Rw/E3.4

Use first and second place letters to find and sequence words in alphabetical order
(a) Understand alphabetical order
(b) Understand the importance of the alphabetical order of letters within a word

This resource is useful for lessons relating to sports and diversity. It includes reading comprehension, alphabetical ordering, reading simple instructions, using a map/key, and a short writing task.

Editor’s note
Written for E1-E2 ESOL students but also suitable for E1-2 Functional English.

Level
E1
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.5a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
Context
Sport

The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.4a
Context
Employment skills & Public services

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Halloween theme.

Level
E3
L1
English
Ww/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E2.1
Context
History

Straightforward but useful resource where a list of clients’ names must be listed alphabetically.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Functional English reading
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
History

Useful worksheet for higher Entry 3 learners. A cloze exercise where all the missing words end in the suffix -sion. It also improves vocabulary and encourages the use of a dictionary to check the meaning of unknown words.

As an extra challenge – or for Level 1 learners – fold the word list (at the bottom of the sheet) over so the learner has no clues.

Level
E3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.7
Rw/E3.4
AL Rw/E1.1
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.3
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A resource to improve the correct use and spelling of technical vocabulary. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (15 words), alphabetical ordering, and spelling ideas. For individual or group challenges.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Covers ordering by first and second place letters. Ideal for catering students or anyone with an interest in food. Great for displaying on an interactive whiteboard.
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
English
Rw/E3.4
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A handy set of six colour-coded groups of words to be sorted by first letters – or combine groups and sort by first and second letters.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4