## Step by step letter writing ideas

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
E3
L1
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.3
Wt/E3.4
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.6

## Looking at letters

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
L2
L1
E3
English
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2

## Mixed metric measures game

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

Level
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.7

## Complex sentences

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

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

## Excel literacy curriculum progress charts

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.

Level
M6
M7
M8
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
General
Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

## Excel numeracy curriculum progress charts

5 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: 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.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

## Weight Lotto

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
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L1.2
N1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

## Colours, Clothes and Fruit

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
E1
E2
English
General literacy / English
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Describing people - 3 onscreen activities

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.