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Editable online interactive Word worksheet. Explore various sites to practice adding -ed and -ing suffixes and investigate irregular past tense verbs. Uses the Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ and English Zone http://www.english-zone.com

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Ws/E3.2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E3.2a Use basic sentence grammar accurately
ESOL Ww/E2.1b Use knowledge of sound–symbol relationships & phonological patterns when spelling

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Phonics worksheets. Students to practise long and short vowels and link pictures with the correct word.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Ww/E1.3

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Designed as an end of year activity for an Entry 3 – Level 1 literacy class at Abingdon and Witney College. Use as individual worksheets, a group class exercise, paired work, homework or a quiz. Most questions are based on ‘Words of the Week’: these are words that had been focused upon in various classes throughout the year (see below).

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Adult Literacy Rs/L1.1 Use implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge
Rs/E3.3
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies

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Read a web page (included in the resource) about the Hilton and answer 7 multiple choice (level 1 exam-style) questions covering comprehension, spelling and grammar. With teaching ideas and answer sheet.

Level
Level 1
English
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts

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Another resource in our popular Chomwell Green series (see below). A lovely shared text with a touch of humour! Created and used by a literacy volunteer during a series of lessons on descriptive writing. Text can be used for a multitude of activities but is particularly good for work on prefixes and suffixes, and punctuation. Best enlarged to A3 to allow for annotation and highlighting. Includes suggested exercises and teaching ideas.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Rs/L1.2
Rs/E3.3
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

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Florence was not just a famous nurse, she was also a very good mathematician. Use this resource to introduce pie charts, promote class discussion and learn some history!

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/E3.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
History, culture, museums, libraries

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A fun investigation for Level 1 and 2 (with ideas for Entry level).

Note: You will need at least one set of dolls per pair of students.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.7
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L2.3

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Tutor notes, student hand-out (L1/2) about objective v subjective (persuasive) descriptions, reading activity on fact and opinion (in Estate Agent ads) with fill-in sheet, and lots of writing ideas. An ideal companion to our Estate Agents writing frame and the other popular resources in our Chomwell Green series. Originally used for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2 Identify the purpose of a text and infer meaning which is not explicit
Adult Lit Ws/E2.2 Use Adjectives
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/E3.4
Adult Lit Wt/L1.1 Plan and draft writing
Adult Lit Wt/L1.4 Use language suitable for purpose and audience
Adult Lit Wt/L1.5 Use format and structure for different purposes
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L2.1

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Plan, draft and write Estate Agents Ads. Use with our other descriptive writing resources. Two differentiated frames and an exemplar text. Part of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Adult Lit Ws/E2.2 Use Adjectives
Wt/E2.1
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.4
Adult Lit Wt/L1.1 Plan and draft writing
Adult Lit Wt/L1.2 Judge how much to write and the level of detail to include
Adult Lit Wt/L1.3 Present information in a logical sequence, using paragraphs where appropriate
Adult Lit Wt/L1.4 Use language suitable for purpose and audience
Adult Lit Wt/L1.5 Use format and structure for different purposes
Wt/L1.6

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Tips for students sitting onscreen/online Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. Adapted from our original version for paper based exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing skilsworkshop details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Exam tips and help