Rw/L2.1

Read and understand technical vocabulary
(a) Understand that specialist fields of knowledge, skill and interest have an associated technical vocabulary
(b) Understand that the purpose of technical vocabulary is to express precision of meaning
(c) Understand that technical vocabulary is often coined by adapting or extending the meaning of existing words and word patterns, or building new words using known roots/prefixes/ suffixes - and that this can provide clues to the meaning of unknown words, e.g. computer menu, astronaut micro-surgery
(d) Understand when it is possible to make an informed guess at the meaning of technical vocabulary using knowledge and context, and when it is necessary to look up the meaning in a dictionary or glossary

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

A word map designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections. Use for spelling, 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

Originally created for a dyslexic student student who had learned to spell the word ‘laughter’. Use as an example for students to follow when making other word maps (but encourage them to make their own maps and make their own ‘connections’).

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