Rw/E3.3

Use a dictionary to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
(a) Understand alphabetical order
(b) Understand the importance of the alphabetical order of letters within a word

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

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Halloween theme.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Wt/E3.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rt/L1.3
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Functional English reading
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E2.1
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

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

Useful worksheet for higher Entry 3 learners. A cloze exercise where all the missing words end in the suffix -sion. It also improves vocabulary and encourages the use of a dictionary to check the meaning of unknown words.

As an extra challenge – or for Level 1 learners – fold the word list (at the bottom of the sheet) over so the learner has no clues.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3

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 substantial 3 page text about capital city’s landmarks and tourist attractions. Ideal for students living in or visiting London. Followed by 6 pages of activities including questions, true/false, wordsearch, dictionary and alphabetical order work.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rw/E3.4
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Rw/E3.3
AL Writing: composition
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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 topical Entry 3 BBC news text (which has an accompanying video) with comprehension questions and dictionary work.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E3.3
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Autumn Festivals – Entry 3 comprehension questions (also includes alphabetical ordering and dictionary work) based on a short text about autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths. The short text is from the Autumn Apple Cake resource (see below) which you will also have to download.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3