Suffixes and SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review). Two more wonderful mind maps from Nikki Brown. One summarises spelling rules for adding suffixes and is accompanied by 3 pages of revision worksheets. The second one sums up the SQ3R reading strategy – which can be useful for dyslexia and general reading support.
Please also download the separate answer sheet for the suffix questions.
A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Linked to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. Best printed in colour and laminated. 10 animal cards plus adjective wheels for planning your written or spoken description. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.
A wonderful PowerPoint all about common and proper nouns, and when to use capital letters.
Imogen was inspired to create this from the ‘virtual shopping bag’ idea in Jo Williams’ ‘Shopping Bag Capital Letters’ and from Margaret Lagoyianni’s ‘We need to use Capital Letters’ (see below).
5 hand drawn storyboards – shopping, holidays, swimming, getting-up and a bank robbery! Pictures can be cut up, muddled and re-sequenced; simple sentences written out to match with pictures; sentences written in the present to be changed to past tense (ESOL); write sentences then join with conjunctions e.g. then, next; or simply as prompts for conversation and discussion.
Read a web page (included in the resource) about the Hilton and answer 7 multiple choice (level 1 exam-style) questions covering comprehension, spelling and grammar. With teaching ideas and answer sheet.
Designed as an end of year activity for an Entry 3 – Level 1 literacy class at Abingdon and Witney College. Use as individual worksheets, a group class exercise, paired work, homework or a quiz. Most questions are based on ‘Words of the Week’: these are words that had been focused upon in various classes throughout the year (see below).