ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:

Read and recognise simple sentence structures: (i) Recognise common patterns of simple statements to support reading and understanding, e.g. subject-verb-object, subject-verb-prepositional phrase. (ii) Recognise instructions that start with the verb e.g. Keep left. Press the button. (iii) Understand how the word order in simple sentences in English can affect meaning. E.g. Suzanna likes Christobel. Is not the same as Christobel likes Suzanna.

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)

Level
M6
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M6.1 Match familiar objects to words, signs, symbols, images
pre-Entry Rw/M6.2 Recognise & read up to 5 personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M7.3 Recognise & select up to ten personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rs/E2.1c Use sentence context to decode unknown words
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:

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.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
Context
Independent living

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rs/E2.1a Use grammatical structures that link clauses and help identify sequence
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:

Cat prepositions is a lovely set of worksheets, flashcards and word cards (to make sentences) on prepositions of place – based on an interactive exercise at http://inglesalagon.iespana.es/ejercicios/prepositions_of_place_1.htm

Level
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:

Jingle Bells is great for sentence and word level reading for Milestone 8- Entry 1 ESOL and Literacy learners.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rs/M8.1 Understand that words are grouped together to convey meaning, using rules & structure
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols

Silent Night is great for sentence and word level reading for Milestone 8- Entry 1 ESOL and Literacy learners. Please note the words are taken from ‘Songs of Fellowship’.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rs/M8.1 Understand that words are grouped together to convey meaning, using rules & structure
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols

A brilliant bumper collection for E1-2ESOL. The exercises include a basic introduction to prepositions, gap fills and underlining exercises, anagrams, mixed up sentences, write your own sentences (with and without word prompts). Excellent practice for class or homework.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rs/E2.1a Use grammatical structures that link clauses and help identify sequence
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols

A fabulous set of integrated activities that cover food vocabulary, use of is/are, paired speaking and listening practice (asking the price of food – with fill-in dialogue cards), reading and writing shopping lists.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A very useful set of 15 graduated tasks that involve reading sentences, learning key words / spellings and writing sentences.

Level
Entry Level 1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Ws/E1.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E1.1c

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.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service