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Library Quiz for ESOL and Literacy Learners

Library Quiz for ESOL and Literacy Learners

Library Quiz that can be used in any adult/college library. The quiz, written for ESOL learners, can be used for any entry level learners of English needing to find out more about their local or college library. The quiz allows learners to find out key information about the library and targets in on specific resources that would be useful to entry level English learners.

By islaflood

Days, Months, Dates and Years Cards (ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD

Days, Months, Dates and Years Cards (ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD

Clear printable card sets of the days of the week, months, dates and years. Easy to print onto card or paper and cut up and laminate if needed. Great for ordering activities, learning spellings as well creating the date daily in the classroom with these cut up cards that learners can choose from. Designed with the beginner reader in mind, the text is easy to read and available in either black and white which can be printed on either white or coloured paper or coloured for eye catching activities and displays.Pack includes: days of the week, months, dates 1st -31st and years 2017-2030.If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)

Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)

Together in this bundle are very useful and clear card sets stating numbers in digit and words form, maths symbols, fractions and their word equivalent and days, dates, months and years. Designed with the beginner reader in mind these clear cards can be used for many entry level ESOL or numeracy activities including matching, pairs and ordering activities. Together these resources can form a bank of cards that can be rearranged and made into varying simple sums and sentences to practise use of number and date as well as working on understanding the terms and symbols used in maths.

By islaflood

Book Terms and Meanings Cut Out and Matching Activity (ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Literacy/SLD)

Book Terms and Meanings Cut Out and Matching Activity (ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Literacy/SLD)

A fun matching activity in 3 styles. Match the terms about books (author, blurb, index etc) to their meanings either by using the colour or black and white cut out cards (designed in a random order to let the students do the cutting without getting the answers!) or on a standard worksheet where they just draw a line between the terms and their meanings. Written for entry level ESOL or literacy learners as a starter for a lesson on reading, books or types of text, I find it works well as an introduction to books when starting on library work, books reviews or reading schemes,If you'd like more reading based activities check out my other reading resources in my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Reading Record Template and Reading Review Template (ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL/Literacy/SLD)

Reading Record Template and Reading Review Template (ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL/Literacy/SLD)

Simple and clear reading record template that can be printed double sided and form an ongoing record of your learners' reading. Along with this resource is a more detailed record in which learners can review the books they have read at the end, designed with clear questions and prompts, entry level readers and writers are guided to write simple reviews of their books in order to encourage a deeper understanding and further learning from their reading. Ideal for lessons where you introduce learners to libraries and book selections and want them to continue to read on a regular basis. The clear and simple design works well with learners of all ages.If you would like to see more of my reading resources please check out my shop:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Wallace Hartley Comprehension Activity

Wallace Hartley Comprehension Activity

A comprehension practice activity using Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, as the topic. The information links to the questions and requires the students not only to read carefully, but to read between the lines and pick out alternative information.* The source of the information is indicated on the information sheet*

By Sazo123

Writing a Letter of Complaint

Writing a Letter of Complaint

A powerpoint talking students through how to write a letter of complaint. This explores a possible structure, and demonstrates how addresses should be correctly presented. Following the information section, there is a task asking students to write a letter of complaint about a mobile phone.

By Sazo123

Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson

Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson

A PowerPoint lesson lasting about an hour teaching students how to write a thank you letter. The lesson includes fun starter, mind mapping activity, proofreading exercise as well as planning and writing tasks. Perfect for the end of year when you want learners to practise their writing skills ready for exams as well as thank our amazing support and teaching assistants. Using this lesson learners will be able to create a text they can actually use and give to someone they want to thank as well as reviewing valuable letter writing skills.This lesson is aimed at ESOL/ESOl/EFL/EAL learners but could equally be used with SLDD/ALD learners or entry level literacy learners. If you would like to see more of my resources please see my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2

By islaflood

UNDERSTANDING TEXT: LESSON & RESOURCES

UNDERSTANDING TEXT: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with teaching reading skills in your classroom. Lesson Objectives:• Contextualize the text. • Distinguish now and then texts.• Compare the language of the modern texts with older ones.This Resource Includes:1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Word-Phrase-Clause-Sentence3. Text Understanding Chart4. Assessment Rubrics5. Reading Texts (4 Exercises)Teachers can use this to enhance the reading skills of the learners, especially the strategies required to understand texts.

By john421969

TEXT COMPARISON: LESSON & RESOURCES

TEXT COMPARISON: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with teaching text comparison in your classroom. Lesson Objectives:• Review the criteria for comparing. • Explore the comparison structure.• Analyze and compare two texts.This Resource Includes:1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Text Analysis & Comparison Chart3. Assessment Rubrics4. Reading Passages (4 Exercises)Teachers can use this to enhance the reading skills of the learners, especially the strategies required to compare two texts.

By john421969

INFERRING & CRITICAL READING: LESSON & RESOURCES

INFERRING & CRITICAL READING: LESSON & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with teaching reading skills in your classroom. Lesson Objectives:• Infer meaning from the text.• Distinguish infer and imply.• Read critically.• Define criteria.This Resource Includes:1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Inferring VS Critical Reading3. Assessment Rubrics4. Reading Passages (4 Exercises)Teachers can use this to enhance the reading skills of the learners, especially the strategies required to comprehend reading passages.

By john421969

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19th Century Literary Non Fiction Extracts (6): Collection 1

19th Century Literary Non Fiction Extracts (6): Collection 1

This resource is a collection of 6 Literary Non Fiction articles traversing subjects such as Travel, Poverty, London, Class, Men and Women and Schooling. Hopefully this will save others a little time when teaching this part of the English Language courses that use this aspect of our literary heritage.

By joannammarsh

Edexcel Style NEW GCSE 9-1 English Language Paper 2 PRACTICE PAPER

Edexcel Style NEW GCSE 9-1 English Language Paper 2 PRACTICE PAPER

This resource is my own version of the Edexcel 9-1 English Language Paper 2.I made a series of practice papers to help my own students as there aren't any past papers yet and only a handful of samples.I've followed their style very carefully and included a detailed mark scheme to help you assess. The topic of this paper is 'education' and includes two non-fiction articles on the theme.The whole paper is prepped and ready to print so you simply need to run off enough copies for your class. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

By BreathingSpace

Save the Elephants project

Save the Elephants project

The worksheets are designed for upper-intermediate or year 5 students and they will guide them to write their own project on how to save the elephants. The students are first given some topics they can write about and then they have to complete some headlines. A vocabulary exercise relating to elephants follows along with a True or False activity on some awesome elephant facts. Finally, there is a reading comprehension text with some follow-up questions. Answers are also provided.

By smartenglish

TEA Paragraphs (Literature Analysis) Mats

TEA Paragraphs (Literature Analysis) Mats

Designed for low ability groups as a substitute for PEACE paragraphs.T - technique being used?E - what evidence do you have?A - how can you look into this further?I laminated these and hand them out during an analytical activity. Students find them very helpful as they are forced to ask themselves more difficult questions about their quotation.These can be differentiated by adding further detail to them, however, they are already differentiated for the lower ability within groups.

By racheal999

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Easter Reading Comprehension Worksheets x 7

Easter Reading Comprehension Worksheets x 7

These Easter themed Reading Comprehension worksheet are suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, definitions matching exercises, gap filling exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this bundle could be used before the Easter Holidays!

By MariaPht

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

Spring is here!This digital download consists of a book "10 things you did not know about the nests" in full color, 12 half-letter sized sheets in full color and with original images. Ideal for working reading, writing and listening.It also includes 8 black and white worksheets to reinforce what is read and continue to develop fluency, understanding, imagination and creativity.I hope you find this material useful.Thank you very much for visiting my store.

By paulinarl06

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Celebrating Easter in the United Kingdom - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Celebrating Easter in the United Kingdom - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes some of the most popular Easter traditions and customs practiced in the U.K.After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions and True or False exercises .This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes (Easter). The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Easter Sunday.

By MariaPht

READING COMPREHENSION: EASTER SPECIAL

READING COMPREHENSION: EASTER SPECIAL

A Seasonal (Easter) Reading Comprehension Passage with Answer Key. This Resource Includes:1. Reading Comprehension Passage2. Paired Questions3. Answer Key4. Comprehension GuideTeachers can use this passage to inform students about British life and culture and to enhance the comprehension skills of the learners.

By john421969

English Language Paper 2 Exam and Lessons

English Language Paper 2 Exam and Lessons

English Language Paper 2 exam, using the thought-provoking theme of valuing our time over factors such as social media and money. FOUR detailed lessons are included that tackles each question individually. Example paragraphs, peer/self-assessment and success criteria are given to help break down the skills needed into manageable chunks.

By xxnats1989xx

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Edexcel Style 20th and 21st Century Non Fiction Reading Paper inc mark scheme and indicative content

Edexcel Style 20th and 21st Century Non Fiction Reading Paper inc mark scheme and indicative content

With a distinct lack of exemplar papers available for the new Edexcel (9-1) GCSE English Language Exams I have constructed some papers and included mark schemes and indicative content as guidance. If you are looking for 19th Century Fiction papers there are several more in my resources/TES shop. Please do let me know what you think of these as happy to construct more.

By joannammarsh

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KS3 Reading 20th/21st Century Non Fiction: Building GCSE Skills

KS3 Reading 20th/21st Century Non Fiction: Building GCSE Skills

This is a lesson that can be used as a stand alone lesson or built into a unit on Dystopian Fiction that covers the skills required to access the (9-1) strengthened GCSE Non Fiction Reading Paper. The lesson works slowly through each question type offering tips and guidance on how to access secure grades at GCSE level. Two non fiction articles are included.

By joannammarsh

DESCRIPTIVE ANIMAL POEM: LESSONS & RESOURCES

DESCRIPTIVE ANIMAL POEM: LESSONS & RESOURCES

This resource contains everything you need to get going with poem comprehension and poem analysis in your classroom. This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: The Tyger by William Blake2. Detailed Lesson Plans (4 Days)3. Rubrics (4 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (4 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Annotation4. ComprehensionTeachers can use this to enhance the comprehension skills of the learners, especially the technique needed to understand and comprehend a poem.

By john421969

THE WIND - POEM ANALYSIS: LESSONS & RESOURCES

THE WIND - POEM ANALYSIS: LESSONS & RESOURCES

This Resource Includes:1. Poem Text: The Wind R L Stevenson2. Detailed Lesson Plans (6 Days)3. Rubrics (5 Numbers)4. Support Material (8 Numbers)5. Worksheets (3 Numbers)6. More Support Material (5 Numbers)This Resource Deals with:1. Vocabulary Check2. Poem Analysis3. Poetic Devices4. Annotation5. Comprehension6. Assessment

By john421969

KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklets, Bundle 3

KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklets, Bundle 3

This is the third of our bundles of SATs style Reading Comprehension booklets, designed to provide a greater level of challenge in line with New Curriculum requirements.This super bundle of four KS1 reading comprehension booklets includes additional inference and deduction questions as well as a wider range of vocabulary. They offer both fiction and non-fiction texts and is based around a variety of topics.Although designed for Year 2 children, the booklets have also been successfully used with Year 3 children and so should serve as a highly useful resource for both year groups.Purchased individually, the booklets would cost £8.00 for 4 booklets but I am offering a £2.00 discount with this bundle of 4.

By jessplex

Book Review Bundle

Book Review Bundle

4 Different Book Reviews2 Page Book Review for an in-depth review.Standard Book Review - use it every time.Book Review for Non FictionBook Review with snazzy pencils to rate that book!

By BubbleResources