pE Rtc/M8.3

When working with texts which contain words, signs, symbols, images, communicate about (a) persons (b) characters (c) events d) objects with which they have become familiar

Four straightforward worksheets for M6-M8 – based on everyday objects beginning with the sounds of a e m r s or t.
4 worksheets plus curriculum mapping.

Level
M6
M7
M8
Pre-entry
pE SLc/M6.1
pE Rw/M6.1
pE Rw/M6.2
pE Rw/M7.1
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rtc/M8.1
pE Rtc/M8.2
pE Rtc/M8.3

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

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

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

A great 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources including ordering and matching worksheets and cards, simple spelling sheet, healthy eating chart (please download the accompanying Excel file – see below). The main topic is making an omelette and the lesson includes sequencing, letters, word recognition and building, and simple sentences. You will also need food leaflets from supermarkets, plastic or wooden letters and a tape recorder.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rs/M8.1
pE Rw/M7.1
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ws/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living

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

A lovely reading and colouring activity that only be completed correctly if learners can recognise key colour words (and parts of a house / garden). Also makes a great starting point for preEntry discussion about colours, words, images, names of familiar objects etc.

Level
M7
M8
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.1
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3

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

A colourful quiz that can be used as a standalone activity or for consolidation and extension work after using Sally Shipton’s Types of Text: Social Signs PPT (see below). Created for an Entry 1 class but could also be used in preEntry classes either as a paper based quiz or cut into flashcards for working on recognition and discussion skills.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.1
pE Rtc/M7.3
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.1
pE Wt/M8.1
pE Ww/M7.1
pE Ww/M7.2
pE Ww/M8.1
Context
Health and safety
Independent living

Written specially for a non-reader who would not visit the doctor because of the touch screen booking system. Makes good reading practice (also following instructions) even for those who don’t need to use such a system.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.3
pE Rtc/M8.3
Context
Independent living