M8

Milestone level 8

A flexible set of exercises based on common classroom items such as pens, pencils. folders, hole punch, etc. Can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Includes worksheets and flash / matching cards. Detailed preEntry mapping information. First used at the start of the academic year with a new preEntry class.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M8.2
Ww/M8.2
Wt/M8.4
Ww/M8.1
Context
Independent living
Education

A flexible and appealing set of exercises that can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Two worksheets for reading and spelling common items of food and drink, plus word cards. preEntry mapping information. First used as a preEntry revision exercise.

Level
E1
M8
English
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M8.2
Ww/M8.2
Wt/M8.4
Ww/M8.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Straightforward but very practical worksheet where ESOL learners select a garment and answer questions about its washing care symbols. The written questions require at least E1 reading skills but other parts of the worksheet focus on symbol recognition and are thus suitable for pre-Entry emerging readers / writers.
Note: for more on laundry symbols see “Buying Clothes” PPT below.

Level
E1
M8
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rtc/M8.3
Context
Independent living

Lovely set of preEntry worksheets. Covers letter and word recognition, handwriting, shapes, counting and lots of discussion! Topics includes pizza slices, pizza toppings, and sharing a pizza. With detailed teaching notes and preEntry mapping.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M8.1
Ww/M8.1
Rtc/M8.3
N1/M8.6
N1/M8.5
N1/M8.3
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

The worksheets can be used as seems appropriate for your learners. My method was for learners to identify the seasons and write the names beneath the pictures – I had put them on the board in a random order for learners to be able to use first and second letter recognition to match the words and pictures.

The days of the week sheet was used as a recapping tool – learners insert the first letter, then fold at the dotted line and write them out again. This was followed by a Q and A session on ‘what do you do on…’ to get learners talkiing about activities.

Level
E1
M8
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M8.2
Ww/M8.2
Wt/M8.4
Ww/M8.1
Rtc/M8.3
Ws/M8.1
Rs/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Writing
ESOL Reading

How ‘flash’ presentation of social sight vocabulary proved to be motivating. The technique is described and some thoughts about why it seems to have such positive effects on several different levels are offered, and feedback sought.

Level
E2
E1
M8
English
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3

A 7 page work / activity book originally written for Milestone 7-8, E1 ESOL students but also suitable for literacy students. Covers reading (or listening to) a simple narrative, comprehension, spelling/handwriting and reading key words (match words to pictures and pictures to phrases).

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
General literacy / English
Pre-entry
General pre-Entry

Housework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB). A big thank you must go to Janet Fletcher who co-authored this video!

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
AL Rw/E1.1
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Independent living

Big letters reading game is a board game that provides practice reading individual letter sounds and common phonemes such as ch, sh, & th. Best laminated – you will need a die and counters.

Level
E1
M8
English
AL Rw/E1.3
Rw/E1.2
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a

A set of question words that can be used in E1 ESOL classes at the start of the year. Also ideal for Literacy students (asking questions and sentence structure). To be cut up and reconstructed by learners as the teacher calls out various questions.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
SLc/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.3a