ESOL Rt/E1.1a

(i) For basic literacy learners, who do not read any language, and are starting to work towards Entry 1:
(a) respond to print as a source of meaning
(b) be aware that words on the page represent words that can be spoken
(c) read texts for information and enjoyment
(ii) Track texts in the right order, left to right, top to bottom (this also applies to readers of other scripts that don't go from left to right)
(iii) Use a range of text-level strategies, learners' own knowledge of the content and context of the text, as a whole, to get meaning from text
(iv) Use graphics accompanying texts to help identify meaning
(v) Where relevant, use some basic terms that distinguish spoken from written text, such as page, line, sentence, word, letter

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
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
General pre-Entry
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
Context
Independent living

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a

A short reading text for beginners followed by comprehension exercises. Useful for revising early family vocabulary.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Lovely workbook for E1 ESOL, Literacy or Functional English. Use a prompt for discussion about the importance of keeping in touch, letting people know where you are, and asking for help. With plenty of opportunities for students to write their own texts.

Level
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English - reading
Maths
MSS2/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Context
Independent living
Health and safety

Three one-page tasks covering: write a simple sentence, recognise signs/symbols and follow a simple narrative. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment and Entry 1 literacy.

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

A challenging and funny E1-E2 text (with 12 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E2.1a

An amusing news report about tricking hardened criminals. E1-E2 text (with 10 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E2.1a

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
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Problems in the home PPT provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the pictures, discuss what the people do (electricians, gas engineers, plumbers, etc.) and the problems they fix. Then type the correct spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Finish with some skimming and scanning practice using related information from the Yellow Pages.

Level
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sd/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Independent living