This is booklet 1 called EAL worksheets and Games for Initial Learners School Vocabulary. There are 4 other booklets available in the pack containing vocabulary building worksheets and games for Initial Learners of English. All 5 booklets are printable. The topics covered in the pack are 1. School, 2. Colour 3. Number 4. School Clothes 5. Food and Drinks.
Worksheets and games are suitable for use from age 8 to adult. The booklets could be suitable for use with a group of refugees who have a wide age range and who are beginning to learn English. The word matching activities could be particularly useful for students who have had little education in their first language and perhaps might not be literate in their first language. Some games could be used with children younger than 8 years. Consolidation of new vocabulary is possible by using a range of different worksheets and games. By using this pack, Initial Learners should be able to achieve success and build confidence in the early days of acquiring English.
The skills developed by using the worksheets are reading and writing.Games provide opportunities for the development of speaking and listening.
The vocabulary is introduced in three sections in this booklet - School (1) pencil, rubber, pen, pencil case, ruler, book, table, bag, sharpener, scissors, glue stick, chair. School (2) toilet, jotter/ notebook, lunch box, water bottle, window, door, bin, sink, cupboard, desk, felt tips, crayon. School (3) television, computer, clock, paint, paint brush, stapler, white board, black board, chalk, smart board, sand shoes, shorts.
There is a read and say reference page, at the beginning of each section. These reference pages enable students to complete worksheets by themselves. A record of work sheet is also provided.
Photographs have been used so that items are easily identified. Games/ activities also included are snap, picture and word matching,dominoes - picture to picture, dominoes picture to word and bingo. It is recommended that that the game pieces should be either laminated or printed on card for durability. Crosswords and word searches are also included.
The owner of the store English as an Additional Language Excellent Education (EALEE) has many years of experience of teaching in the EAL field and finds these types of activities very useful for Initial Learners especially if the student is an isolated learner placed in a mainstream school.
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