ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience

Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience

  • respond to print as a source of meaning
  • be aware that words on the page represent words that can be spoken
  • read texts for information and enjoyment
  • track texts in the right order, left to right, top to bottom (this also applies to readers of other scripts that don't go from left to right)
  • use a range of text-level strategies, learners' own knowledge of the content and context of the text, as a whole, to get meaning from text
  • use graphics accompanying texts to help identify meaning
  • where relevant, use some basic terms that distinguish spoken from written text, such as page, line, sentence, word, letter, letter, sign, form

Examples:
Read their own composition, which someone else has written down, e.g.: My name is Amina. I come from Somalia.
Read a very simple narrative, with repeated language patterns, on a familiar topic or experience, e.g.: My mother works in a restaurant. My father works in a shop.
Use photos in advertisements and illustrations in an illustrated dictionary to help identify meaning. Platform 3 (in a railway station)

This is a lower-level version of ‘My Busy Day’ Housework by Laurence Fletcher (see below) for a basic literacy for ESOL class. Also suitable for M8-E1 literacy.
Reading comprehension, simplified cloze and sentence exercises.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
Context
Independent living

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

Level
E1
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience

A short reading text for beginners followed by comprehension exercises. Useful for revising early family vocabulary.

Level
E1
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Level
E1
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Lovely workbook for E1 ESOL, Literacy or Functional English. Use a prompt for discussion about the importance of keeping in touch, letting people know where you are, and asking for help. With plenty of opportunities for students to write their own texts.

Level
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E1.1
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
Functional English reading
Maths
MSS2/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Context
Independent living
Health and safety

Three one-page tasks covering: write a simple sentence, recognise signs/symbols and follow a simple narrative. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment and Entry 1 literacy.

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

A challenging and funny E1-E2 text (with 12 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Level
E1
E2
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events

An amusing news report about tricking hardened criminals. E1-E2 text (with 10 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Level
E1
E2
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events

An interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area.

Level
E1
E2
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Problems in the home PPT provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the pictures, discuss what the people do (electricians, gas engineers, plumbers, etc.) and the problems they fix. Then type the correct spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Finish with some skimming and scanning practice using related information from the Yellow Pages.

Level
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sd/E1.1b Take part in more formal interaction
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Independent living