Recent Changes

Changed on 18 April 2019

A set of two resources:
PPT with audio, so you can leave students pressing the left button and repeating the words, while you attend to others. 13 different objects such as pen, stapler, ruler, etc. are covered.
Classroom equipment cards
These cards show some items of vocabulary for equipment which could be requested in class. 12 different objects such as calculator, pencil case, rubber, etc. are included. Cards can be used with or without the words attached – see ideas below.
Picture cards only:

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.2b
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
Context
Education

Changed on 18 April 2019

Lovely ICT / reading activity for Milestone 8 literacy or ESOL learners. 8 animals. Drag the names to the correct pictures.

Level
M8
E1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

Changed on 18 April 2019

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
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.3
Rw/E1.2
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a

Changed on 18 April 2019

Housework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB). A big thank you must go to Janet Fletcher who co-authored this video!

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
AL Rw/E1.1
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Independent living

Changed on 18 April 2019

How ‘flash’ presentation of social sight vocabulary proved to be motivating. The technique is described and some thoughts about why it seems to have such positive effects on several different levels are offered, and feedback sought.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3

Changed on 18 April 2019

This is a basic matching activity for learners. After teaching vocabulary of the family (son, mum, etc) this activity can be used to match pictures of family members to the correct word.

Level
M8
E1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Changed on 18 April 2019

Beautifully clear and very handy handwriting / alphabet reference sheet. Plus a lined page for practice.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE Ww/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a

Changed on 18 April 2019

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
E1
E2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E1.2
Functional English reading
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Changed on 18 April 2019

Letter Sounds v2 covers the sounds of all letters (except x) in initial positions. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling.

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

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M7.1
pE Ww/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a

Changed on 18 April 2019

A useful PowerPoint featuring the first 33 Dolch words for sight reading practice.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a