Supercars (including the President’s Cadillac, and an Aston Martin with an ejector seat) consists of two detailed, differentiated E1-E2 2.5 hr lesson plans complete with resources.
Includes reading and writing sentences (matching cars to scenarios), alphabet, spelling/phonics, discussion and much more.
Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.
For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).
Study Skills and General Teaching
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
A lovely set of reading, writing and listening activities for Entry 1. Based on describing 4 people – particularly the colours of their clothes. Includes gap fills, labelling, word banks, spelling and more.
Linked to DfES SfL learner materials & audio CDs E1 (page 10) Lit Unit 1 Lost & Found Also see below for our 43 pages book of related word games (Colours, clothes and fruit) and our 3 on-screen ‘decribing people’ activities – all are based on the same series of pictures.
A great speaking and listening tool which involves discussing and sorting out myths and facts. The great thing about this concept (originally used in Junior science lessons) is the way it can be easily adapted for any topic and any group.