ESOL Rw/L1.1a

Use reference material to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
(i) Know there are different sources of information for finding the meaning of words, e.g. dictionaries, glossaries
(ii) Understand the structure of standard dictionary entries, the abbreviations used and the sort of information provided about each word (including its pronunciation), and make use of the structure to help to find information
(iii) Know that words are usually listed under 'stem' words
(iv) Predict from suffixes whether a word is likely to be a noun or adjective, e.g. if ending in ‘ness' or ‘ous', and notice links with related words (useful - usefulness; adventure - adventurous)
(v) Know that dictionaries use the phonemic alphabet to advise readers on the pronunciation of unfamiliar words

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
E2
E3
L1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Ww/L1.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.1
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1a
ESOL Ww/E3.1a
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
ESOL Rw/L1.3a
ESOL Rw/L1.1a
ESOL Rw/E3.5a
ESOL Rw/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a