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Letter writing ideas – step by step guide to letter and note writing. Choose an idea, think about purpose and audience, plan, draft, revise and proof read. Use in an E3-L1 class after extensive text level reading work on letters.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.3
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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Take a detailed look at the purpose, intended audience and language of letters. Fill-in worksheet, teachers’ notes, follow up ideas. Use as preparation for individual letter writing (see ‘letter writing ideas’ below).

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Adult Lit Wt/L2.5 Use formal & informal language appropriate to purpose & audience
Wt/L2.4
Adult Lit Wt/L1.5 Use format and structure for different purposes
Adult Lit Wt/L1.4 Use language suitable for purpose and audience
Rt/L2.2 Identify the purpose of a text and infer meaning which is not explicit
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2

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Convert between cm, m and km; g and kg; ml and litres. Set of cards for matching, Pelmanism or Snap games

Level
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L1.7

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

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Ws/E3.1
Adult Lit Ws/L1.1 Write in complete sentences
Adult Lit Ws/L2.1 Construct complex sentences

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Several games to play: complete with game tiles and lotto boards. Ideal for for practising converting measures (Levels 1 and 2) and also another game board for selecting appropriate units of measure (Entry 3).

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
N2/L1.2
N1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

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Colours, Clothes and Fruit ) is a 43 page booklet with 23 Milestone 8 / Entry 1-2 paper-based word and sentence focus activities. These accompany our ‘describing people’ on-screen resources.

Word searches and shapes, alphabetical order, upper-lower case letters, crosswords, word fills and matching games. Answers, mapping document, teaching ideas.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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Cloze, quiz and writing activity focusing on key words (colours and clothes). Extra teaching ideas and links to many related web sites are also included.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Li…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found). Related online audio files are also available (links can be found within the cloze exercises).

Level
Entry Level 1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Ws/E1.1
Ww/E1.1

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Two on-screen cloze exercises.
Cloze 1 – select correct words from drop down menus.
Cloze 2 – type in correct words from word bank.
Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Li…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found). Related online audio files are also available (links can be found within the cloze exercises).

Level
Entry Level 1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
SLlr/E1.3
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism
Sport and fitness

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Used in E1 Literacy as preparation for playing a fun ‘Cat and Mouse’ http://www.tcet.com/eaonline/FlashedESL/CatsMX.swf preposition game. Print on acetate, cut up and use with an OHP to focus on spelling & reading key prepositions (or display on interactive whiteboard). Print on paper for students to refer to whilst playing game. All clipart from UVics Language Clip art Library at http://hcmc.uvic.ca/clipart/

Level
Entry Level 1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols