ESOL Rw/E2.3a

Use context and a range of phonic and graphic knowledge to decode words
(i) Work out the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary from context
(ii) Understand that the same phoneme (sound) can be spelt in more than one way, and that the same grapheme (letter(s)) can represent more than one sound, e.g.-ee (see) and -ea (meat)
(iii) Use increasing sound-symbol association to aid decoding
(iv) Begin to recognise how words can be broken down into parts, e.g. common prefixes and suffixes like un-, morphemes (units of meaning) like -ing or -ed endings, and compound words such as playground
(v) Use developing knowledge of word structure to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words, e.g. that the adverb quickly is related to the adjective quick, and happily to happy

Root word family cards are two sets of flash cards that can be used to visualise the concept of root words to entry level and L1 students.

The entry level cards contain a number of root words and their word families, with a picture representation of each word. The level one sheet contains a higher level of vocabulary and the pictures have been removed.

Lesson Ideas

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.1
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Ww/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1a
ESOL Ww/E3.1a
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
ESOL Rw/L1.3a Recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary
ESOL Rw/L1.1a Use reference material to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
ESOL Rw/E3.5a
ESOL Rw/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a

This is a card game that tests students understanding and knowledge of root words. The game can be played as a whole class or in small groups but works best if the tutor sits in on the game in order to support the students and question their answers.

There are 12 cards in the pack which includes a variety of questions including true or false and spot the root word.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Rw/E3.5
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.5a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a

A highly visual phonics PPT focusing on the ‘long e’ phoneme associated with the grapheme /ee/. Great for beginning E1-E2 readers in ESOL and Literacy classes.

Level
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E2.3a

Yesterday’s World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/. Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.

Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Rw/E3.5
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Ww/E2.2
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E2.2d Listen for phonological detail
ESOL Rw/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.1b Articulate the sounds of English to make meaning understood
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

27 pictures of different jobs and matching word cards – plus lots of teaching ideas for Entry 1 and 2 literacy and ESOL classes.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E1.1b Articulate the sounds of English to be comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker
ESOL Sc/E2.1b Articulate the sounds of English to make meaning understood
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E2.1a
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Covers many common phonemes (initial consonants, vowel and consonant digraphs) and blends. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Pre-entry
pE Ww/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a