Rw/E2.2

Use context cues and own knowledge and experience to predict unknown words
(a) Understand that the meaning of individual words can often be deduced from surrounding context, using own life knowledge and experience as a guide
(b) Understand that knowledge of sound and letter correspondence can be applied alongside these contextual clues to help decode words, e.g. use of initial phonemes and letters
(c) Understand that the same sound (phoneme) can be spelt in more than one way, and that the same spelling (grapheme) can represent more than one sound
(d) Reinforce and extend knowledge of sound-letter patterns in simple words with common spelling patterns
(e) Understand that some words can be split into specific parts, and recognise the parts, including compound words, prefixes, suffixes, inflectional endings, plurals, e.g. playground, replay, playful, playing, played, plays
(f) Understand how each beat in a word is a syllable and breaking some words into syllables can help to decode them, e.g.family

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started). Well-known poems and nursery rhymes also proved particularly popular as many knew them already by heart from childhood and some were doing them now with their children.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E1.2
Functional English reading
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

This is a resource for teaching compound words to mixed ability groups. There are five different word match activities and two help sheets.

I use the first two activities, sports and food, with E1-2 learners. Depending on their ability you can either give the learners both topics at once or give them one at a time to make the activity easier. For very low level students I’d give the learners one topic at a time and a help sheet.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E3.5a
Context
Sport
Catering Food Nutrition

Root word family cards are two sets of flash cards that can be used to visualise the concept of root words to entry level and L1 students.

The entry level cards contain a number of root words and their word families, with a picture representation of each word. The level one sheet contains a higher level of vocabulary and the pictures have been removed.

Lesson Ideas

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Ww/L1.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.1
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1a
ESOL Ww/E3.1a
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
ESOL Rw/L1.3a
ESOL Rw/L1.1a
ESOL Rw/E3.5a
ESOL Rw/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a

This is a card game that tests students understanding and knowledge of root words. The game can be played as a whole class or in small groups but works best if the tutor sits in on the game in order to support the students and question their answers.

There are 12 cards in the pack which includes a variety of questions including true or false and spot the root word.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.5a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a

A flexible set of exercises based on common classroom items such as pens, pencils. folders, hole punch, etc. Can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Includes worksheets and flash / matching cards. Detailed preEntry mapping information. First used at the start of the academic year with a new preEntry class.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ww/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Independent living
Education

A lovely Entry 1 story with comprehension questions, cloze exercise, word search, phonics work and more. Written in order to adapt the school-based Letters & Sounds reading scheme (available free – for details see attached teaching notes) for adults. The story and tasks cover the following phonemes: ng / sh/ ch/ th/ ow/ ear/ ee/ igh/ ur/ or/ ea/ oo/ ar/ er/ air/ ai/ oi/ ll.

Level
E1
E2
English
Fiction
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2

A wonderful set of reading materials for Entry 1-2. Short illustrated text about May Day traditions followed by 2 pages of comprehension exercises. Plus May Day poster, letter and calendar for further reading and purpose of text work.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.4
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2

A highly visual phonics PPT focusing on the ‘long e’ phoneme associated with the grapheme /ee/. Great for beginning E1-E2 readers in ESOL and Literacy classes.

Level
E2
English
Rw/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E2.3a

A clear and straightforward introduction to this topic for Entry level learners.

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

Mary and Sam / tch words – read the story (a great twist at the end!), highlight and practise writing the -tch words (also introduces -ed and -ing suffixes) and then complete a crossword.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E1.3
Ww/E2.2