Ws/E3.1

Write in complete sentences
(a) Understand that sentences can be developed by expanding information around the subject, object, complement and verb
(b) Understand that longer sentences may need conjunctions and connectives such as and, but, because to link different parts together

Set of two resources written for ‘Literacy through Drama’ students and ideal for young social networking fans. A character must be selected and then imaginary Facebook / MySpace profiles written. Ideal for encouraging descriptive writing, use of adjectives, etc. 8 pages of writing frames plus a great PPT to introduce the topic (uses Bart Simpson as the character).

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

What are conjunctions? Information, examples of using conjunctions to join two sentences, plus related worksheet.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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
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
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1

A great series of reading, writing and listening resources that includes: difference between fiction and non fiction, sorting out facts and opinions (with 3 related activities), researching the web to extract facts (with fill in sheets) and turn these into statements to be used in guessing game.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/L1.2
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.4

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

Use subordinating conjunctions to extend simple sentences, with extension activity.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/L2.1