ESOL Resources

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I created this activity for my ESOL students but it would also work well for Functional English.
The idea is taken from Laura Jeffrey Kiiza’s text types mind map drag and drop activity (L1) – see link below under See also.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
Rt/L2.4
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/L2.4a Understand and identify how written arguments are structured
ESOL Rt/L2.2a Identify the purposes of a wide range of texts, whether inferred or explicitly stated
ESOL Rt/L1.2a Know how language and other textual features are used to achieve different purposes

This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT. For example:
Stretchy:

  • Write positive or negative words in the table
  • Look up words that are unfamiliar

Stretchier:

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
FE READING and understanding words
FE WRITING Spelling
FE WRITING Sentence structure and paragraphs
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

This resource will help learners recognise words related to personal information. Learners will read, match, fill in the gaps and identify the number of syllables.

Level
E1
M8
English
Syllables
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.3b
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Some games to play with literacy or Functional English groups for revision.
Ideal for Entry 3-Level 2

Editor’s note
The students make the games, play them and then discuss them. A great combination!

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL

Photos and pictures to match with accounts of real emergency situations. All in the present tense. All the accounts are true. Accounts can be cut in to strips and given to pairs of learners who can put them in to a sequence to tell a story. Leads to discussion on how we tell a story, and how we sequence sentences to make sense.
Lots of new, real life vocabulary to provoke discussion.
Some stories shorter and simpler than others to allow for differentiation in group.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
Context
Employment skills & Public services

The worksheets can be used as seems appropriate for your learners. My method was for learners to identify the seasons and write the names beneath the pictures – I had put them on the board in a random order for learners to be able to use first and second letter recognition to match the words and pictures.

The days of the week sheet was used as a recapping tool – learners insert the first letter, then fold at the dotted line and write them out again. This was followed by a Q and A session on ‘what do you do on…’ to get learners talkiing about activities.

Level
M8
E1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rs/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ws/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Writing
ESOL Reading

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Level
E2
E1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rs/E2.1a Use grammatical structures that link clauses and help identify sequence
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:

A wonderful and very substantial series of worksheets (or cut and stick) and card based activities for preEntry Milestone 8 – Entry 1 Lit and ESOL. Covers dozens of everyday household objects and furniture. Includes matching, labelling, missing letters and spelling.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Wt/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b

Wonderful set of worksheets (or cut and stick) and card based activities for preEntry Milestone 7 – Entry 1 Lit and ESOL. Covers different types of residential buildings, different rooms, garden sheds and garages. Includes matching, labelling, missing vowels and spelling.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Wt/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b

Label the House is a beautiful labelling (or cut and stick) activity for preEntry-Entry 1 Lit and ESOL. Also makes a great starting point for preEntry discussion about words, images, names of familiar objects etc.

Editor’s note Oct 2013
Thumbnail picture added to description above and minor edits to the original 2008 resource including: font change; removal of an extra, unneeded labelling box; and adjustment to one labelling arrow pointing to the letterbox.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.1
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.1
pE Ws/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a