Employment skills & Public services

26 week Literacy Scheme of Work

Submitted by Jan Long on Tue, 2007-10-23 17:18

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Scheme of work

26 week Literacy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Main
The audio tracks from the DfES learning materials CDs are now available as audio files:
http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=201231

26 week Numeracy Scheme of Work

Submitted by Jan Long on Tue, 2007-10-23 17:18

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Scheme of work

26 week Numeracy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life numeracy learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Main
The audio tracks from the DfES learning materials CDs are now available as audio files:
http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=201231

Form filling vocabulary - a definitions game

Submitted by Emma Hall on Mon, 2007-10-15 17:18

Literacy: Form filling, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E3.2

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Game, Interactive presentation

Makes a great introduction to form filling and is ideal for group, team or individual work. 56 questions.

Fraction skills for working life

Submitted by Paul Hodson on Fri, 2007-07-20 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.1, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3, N2/L2.4

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Lesson plan

A set of very useful resources: detailed differentiated lesson plan (L1-2) lesson plan and two PPTs (one teacher version with answers, one student version) covering many aspects of L1-2 fractions. Generic examples and practice followed by practical applications and problems for students to work on in pairs or small groups. Examples include food/catering (a Greek party, sandwiches, etc.), production lines and time sheets.

Talk about communication

Submitted by Sarah Ritchie on Wed, 2007-07-18 17:18

Literacy: Speaking & Listening, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

A short but very useful PPT that is bound to stimulate much discussion about the different ways we communicate.

Weekend away

Submitted by Antony Cahill on Fri, 2007-06-01 17:18

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1

A substantial resource designed to encourage students to tackle large projects in bite sized pieces. Originally used with E2E learners but suitable for all age groups. Aimed at E3- L1, it covers many literacy and numeracy topics and also requires some IT and research skills. Also used for L1 Key Skills IT portfolios and would now (2010) make an ideal Functional Skills project.

Jobs and salaries

Submitted by Jean Thomas on Sun, 2007-03-18 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.9, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.2, MSS1/L1.1, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.9

General: Autistic spectrum support, Dyslexia support

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Game, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A budgeting activity that is ideal for teenagers and will prompt plenty of discussion on the realities of managing money. Comes with salary cards, rent cards, supplementary cards, balance sheets and extra extension sheets on percentages. With full teaching notes and ideas for further customisation.
First written for a group of teenagers with motivational and concentration difficulties due to a range for reasons including dyslexia, ADD and autism.

Use and understand forms

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Sun, 2007-03-11 14:07

Literacy: Form filling, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E3.2

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Cut and stick, Sort or match cards

Match the words used on forms to their meanings (laminate to make a great re-usable game) and then practise your skills on the example forms.

What's in your wallet?

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/L1.1, Ws/E3.1

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Autistic spectrum support

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Work - vocabulary cards

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Fri, 2007-01-19 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Ww/E2.2, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E2.2a, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E1.1b, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2

27 pictures of different jobs and matching word cards – plus lots of teaching ideas for Entry 1 and 2 literacy and ESOL classes.

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