Posts by Janet Kinsey

There their dominoes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2011-06-21 16:31

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Game

Written for E3-L1 ESOL students but equally suitable for literacy students. Match the two parts together to complete the phrase.

There their dominoes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2011-06-21 16:31
There their dominoes

Transport collocations dominoes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2011-06-20 07:39

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Resource type: Game

Level: E1, E2

Ideal for E1-E2 ESOL (and even as quick revision for Entry Level 3). Also suitable for E1 Literacy reading.

Transport Collocations dominoes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2011-06-20 07:39
Transport Collocations dominoes

ESOL E3 writing revision - correcting mistakes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Thu, 2011-06-16 14:11
ESOL E3 writing revision - correcting mistakes

ESOL E3 writing revision - correcting mistakes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Thu, 2011-06-16 14:08

ESOL: ESOL Writing: sentence focus (punctuation and grammar), ESOL Writing

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

This revision task aims to prepare students for the Entry 3 ESOL writing test.
It portrays a sample student answer to Task 1 Cambridge ESOL E3 Test 067 with accompanying teacher feedback. The idea is that your student corrects the mistakes that have been pointed out by the teacher.
It also demonstrates some effective methods of feedback that you can use to help learners improve their writing – without actually making the corrections for them.
A knowledge of perfect tenses is expected.

Blue Cross adopt a dog

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2011-06-14 10:27
Blue Cross adopt a dog

Blue Cross adopt a dog

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2011-06-14 08:27

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Animal care & Equine, Voluntary & Charity

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

This Blue Cross resource was written for strong E3 or L1 (or even L2) ESOL learners. I first used it as a homework exercise. The English on the site is a little quirky but it is an exercise using authentic material which always has its upsides and downsides.

However, it is good on human interests and most people like animals. It involves ICT, Reading and Writing. It’s best to pre-teach the vocabulary.

Also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Skills English Level 1 reading and writng.

2011 Census Me and My Community

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2011-03-22 21:42

Although aimed at older primary school pupils this site has masses of excellent resources and is particularly useful for ESOL students who may be completely unaware of the 2011 Census and its implications.
Resources include a history of the census, a community video and PPT and much more. To get an overview of al the resources available download the resource guide

Note: there are also some very good Census resources written by Linda Haslam (from Bromley by Bow Centre) on the Talent web site.

This site includes many useful resources including an easy read version of a new report on How Fair is Britain?
I’m finding the report a rich vein to plunder for all sorts of ESOL and literacy lessons.

How Fair is Britain? Easy read version.

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2011-03-21 09:03
How Fair is Britain? Easy read version.

The story of Edward Elgar

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Sun, 2009-11-08 16:24

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: History

Level: E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive presentation

The story of Edward Elgar is a set of two lovely resources about the famous British composer. A PPT with simple past tense illustrated cloze exercises, accompanied by a very useful, detailed PDF sheet full of teaching ideas including extension ideas, web sites where you can hear Elgar’s music, leaflet about Elgar on bank notes, etc. Illustrated by Will Zawadzki, Abingdon & Witney College.

Endless Christmas words

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Thu, 2008-12-11 15:52

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Free tags: Christmas

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E1, E2

A simple but very effective set of topical PowerPoints that helps students develop a feel for the shape of words and word boundaries. Also great for stimulating discussion, increasing vocabulary, and encouraging the use of dictionaries.
The seocnd PPT has the added challeng of an extra , spurious letter.
From an idea in Dictionaries by Jon Wright, OUP. See notes area of each PPT for detailed teaching ideas.

Recognising tone

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Thu, 2008-03-27 15:53

Literacy: Rt/L2.2, Rt/L2.5

ESOL: ESOL Rt/L2.2a, ESOL Rt/L2.5a

Level: L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

An excellent series of activities (help sheet, sample text, card match game & teaching notes) covering this difficult topic. First used in a Level 2 ESOL reading class but also ideal for Literacy.

Plurals - adding S to words ending in Y

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2008-03-03 15:53

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A series of differentiated activities based on two sets of word cards and five associated worksheets. A great way to tackle this perennial spelling difficulty.

London Tube

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2008-02-11 15:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.9, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.7a, ESOL Rt/E3.9a, ESOL Rt/L1.5a, ESOL Rt/L1.5b, ESOL Rt/L2.7a

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1, L2

A series of differentiated questions based on the famous London underground map. Great for scanning practice and sparking off further discussion or writing work.
Tube maps can be found at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx

Farmers' Markets

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2007-11-27 16:18

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

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

An interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area.

Rugby World Cup 2007 Syllables

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2007-02-26 16:19

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Syllables

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Learn how to count syllables and use this to help spell a great selection of World Cup vocabulary.

Object grids for pre-Entry activities

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2007-02-26 16:19

Pre-entry: N1/M6.3, N1/M6.4, N1/M7.4, Rtc/M6.2, Rtc/M7.1, SLc/M6.1, SLlr/M6.1, SLlr/M7.2, SLlr/M8.2, SLc/M7.5, SLc/M8.1

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: M6, M7, M8

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

For improving visual figure-ground skills, expressive language development, matching and counting symbols.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

World Cup investigation, web sites, and teaching ideas for literacy and numeracy something for literacy and numeracy students at all levels with updated links and investigation questions. First submitted for the 2006 WC – updated in 2010.

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