Rw/E2.1

Recognise high frequency words and words with common spelling patterns
(a) Read high-frequency words on sight
(b) Read personal key words on sight
(c) Know and use different techniques for learning to read words on sight, e.g. association, visual shape and pattern context

Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.

Level
M7
M8
E1
E2
E3
English
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Functional English reading
Form filling
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
Context
Employment skills & Public services

First 100 high frequency keywords typed out on excel in alphabetical order.

Editor’s note
A multitude of uses! Spelling or reading assessments / revision, making flash cards, etc.

Level
E2
E1
M8
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Dyslexia support

A fun starter or plenary activity for the Christmas season to revise spelling of cardinal numbers. The worksheet contains a version of the traditional Christmas lyrics with all the cardinal numbers replaced by gaps for students to complete, thus gaining practice in spelling the numbers 1 to 12, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 1 Sentence Unit. Students are then prompted to write the remaining numbers up to 20, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 2 Sentence Unit.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E2.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.2a

A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.2
Context
Sport
History

How ‘flash’ presentation of social sight vocabulary proved to be motivating. The technique is described and some thoughts about why it seems to have such positive effects on several different levels are offered, and feedback sought.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3

Written to accompany the school-based Letters & Sounds reading scheme (which can be adapted and used to teach adults). All the words are based on phase 2 of the scheme (available free – for details see attached teaching notes or visit http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/ and type Letters and Sounds in the search box).
Please also see Margaret Adam’s High Frequency Words (below) which focuses on the 100 most frequent words used in the same reading scheme.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

What or Want? was written for an ESOL student who confused these two words in his writing but suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

Level
E2
E3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1
General
Dyslexia support

Memory tips for ordering months of the year was written for a dyslexic student but is also very useful for Entry 2 measures, reading and spelling (and dyslexic students at any level).

Level
E2
English
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
General
Dyslexia support

An ideal end of year or summer activity for beginning readers (ESOL or Lit). 9 illustrated bingo boards plus checklist.

Level
E1
E2
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Rw/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.2a

Written for students who confuse these two words in their writing. Suitable for E2 or dyslexia support at any level. Also useful for introducing the omissive apostrophe. Includes info, examples and tips followed by practice exercises and self evaluation.

Level
E2
L1
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support