Rw/E3.5

Use a variety of reading strategies to help decode an increasing range of unfamiliar words
(a) Understand that effective readers draw on several sources of knowledge to help them make sense of unfamiliar words (besides looking at the individual words themselves): clues from context, experience, text and sentence structure
(b) Apply knowledge of sound and letter patterns, and of the structure of words, to help decode them: including compounds, root words, grammatical endings, prefixes, suffixes, syllable divisions

Homographs has a clear handout about ‘bat’ and a practice sheet on ‘bow’ and ‘scales’.

Level
E2
E3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E3.1
Rw/E3.5

A wonderful, illustrated story written by Tracy Richardson, when she was a Level 1 Literacy learner at Henley College, Coventry.

Submitted by her tutor, Robert Holt, who suggests using this story with Entry 2-3 learners for reading comprehension / reading in detail, recognising high frequency words, adjectives, phonics & decoding (especially consonant clusters).

Level
E2
E3
English
Fiction
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E3.8
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E2.1
Ws/E2.2

Lots of ideas for using our Word Root and Letter String Maps (see below) in creative and multi-sensory ways!

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

A crossword to accompany Vicky Maltby’s ‘A Gift for Charlie’s Mum’ (which focuses on consonant digraphs th ch and sh). Provides reading and spelling practice.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E3.2

Word root ‘port’ (to carry) word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration! Designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections. Use for spelling, parts of speech, affixes, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

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

Letter string ‘eigh’ – word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration! Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

A word map designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections (and for teacher reference / inspiration!). Use for spelling, affixes, parts of speech, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

4 worksheets (2 for E2-E3, 2 for E3-L1) that also help with reading, decoding, spelling and vocabulary. Ideal for class or homework.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E2.2
Rs/E2.3
Rs/E3.2
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Ws/E2.2

Yesterday’s World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/. Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.

Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rt/E3.1
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E2.2d
ESOL Rw/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.1b
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Compound word pairs is a single page from our ‘Compound Word Activities’ (13 pages – see below) resource that has been improved with clearer graphics clues.

Level
E3
English
Rw/E3.5
Ww/E3.1