Rw/E2.3

Use a simplified dictionary to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
(a) Understand the function of dictionaries
(b) Understand that dictionaries are organised alphabetically
(c) Use alphabetical order to find information from electronic media

I thought people would be interested in this resource. I have used it a lot, particularly with Entry students, to get them used to using a dictionary and to practise the different types of words. It also helps them practise alphabetical order.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Rw/E3.3
Rw/E2.3
Functional English reading

Fun and fast paced team game for any group from E2 to L2. The focus is on looking up words quickly and accurately. Full instructions included. Easily differentiated for different groups.
Makes a great warm up exercise.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.1
Rw/E3.3
Rw/E2.3

A literacy resource for learners to find words containing long A sounds made by different digraphs. This resource was written as a pairs activity although it can equally be an individual one. There are four pieces of texts each using words containing predominantly one particular digraph – ai, ey, ay, or eigh. Learners can then search for other long A sounds formed from different clusters within the same text. Peer marking and plenary extend the learning.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.3
Rw/E3.3

A straightforward but useful worksheet where learners must look up and record word defintions.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E2.3
Rw/E3.3

A straightforward but very useful sheet covering ordering by first and second letters, and dictionary work.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.3
Rw/E3.3

A fabulous, topical set of Entry level resources based on the popular 2009 TV series. Covers reading comprehension, sentence structure, punctuation, planning writing (includes several writing frames), paragraphs, form filling and much more.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Form filling
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E2.4
Wt/E3.2
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A huge 15 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), imperatives, spelling rules, words with more than one meaning, spelling strategies and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for contextualisation and using as a multisensory resource.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Ws/E3.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.3
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Ww/E2.2