ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Develop strategies to aid spelling
(i) Know and apply some strategies for remembering words learners want to spell, e.g. use a simple mnemonic, highlight common letter combinations in colour
(ii) Understand the value of using visual memory to learn English spellings
(iii) Sound letters out and segment a word into syllables as a spelling strategy.

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

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Buildings provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the picture, then type the spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click.
Examples include castle, palace, windmill, Big Ben, bungalow and more.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 7 – Homes) but can be used alone. Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

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

Clothes provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice (giving descriptions). With examples of the use of ‘A pair of…’ (shoes, shorts, trousers, etc.)
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Provides group spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Originally used with a cordless keyboard and mouse to practice spelling homework (12 key words). Can easily be adapted to include your own group’s key spellings / vocabulary. Please read the notes area on slide 1 for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Provides group spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Also useful for recapping count / non-count nouns (e.g. asparagus), indefinite article (e.g. an apricot) and special plurals (tomatoes, radishes). Originally used with a cordless keyboard and mouse to practice spelling homework. Can easily be adapted to include your own group’s key spellings / vocabulary.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A writing frame written to accompany the writing extension task on slide 14 of the Food and Food Container PPT (see below) but could also be used for other short spelling checks.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Food and Food Containers provides vocabulary practice with a series of paired examples of ‘container phrases’ e.g. a coffee cup – a cup of coffee; an egg box – a box of eggs, a wine glass – a glass of wine, etc.
Type in boxes are ideal for group spelling practice with a cordless keyboard.
The final slide is an extension writing activity to be used with a separate Word shopping list template (see below) and/or ESOL DfES Skill for Life Materials (E1, Unit 3 – Shopping 1).

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Travel and Transport provides group spelling and vocabulary practice. 15 individual forms of transport – look at the picture, then type the spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. There is then a page of more unusual forms of travel followed by a final group writing activity.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism