Rs/L1.1

Use implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge (e.g. of different sentence forms, types of word, verb tense, word order), along with own knowledge and experience, to predict meaning, try out plausible meanings, and to read and check for sense
(a) Understand that knowledge of sentence patterns and word order can help to predict unknown words and get meaning from text
(b) Understand that some sentence structures and types of word will occur more often in some types of text than others
(c) Understand that grammatical and semantic clues can be used alongside whole-text and word-level clues, to make sense of individual words and complete sentences
(d) Understand the terms tense, negative, adverb, pronoun, phrase

Two cloze exercises (one for E3, one for L1) followed by an introduction to suffixes.

Level
E3
L1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rw/L1.3
Context
Sport

Two beautiful word clouds to help with recognising verbs, nouns and prepositions. With instructions, answers and extension ideas.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.1
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1

Short quiz provides useful on-screen practice in recognising adverbs (and reading instructions). You can also print a separate copy of the recipe for reading practice, a paper based activity (or to cook it!).

To run the quiz unzip the files (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on l1adverbhotpot. Do not try to run directly from the zip folder or you will not see all the graphics and links.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/

Level
L1
English
Rs/L1.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Cloze exercise. A great way of improving reading and grammar skills alongside vocational knowledge.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Two cloze exercises. A great way of improving reading and grammar skills alongside vocational knowledge.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Quick diagnostic test to assess students’ knowledge of ‘parts of speech’. Very useful and also makes a good launching point for work on sentence structure.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E2.4

Single page handout gives straightforward explanation and examples followed by practice.

Level
L1
English
Rs/L1.1

What are conjunctions? Information, examples of using conjunctions to join two sentences, plus related worksheet.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1

This conjunctions exercise also makes a good starting point for discussion on how different conjunctions alter the meaning of a sentence.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1

A fabulous multi-sensory punctuation game. 8 large cards to laminate plus teaching ideas. Great for mixed ability classes.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E2.4
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L2.2
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E1.3
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4