Ws/E2.1

Construct simple and compound sentences, using common conjunctions to connect two clauses, e.g. as, and, but
(a) Understand that simple sentences can be combined to make compound sentences by using conjunctions
(b) Understand that, if a compound sentence has too many bits added on, the reader will not be able to follow the sense
(c) Know some common conjunctions, e.g. and, but, or, as

A wonderfully detailed plan for 3 × 2 hours sessions for computer beginners. It is also mapped to the literacy curriculum – making it ideal for embedded learning and Entry Functional ICT. Includes scheme of work, session plans, feedback/evaluation forms and 7 resource sheets.
ICT covers creating, opening, printing a document; formatting, printing, copying, proof reading. Mapped to Entry 2 and 3 speaking & listening, and writing (including several exercises on conjunctions and compound sentences).

Level
E2
E3
English
SLlr/E3.4
Ws/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.4
ICT
Functional ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Business & Money management

A super, card based matching activity where clauses must be joined by the correct conjunction.

Level
E2
English
Ws/E2.1

Coronation Street resources – 8 super pages of Entry 2 resources based on this popular soap. Cloze exercise, matching game, alphabetical order, form filling, punctuation and more.
Adapted from Sally Shipton’s Emmerdale resource (see below).

Level
E1
E2
English
Form filling
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Sentence structure and grammar is a great way to introduce the idea of properly constructed sentences. Covers punctuation, connectives, tense, subjects & verbs, tense and subject-verb agreement.

The author, Gill, suggests using this PPT alongside the grammar activities on BBC Skillswise. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E3.2

Describing people – a writing framework is a great scaffolded writing resource that makes descriptive less daunting and a lot of fun! Ideal for use after introducing adjectives.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E3.1
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E3.1

11 super pages of Entry 2 resources based on this popular soap. Cloze exercises, sentence matching, alphabetical order, form filling, comprehension, punctuation and more.

Level
E2
English
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E2.1
Rw/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Form filling
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Two pancake texts to read, questions to answer, recipes to re-size (simple ratios) and instructions to match and order. Wonderful topical work for Entry 2 to Level 1.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

This conjunctions exercise also makes a good starting point for discussion on how different conjunctions alter the meaning of a sentence.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1

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