Rw/L1.1

Use reference material to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
(a) Know there are different sources of information for word meanings, e.g. dictionary, glossary, key
(b) Understand the structure of standard dictionary entries, the abbreviations used, and the sort of information provided about each word
(c) Understand the purpose of glossaries and where they are likely to be found

A short exercise for Construction students to read the official definition for several terms and then write their understanding of the definition in their own words.

Level
Level 1
English
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L1.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level 1 / Level 2 resource for literacy students exploring Chinese customs. This has proved to be a popular resource with my students. Includes: reading, dictionary work, comprehension and grammatical knowledge with a fun part where learners find their Chinese horoscope animal.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L1.1
Rt/L2.7
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L1.4
Rs/L2.1
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

[img_assist|nid=5121|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100]This resource explores the differences between synonyms, antonyms and acronyms.
It includes an introductory PPT, a sorting activity with synonym cards, a Smart Notebook activity for interactive whiteboards, an antonym work sheet, and a synonym writing exercise.

I have found this a great resource for encouraging learners to explore a greater range of vocabulary, use dictionary and thesuarus skills, improve spelling and encourage descriptive and creative writing.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.1

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 vocabulary building activity, involving dictionary use. Played in teams and based on the TV programme ‘Call My Bluff’. Teams compete to identify the true definition of a word when given a choice of three definitions, with one being true and two being false.

A great way to get learners to work together. I usually play this with level 1 and level 2 learners, either at the end of a session as an on going activity or as part of a session.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
SLd/L2.1
SLd/L1.1
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

5 page information- and work-book written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project. (Covers alphabetical order and word meanings).

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L1.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Based on a news article about the traditional Trade Union rally in London on May 1st. Comprehension questions (inc. dictionary work) followed by a related 3-step (plan, draft, final copy) writing task.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
Rw/L1.1
AL Writing: composition
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Myths and legends is a set of three worksheets designed to encourage students to explore the language used in three English legends (Matilda’s Bracelet, The Abandoned Children of Wailing Wood, The Ghost Hound of Lyme Regis). Stories can all be listened to on the wonderful http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ site (printable versions are also available). Questions also cover general comprehension and dictionary work.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Fiction
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
Rt/L2.1
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L1.1

5 page workpack covers punctuation and vocabulary. Written for history students that are also covering basic literacy but useful for any students with an interest in ancient Britain.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L2.2
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
AL Ws/L2.4 Use apostrophes & inverted commas
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

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
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
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
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words