Context: History, News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
This is a reading comprehension and dictionary exercise based on the life of Fidel Castro. I have provided the reading text first and then the vocabulary work. However, with some groups it may be better to work on the vocabulary before tackling the text.
Also includes a useful research/summarising/timeline activity and points for writing or discussion. Includes curriculum mapping but no answer sheet.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Remembrance day
Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Editor’s note: covers all aspects of L1-2 Functional English – also suitable for GCSE.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Guy Fawkes
Context: History, Independent living
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.
I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Mothers Day
Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
This is a reading from a BBC site with questions based on the Edexcel L1 Functional Skills reading paper and a writing task. The topic is ‘Mothering Sunday’. It describes the history and gives information about traditional food.
Very comprehensive. All aspects of L1 reading are covered – not just “reading for detail”.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3
Context: History, Leisure Travel Tourism
Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment
A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.
Based on two recent articles about Pancake Day in recent editions of the Evening Standard.
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
Free tags: Remembrance day
Context: History, Voluntary & Charity
Resource type: Writing prompts
There is an E3 version of this task (writing an email) – contributed by Diane a couple of years ago. See below.