Ws/E1.1

Ws/E1.1 construct a simple sentence
(a) understand that writing is not simply speech written down but has its own structures and conventions
(b) understand the concept of a sentence as the basic building block of continuous written text

This handout describes the basic sentence types as used in the English language. It can be used to introduce or reinforce the concepts.

Editor’s note
This also makes a useful handout / reminder for vocational teachers who are embedding Functional English.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/L2.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.1a
ESOL Ws/L1.1a
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Ws/E2.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

An amazing series of 16 worksheets that focus on the 100 most frequent words as used in the school-based Letters & Sounds reading scheme (available free – for details see teaching notes within the resource or visit http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/ and type Letters and Sounds in the search box).

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Ww/E1.1

A set of reading comprehension questions based on the short story by Tracy Richardson (see below). Also ideal for work on reading and writing simple sentences and general decoding / prediction work.

Level
E1
E2
English
Fiction
Rs/E1.1
Rs/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Ws/E1.1
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1

A fabulous, topical set of Entry level resources based on the popular 2009 TV series. Covers reading comprehension, sentence structure, punctuation, planning writing (includes several writing frames), paragraphs, form filling and much more.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Form filling
Rs/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E2.4
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A great 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources including ordering and matching worksheets and cards, simple spelling sheet, healthy eating chart (please download the accompanying Excel file – see below). The main topic is making an omelette and the lesson includes sequencing, letters, word recognition and building, and simple sentences. You will also need food leaflets from supermarkets, plastic or wooden letters and a tape recorder.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rs/M8.1
pE Rw/M7.1
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ws/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living

A wonderful set of reading materials for Entry 1-2. Short illustrated text about May Day traditions followed by 2 pages of comprehension exercises. Plus May Day poster, letter and calendar for further reading and purpose of text work.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.4
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2

A very useful set of 15 graduated tasks that involve reading sentences, learning key words / spellings and writing sentences.

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Not what it seems! A great game that can be played any time of year to help students construct, punctuate and spell simple sentences.

Level
E1
E2
English
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E1.3
Ws/E2.4
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E2.1

Another amazing PowerPoint from Jennifer Baines.

Something here for all levels: information, examples and onscreen activities cover a host of topics inc: simple, compound and complex sentences; punctuation; question words; coordinating and subordinating conjunctions; formal letter writing; topic and concluding sentences; a handy ‘Is it a sentence?’ checklist, structuring an argument, linking paragraphs.

Also great for teacher reference.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/L2.1
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6

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.

Level
M7
M8
E1
E2
English
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Pre-entry
pE SLlr/M8.2
pE SLlr/M8.4
pE SLc/M7.1
pE SLc/M7.2
pE SLc/M8.1
pE Rti/M7.1
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E2.1a
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Wt/E2.1a