ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning

Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning (i) Recognise that word order in English may be different from word order in other languages (ii) Understand that sentences follow grammatical patterns, and that certain types of word are more likely to recur in some places than others, i.e. the subject of the sentence is placed before the main verb; prepositional phrases of time can come at the beginning or end of sentences; the object of the verb follows the verb; the main clause or most important action usually precedes subordinate clauses (iii) Use knowledge of the word order of simple and compound sentence patterns to work out meaning and confirm understanding (iv) Understand the use of common conjunctions such as and, but, or to join clauses in compound sentences with the same or a different subject (v) Use knowledge of simple present and past tenses and future forms to work out meaning and aid understanding (vi) Recognise use of pronoun referencing to refer to items already introduc

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
E1
E2
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Read simple key words
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
pE Rw/M6.1
pE Rw/M6.2
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
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:

E1-E2 ESOL gap fill exercise that focuses on personal pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, they) and possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, its, our, their). Lovely real life style story with a touch of humour.

Level
E2
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Reading: sentence focus (grammar, punctuation)
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

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
E2
E1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
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:

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
E1
E2
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

A quick activity where you have to delete the incorrect pronoun. 18 sentences – good for homework. This resource complements Amanda’s other pronoun resources.

Level
E2
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning

A cheerful set of gap-fill sentences with picture prompts. Followed by a set of more challenging sentences. The pictures can also be used for speaking practice. This resource complements Amanda’s pronoun comprehension (see below). Although written for ESOL students the sentences also make good reading / Dolch spelling practice for E1 literacy.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact

A great set of 3 texts (all based on everyday experiences such as houses, pets and families). Students must answer the comprehension questions and then re-write each text, substituting the correct noun for each pronoun. Although written for ESOL students the texts also make ideal reading practice for Entry 2 literacy.

Level
E2
English
Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events