AL Ww/E1.2

Ww/E1.2 Write the letters of the alphabet using upper and lower case (a) understand that letters can be written in upper and lower case (b) understand that cursive writing can improve motor skills and engender automaticity (c) understand that choice of case will vary with context and purpose (d) understand that proper nouns require capitals

An introduction lesson for ESOL/Pre Entry to help build learner confidence and introduce them to college rules/expectations.

Editor's note

Two complete and very welcoming lessons. Also covers asking and responding to questions about personal information, recognising letters of the alphabet, and classroom equipment.  Lovely :)

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL SLlr/E1.4
AL SLc/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Ww/E1.2
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.1 Listen and respond to familiar people in simple/personal contexts
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.2 Listen to & answer simple questions about personal details/experiences/events & narratives
pre-Entry SLc/M8.1 Use key words, signs, symbols when communicating about own experiences, and to recount a narrative
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.4a Listen and respond to requests for personal information
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Sc/E1.3a  Ask for personal details
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Ww/E1.2a

A simplified reading about cyclones with reference to the two cyclones in Australia in February 2015 followed by some exercises. The exercises are at different levels to meet the very different abilities of students in my class.

Editor’s note
Lovely selection of reading materials and exercises – includes fill-in tables, questions, word searches (two levels), and a blank map to add cyclone paths. E1-E3.

Update (28/2/15)
Small error in wind speed chart now corrected.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
M8
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Functional English reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Set of four graduated activities for preEntry up to Entry Level 2 ideal for mixed ability literacy and ESOL groups. Colour word cards provided.
Match identical pictures (Milestones 6-7)
Match or write colour words to pictures (Milestone 8 – Entry 1)
Simple cloze activity (E1-E2)

Level
M6
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M6.1 Match familiar objects to words, signs, symbols, images
pre-Entry Rw/M6.2 Recognise & read up to 5 personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M7.3 Recognise & select up to ten personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rs/E2.1c Use sentence context to decode unknown words
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:

Beautifully clear and very handy handwriting / alphabet reference sheet. Plus a lined page for practice.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a

A 26 page booklet that thoroughly covers reading and writing numbers as words. The repetition and variety of practice methods (handwriting; matching; look, say, cover, write, check; word searches, etc.) provide ideal practice for preEntry and higher level dyslexic learners in both literacy and numeracy classes.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Maths
AN N1/E1.2 Read & write numbers up to 10 inc. zero
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
General
Dyslexia support

Handwriting practice sheets for class and homework, plus a handy sheet of blank (double lined) handwriting paper.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Ww/E2.3
AL Ww/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E2.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.2a

Letter Sounds v2 covers the sounds of all letters (except x) in initial positions. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound
pre-Entry Rw/M7.1 Recognise most letters of the alphabet on any given occasion.
pre-Entry Ww/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in some letters, syllables. words, rhymes, songs
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a Use basic sound-letter correspondence to sound out words

Entry Alphabet Activities. A super, graded set of activities for E1-E3. Start by matching letters, then move on to fill in worksheets and order towns alphabetically.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
AL Rw/E1.3

Wonderful handout and series of differentiated worksheets for E1-L1. With topical news items, and work related activities.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
Ws/L1.3
Ws/E3.4
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E1.3
Ws/E1.2

Phonics worksheets. Fill in missing initial consonant digraphs to complete the word next to each picture. 5 words and pictures per page, with answer sheet.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Ww/E1.3