Rw/L2.2

Use reference materials to: find the meanings of unfamiliar words to research a subject or topic
(a) Understand that there are different sources of information for word meanings, how they are structured, and the conventions they use, e.g. paper and electronic dictionaries, glossaries, keys
(b) Understand that there are different types of dictionary, e.g. contemporary usage, slang, quotations, etymological, antonyms and synonyms
(c) Understand that it is possible to research a subject or topic from different sources, e.g. encyclopaedia, text books, internet, journals

Lots of ideas here for themed Word Level starters. Give your lessons a longitudinal structure and improve students’ dictionary, speaking, spelling and vocabulary skills in small steps across the academic year. Originally used in a series of 30 lessons in a mixed ability classes (E3-L2). With suggestions for further resources and shared texts, related words, revision, spelling tips, speaking activities and more.

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

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

A short Level 2 text about visiting an art gallery. The accompanying multiple choice exam style questions focuses on root words, prefixes, suffixes and synonyms. Great for revision.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L2.2
Ww/L2.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Level 2 reading practice: an interesting text about the history of the Easter egg with accompanying multiple choice exam style questions. Great for revision and as a focus for further discussion and activities.
Note: for additional comprehension questions on this text please also download Stella Jales’ ‘Easter skimming and scanning’ (see below).

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rw/L2.2

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