ESOL Ww/E1.2b Form digits

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(i) Form digits 1 to 9 with some accuracy, developing knowledge of where to start and the way in which the number is usually formed

Example of application and level:

  • Take down phone number and name spelt aloud by another person.


Sample activities:

  • Following a discussion of the formation of numbers, where to start each number, direction, which ones have ‘bodies’, ‘legs’, etc., learners trace and fill in dotted outline of numbers. They then ask each other their telephone numbers and write them down.
  • Learners listen to a list of numbers and type them in order. They then print them out and check them against original hard copy.
  • Learners write or copy with understanding their house and telephone number on a simple form.

Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001) (pp386-7)

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)

Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
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 Rw/M6.1 Match familiar objects to words, signs, symbols, images
pre-Entry Rw/M6.2 Recognise & read up to 5 personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M7.3 Recognise & select up to ten personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL Ww/E1.2b Form digits
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
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: