Rw/E3.1

Recognise and understand relevant specialist key words
(a) Understand that some words are more important than others in particular contexts
(b) Know what key specialist words are relevant, e.g. at work, specific to a job, or related to health
(c) Understand that knowledge of word origins, shared roots, and word structure (e.g. prefixes, suffixes) can help with reading some key specialist words

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

Beautiful set of resources for embedding spelling and vocabulary. Written for NVQ social care students but could also be useful in other vocational areas such as sport. A range of spelling and vocabulary activities on the topic of organs of the body.
Word and picture matching cards
Student reference sheet
Function matching cards
Look Say Cover Write Check spelling sheets (one for E2-E3, one for L1-2)
Fill in sheets

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rw/E3.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

These make excellent fill-ins or introductions to key vocabulary. 1 wordsearch, 1 crossword.

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

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

Lots of ideas here for themed Word Level starters. Give your lessons a longitudinal structure and improve students’ dictionary, speaking, spelling and vocabulary skills in small steps across the academic year. Originally used in a series of 30 lessons in a mixed ability classes (E3-L2). With suggestions for further resources and shared texts, related words, revision, spelling tips, speaking activities and more.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E3.2
Rw/E3.1
Rw/E3.3
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L2.2
SLc/E3.1
SLc/E3.3
SLc/L1.1
SLc/L1.3
SLc/L1.4
SLc/L2.1
SLc/L2.3
SLc/L2.4
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

Your students will never look at these words – swim, wonderful, capital, answer, question, postcard and stamp – in the same way again! Used as starter or plenary activity in an Entry 3- Level 2 literacy class.

Each screen has a type-in box and animations and is ideal for use with a data projector and a cordless keyboard. Each screen focuses on different aspects of the ‘word of the week’ – it could be word classes, suffixes, origins, spelling tips, etc.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E3.1
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.1
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rw/E3.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E3.4