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
E3
E2
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
E3
L1
English
Ww/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E2.1
Context
History

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

Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
History

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
E3
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
E2
E3
English
Rs/E2.2
Rt/E3.1
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.3
Rw/E3.3

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

Level
E2
E3
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
E3
L1
English
Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rw/E3.4
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Rw/E3.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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

Level
E2
E3
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
E3
English
Rw/E3.3
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
News, Politics & Government items