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Changed on 15 August 2022

Basic vocabulary word sorts, the first being based on fruit, vegetables and drinks, and the second on places (e.g. town, city), food and animals. Tasks and extension tasks on the same sheet. Scissors needed for separating the cards. Works best with students working in pairs.

Editor's notes

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! With useful extension ideas. Laminate for repeated use. Also handy for Functional English alphabetical order work

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
FE E2.15 Use 1st & 2nd letters to sequence words alphabetically
ESOL
ESOL Sd/E1.1a Take part in social interaction
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rw/E2.2a Recognise a range of familiar words
ESOL Rw/E2.5a Sequence words using basic alphabetical ordering skills
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Animals, animal care, farming & equine

Changed on 15 August 2022

The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.4a Alphabetical order 1st & 2nd place letters
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 15 August 2022

A handy set of six colour-coded groups of words to be sorted by first letters – or combine groups and sort by first and second letters.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4

Changed on 15 August 2022

Covers ordering by first and second place letters. Ideal for catering students or anyone with an interest in food. Great for displaying on an interactive whiteboard.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E3.4
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 15 August 2022

27 pictures of different jobs and matching word cards – plus lots of teaching ideas for Entry 1 and 2 literacy and ESOL classes.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E2.2
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
ESOL Rw/E2.2a Recognise a range of familiar words
ESOL Rw/E2.3a Use context & range of phonic / graphic knowledge to decode words
ESOL Sc/E1.1b Articulate the sounds of English to be comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker
ESOL Sc/E2.1b Articulate the sounds of English to make meaning understood
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E2.1a Spell correctly majority of personal details & familiar common words
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 15 August 2022

Provides group spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Also useful for recapping count / non-count nouns (e.g. asparagus), indefinite article (e.g. an apricot) and special plurals (tomatoes, radishes). Originally used with a cordless keyboard and mouse to practice spelling homework. Can easily be adapted to include your own group’s key spellings / vocabulary.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 15 August 2022

Entry Alphabet Activities. A super, graded set of activities for E1-E3. Start by matching letters, then move on to fill in worksheets and order towns alphabetically.

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

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
AL Rw/E1.3

Changed on 15 August 2022

Aa cut and stick or matching activity first used with New Deal students (laminate for re-use). Makes a good start up activity or prompt for discussion and form filling practice.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Form filling
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 15 August 2022

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

Changed on 14 August 2022

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 exam-style resource with an extract from Last Lesson (by James Goodhand) and Questions 1-4. Also includes hints and tips for each question as well as example answers, so it can be used as a revision resource or as a classroom activity. 

Editor's Note

Level
GCSE L1-5
English
GCSE Reading A1 (a) Identify and interpret
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure
GCSE A4 Evaluate