Pre-Entry Resources

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Label the House

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Tue, 2008-06-24 15:53

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.1, Wt/M7.2, Wt/M8.1, Rtc/M8.3, Ww/M8.1, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rw/E1.1


Resource type: Cut and stick, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M7, M8, E1

Label the House is a beautiful labelling (or cut and stick) activity for preEntry-Entry 1 Lit and ESOL. Also makes a great starting point for preEntry discussion about words, images, names of familiar objects etc.

Editor’s note Oct 2013
Thumbnail picture added to description above and minor edits to the original 2008 resource including: font change; removal of an extra, unneeded labelling box; and adjustment to one labelling arrow pointing to the letterbox.

Days of the Week lesson plan & resources

Submitted by Andrew Speers on Thu, 2008-05-22 15:53

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

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, Wt/E1.1, Word origins

Level: M8, E1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources. These include matching games, fill-in diary sheets, cloze exercises / writing frames and more!
A related PPT has been writtn to accompany this lesson. See below.

Number picture bingo

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Fri, 2008-05-16 15:53

Pre-entry: N1/M7.3, Rtc/M7.1, N1/M8.5, Rtc/M8.3, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.3b

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: M7, M8, E1

Great game for preEntry-E1 numeracy and literacy learners. Choice of word or (mostly) picture tiles provides easy differentiation. Can also used for individual matching games.

Social signs quiz

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Thu, 2008-05-15 15:53

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.1, Rtc/M7.3, Wt/M7.1, Wt/M8.1, Ww/M7.1, Ww/M7.2, Rtc/M8.3, Ww/M8.1, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.2, Rw/E1.1

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Flash cards, Quiz

Level: M7, M8, E1

A colourful quiz that can be used as a standalone activity or for consolidation and extension work after using Sally Shipton’s Types of Text: Social Signs PPT (see below). Created for an Entry 1 class but could also be used in preEntry classes either as a paper based quiz or cut into flashcards for working on recognition and discussion skills.

Fruit bingo

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Thu, 2008-05-15 15:53

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

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


Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Level: M7, M8, E1

A beautiful set of bingo games for preEntry and E1 literacy/ESOL. Choice of word or picture tiles provides easy differentiation, plus there is a second game with larger bingo boards and more white space (often better for SLDD students).

Cardinal and ordinal number jigsaw

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Sun, 2008-04-06 15:53

Pre-entry: N1/M6.4, N1/M7.3, N1/M7.7, N1/M8.5, N1/M8.9

Numeracy: N1/E1.2, N1/E1.3

Level: M6, M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

A Simple and straightforward 16 piece jigsaw that makes a great group activity. Cardinal and ordinal numbers are matched with number words to form a triangle. This puzzle constructs sequentially, i.e. the word ‘one’ is at the triangle’s apex, matching with 1, then two, underneath it and so on up to 10 in cardinals and 8th in ordinals (this makes it a lot easier for preEntry learners to see how the triangle is constructed).
Andrea suggests: “Distribute the pieces at random around the group (sitting round a table).

Recognising letters of the alphabet

Submitted by Margit Hallam on Tue, 2008-02-26 15:53

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.1

Literacy: Rw/E1.3

Level: M8, E1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

A set of two simple, yet useful and effective PowerPoints. The first shows the alphabet in order, the other in random order and where each letter only flashes briefly. The resource can be used for general alphabet practice, but the random order is useful for difficult letters like vowels a, e, i, and consonants g and j.

Using the touch screen in the doctor's surgery

Submitted by Maggie May on Mon, 2008-02-04 15:53

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

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Shared text

Level: M7, M8, E1

Written specially for a non-reader who would not visit the doctor because of the touch screen booking system. Makes good reading practice (also following instructions) even for those who don’t need to use such a system.

Sh words

Submitted by Christine Robinson on Sun, 2007-11-25 16:18

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.2

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

Level: M8, E1

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

This PowerPoint makes a lovely introduction to reading and spelling words with this consonant digraph in initial or final position.

Letter sounds v2

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Wed, 2007-05-30 16:18

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

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

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

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M7, M8, E1

Letter Sounds v2 covers the sounds of all letters (except x) in initial positions. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

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