Recent Changes

Changed on 22 April 2019

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 2 Literacy test based on a student union magazine article about education cuts.
12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, tone, punctuation, etc. These are followed by 5 non-multiple choice questions which include a writing task, persuasive writing techniques, and summarising.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).
Contributed by Rachel Emmett and Rose Veitch

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
General literacy / English
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Education

Changed on 22 April 2019

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 1 Literacy test based on a letter of protest written to the Prime Minister. 12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, punctuation, paragraphing and purpose of text.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).

Level
L1
English
Reading
Context
Education
News, Politics & Government items

Changed on 18 April 2019

Lovely set of preEntry worksheets. Covers letter and word recognition, handwriting, shapes, counting and lots of discussion! Topics includes pizza slices, pizza toppings, and sharing a pizza. With detailed teaching notes and preEntry mapping.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
pE N1/M8.3
pE N1/M8.5
pE N1/M8.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 18 April 2019

Label the House is a beautiful labelling (or cut and stick) activity for preEntry-Entry 1 Lit and ESOL. Also makes a great starting point for preEntry discussion about words, images, names of familiar objects etc.

Editor’s note Oct 2013
Thumbnail picture added to description above and minor edits to the original 2008 resource including: font change; removal of an extra, unneeded labelling box; and adjustment to one labelling arrow pointing to the letterbox.

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

Changed on 18 April 2019

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
E1
English
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ww/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 18 April 2019

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
E1
English
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ww/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Independent living
Education

Changed on 18 April 2019

Set of four graduated activities for preEntry up to Entry Level 2 ideal for mixed ability literacy and ESOL groups. Colour word cards provided.
Match identical pictures (Milestones 6-7)
Match or write colour words to pictures (Milestone 8 – Entry 1)
Simple cloze activity (E1-E2)

Level
M6
M7
M8
E1
E2
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Rs/E2.3
Rs/E2.2
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M6.1
pE Rw/M6.2
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E2.1c
ESOL Rs/E2.1b
ESOL Rs/E1.1a

Changed on 18 April 2019

Straightforward but very practical worksheet where ESOL learners select a garment and answer questions about its washing care symbols. The written questions require at least E1 reading skills but other parts of the worksheet focus on symbol recognition and are thus suitable for pre-Entry emerging readers / writers.
Note: for more on laundry symbols see “Buying Clothes” PPT below.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M8.3
Context
Independent living

Changed on 18 April 2019

Great game for preEntry-E1 numeracy and literacy learners. Choice of word or (mostly) picture tiles provides easy differentiation. Can also used for individual matching games.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.3
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
pE N1/M7.3
pE N1/M8.5
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.3b

Changed on 18 April 2019

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
E1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rs/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ws/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Writing
ESOL Reading