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

An absolutely amazing PowerPoint (created as part of a PGCE assignment). Interactive activities, links and written exercises (these could also be printed as worksheets) plus lots of points for group discussion. Also great for teacher reference / training.

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

Designed as an end of year activity for an Entry 3 – Level 1 literacy class at Abingdon and Witney College. Use as individual worksheets, a group class exercise, paired work, homework or a quiz. Most questions are based on ‘Words of the Week’: these are words that had been focused upon in various classes throughout the year (see below).

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.3
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/L1.1

Find out about graphic organisers by completing the cloze. Then follow the instructions to create your own graphic organiser and plan a five paragraph magazine article in 5 minutes! All you need is your hand and a blank sheet of paper!

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L2.3

A shared text for group work. Two houses for sale and a garage (all based on real Estate Agents’ ads – the garage description is rather amusing!). Plus a detailed description of a holiday cottage. Use for: studying fact – opinion, adjectives, descriptive – persuasive language, preparation for group or individual writing projects. Originally used as preparation for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002. Best printed and enlarged to A3 – give each student a copy and encourage annotation, underlining, highlighting etc.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2

Chomwell Green is a picture prompt for shared group writing at any level. Originally used as an overhead transpareny for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002 but could also be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. With teaching ideas and sample texts showing the use of positive and negative adjectives. One of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Ws/E2.2
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1

An extensive 13 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), spelling rules, writing sentences, vocabulary, adding and removing suffixes and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for using as a multisensory resource.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Ww/E3.2
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1