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

Your students will never look at these words – swim, wonderful, capital, answer, question, postcard and stamp – in the same way again! Used as starter or plenary activity in an Entry 3- Level 2 literacy class.

Each screen has a type-in box and animations and is ideal for use with a data projector and a cordless keyboard. Each screen focuses on different aspects of the ‘word of the week’ – it could be word classes, suffixes, origins, spelling tips, etc.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E3.1
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.1
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rw/E3.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E3.4

Two resources based on ‘Little Britain’: aimed at teenage students but can be adapted for other groups. The introductory PPT cleverly introduces the idea of formality/informality by looking at dress codes, ‘chavs’ and Vicky Pollard from Little Britain! Then moves on to give good examples of formal/informal language and slang.
The accompanying PDF file includes: matching slang to more formal language, writing definitions of slang that you use, listening activities using the Little Britain Audio CD.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L1.2
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A self-contained 6 page work book for L1-2. Look up synonyms in a thesaurus and complete the diagrams, then use your information to rewrite paragraphs, etc.

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

Wonderful team game for E3-L2 that provides good practice in spelling, group discussion and using dictionaries.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L2.2
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
SLd/E3.1
SLd/L1.1
SLd/L2.1