Rt/E1.1

Rt/E1.1 Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic
(a) know that text on page goes from left to right and form top to bottom and be able to track a simple text as they read it aloud for themselves
(b) know and use a range of text level strategies to get at meaning: their own background knowledge of content, the context of the text as a whole, presentational devices
(c) know that it is not always necessary to read every word in order to comprehend or get information from a text
(d) understand that texts can be sources of information and enjoyment
(e) know some basic meta-language that distinguish written text from spoken texts e.g. text, page, format, layout, print, image, caption, line, title, sentence, word, letter

[img_assist|nid=6104|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=71]A Powerpoint presentation designed to prompt discussion and accompanying reading comprehension to advise about avoiding scams.

Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping. Covers reading, writing and SL&C.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
Functional Skills English
Context
Independent living

The first page of this resource will help students to identify consonants and vowels, which then leads onto CVC word building and reading skills.

Pages 2 & 3 have two short texts that my students enjoyed very much. These help students practise reading and identifying the structure of CVC words. They will then be able to answer simple comprehension questions.

You may want to cut up the passages and set up a jigsaw reading activity. Can be used with lower level students.

Level
E1
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E1.1
Rw/E1.2
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Reading
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

Photos and pictures to match with accounts of real emergency situations. All in the present tense. All the accounts are true. Accounts can be cut in to strips and given to pairs of learners who can put them in to a sequence to tell a story. Leads to discussion on how we tell a story, and how we sequence sentences to make sense.
Lots of new, real life vocabulary to provoke discussion.
Some stories shorter and simpler than others to allow for differentiation in group.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
Context
Employment skills & Public services

This is a lower-level version of ‘My Busy Day’ Housework by Laurence Fletcher (see below) for a basic literacy for ESOL class. Also suitable for M8-E1 literacy.
Reading comprehension, simplified cloze and sentence exercises.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
Context
Independent living

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a

A short reading text for beginners followed by comprehension exercises. Useful for revising early family vocabulary.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Reading comprehension and practice in writing in sentences for E1/E2. It can also act as a springboard to get students to write about themselves.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1

Lovely workbook for E1 ESOL, Literacy or Functional English. Use a prompt for discussion about the importance of keeping in touch, letting people know where you are, and asking for help. With plenty of opportunities for students to write their own texts.

Level
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading
Maths
MSS2/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Context
Independent living
Health and safety

Two sets of reading comprehension questions and a writing task – all based on a simple everyday letter informing a friend of a change of address. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, E1-E2 Functional English or any literacy lesson that is focusing on informal letters.

Level
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading