pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,

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Associate sounds with patterns in some

  • letters
  • syllables
  • words
  • rhymes
  • songs.

Source: Adult pre-entry curriculum framework for Literacy and Numeracy (DfES, 2002)

Gap-fill reading activity with food vocab for pre-Entry and Entry Level 1 ESOL. Vocab: coffee, carrots, tomatoes, spices, onions, butter. I used this in a Zoom lesson. It works well as an extra activity alongside English My Way: Shopping. (The images are all used in accordance with their Creative Commons licenses).

Editor's note
A very visual resource -ideal for absolute beginners including pre-Entry.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rw/E1.2a Use basic sound-letter correspondence to sound out words
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A-Z chart of pictures with the corresponding initial sound. I’ve tried to select pictures which Beginner ESOL adults will recognise.

Level
M6
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M6.1 Match familiar objects to words, signs, symbols, images
pre-Entry Rw/M7.1 Recognise most letters of the alphabet on any given occasion.
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a Use basic sound-letter correspondence to sound out words
General
Dyslexia support

8 pictures and words to teach the vocabulary of things in a living room. Can be cut up and used as a picture / word match activity for groups or as a whole class activity. Can also be used to practise alphabetical ordering. There is also
a worksheet, a labelling exercise and short simple writing activity to practise the structure ‘there is / there are’.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
Functional English - writing
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Functional English reading
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Ww/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in some letters, syllables. words, rhymes, songs
pre-Entry Ws/M8.1 Understand that words are grouped together to convey meaning, using rules & structure
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols

A straightforward worksheet with pictures of classroom objects and a choice of letters to circle. Ideal as a quick warm-up.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started). Well-known poems and nursery rhymes also proved particularly popular as many knew them already by heart from childhood and some were doing them now with their children.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Functional English reading
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A flexible set of exercises based on common classroom items such as pens, pencils. folders, hole punch, etc. Can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Includes worksheets and flash / matching cards. Detailed preEntry mapping information. First used at the start of the academic year with a new preEntry class.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Wt/M8.4 Use words, letters, signs, symbols & images in supported writing for simple purposes
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
pre-Entry Ww/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in some letters, syllables. words, rhymes, songs
Context
Independent living
Education and teaching

A flexible and appealing set of exercises that can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Two worksheets for reading and spelling common items of food and drink, plus word cards. preEntry mapping information. First used as a preEntry revision exercise.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Wt/M8.4 Use words, letters, signs, symbols & images in supported writing for simple purposes
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
pre-Entry Ww/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in some letters, syllables. words, rhymes, songs
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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
Entry Level 1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
pre-Entry Rs/M8.1 Understand that words are grouped together to convey meaning, using rules & structure
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Wt/M8.4 Use words, letters, signs, symbols & images in supported writing for simple purposes
pre-Entry Ws/M8.1 Understand that words are grouped together to convey meaning, using rules & structure
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
pre-Entry Ww/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in some letters, syllables. words, rhymes, songs
ESOL
ESOL Writing
ESOL Reading

Big letters reading game is a board game that provides practice reading individual letter sounds and common phonemes such as ch, sh, & th. Best laminated – you will need a die and counters.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a Use basic sound-letter correspondence to sound out words

This PowerPoint makes a lovely introduction to reading and spelling words with this consonant digraph in initial or final position.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Ww/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Ww/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in some letters, syllables. words, rhymes, songs