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

This is a basic matching activity for learners. After teaching vocabulary of the family (son, mum, etc) this activity can be used to match pictures of family members to the correct word.

I want to learn

Submitted by Androulla Wakefield on Sun, 2011-06-19 10:33

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1, Wt/M8.4, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.2, Rw/M8.3

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

Level: M8, E1

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.

Eat and drink

Submitted by Androulla Wakefield on Mon, 2011-06-06 18:55

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1, Wt/M8.4, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.2, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Apply strategies to spell correctly, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Flash cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M8, E1

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.

Brush up your English revision quiz

Submitted by Christine Lucas on Fri, 2011-06-03 18:08

Pre-entry: Literacy

Literacy: General literacy / English

Level: L1, L2

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.

Exploring fractions and misconceptions

Submitted by Helen Holt on Wed, 2011-05-25 14:57

Pre-entry: Numeracy

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1

Level: E3, L1, L2

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.

Garment care

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sat, 2011-05-21 17:03

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

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

Context: Independent living

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

Level: M8, E1

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.

Pizza maths and English

Submitted by Marion Martin on Fri, 2011-05-20 12:00

Pre-entry: N1/M8.3, N1/M8.5, N1/M8.6, Rtc/M8.3, Ww/M8.1, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: M8

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.

preEntry Seasons and days of the week

Submitted by Claire Millard on Thu, 2011-05-19 10:42

Pre-entry: Rs/M8.1, Ws/M8.1, Rtc/M8.3, Ww/M8.1, Wt/M8.4, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.2, Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Reading, ESOL Writing

Level: M8, E1

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.

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

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

Level: M8, E1, E2

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.

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