Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.
How ‘flash’ presentation of social sight vocabulary proved to be motivating. The technique is described and some thoughts about why it seems to have such positive effects on several different levels are offered, and feedback sought.
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.
A wonderful 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources. These include matching games, fill-in diary sheets, cloze exercises / writing frames and more!
A related PPT has been writtn to accompany this lesson. See below.
A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Makes an ideal link to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2. Best printed in colour and laminated. 20 animal cards plus extensive teaching notes which include differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.
If you want to use our ‘adjective wheels’ to help students plan their written or spoken descriptions please download the related “Animal Descriptions” game below.
A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Linked to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. Best printed in colour and laminated. 10 animal cards plus adjective wheels for planning your written or spoken description. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.
6 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: pre-Entry (Milestone 1- Milestone 8 in one sheet), and one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.
Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.
For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).
Christmas party games and ideas for Entry Level 1 / Milestone 8 literacy What’s in the stocking? Hot and Cold game. Lesson plan and other party ideas. Complete with a 4 week lesson plan outline(preparing for the party, writing invitations, etc.) and a detailed plan for the party night!
Covers discussion, asking questions, listening for detail, and single step instructions.