Independent living

Writing Christmas cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2011-12-17 01:00

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

Two practice Christmas cards to help E1-E2 learners with writing their cards. Print off and fold in half.

I also recommend bringing in some sample envelopes to help learners recognise how to lay out a name and address.

Social signs cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-09-15 14:14

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

Pre-entry: Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Free tags: Signs

Context: Independent living

Level: M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards

Matching exercise for preEntry and E1 learners to recognise signs and their names.

Drug awareness embedded Functional English

Submitted by Andrew Speers on Sat, 2011-09-03 09:32

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Drug awareness

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Poster, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Everything you need for embedding literacy / Functional English into a teaching session that looks at drugs.

Learners explore the types types of drugs and also some of the origins of the problem. It covers types of text and some reading and spelling, including segmenting. There is also a ‘DARTs’ type exercise that explores how to treat a person who may become ill, instructions to re-order, and posters to laminate and discuss.

Knife crime resources

Submitted by George Wormald on Mon, 2011-07-04 07:51

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Family learning

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Discussion points, Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors.

I want to learn

Submitted by Androulla Wakefield on Sun, 2011-06-19 10:33

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1, Wt/M8.4, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.2, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Apply strategies to spell correctly, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.2

Context: Education, Independent living

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M8, E1

A flexible set of exercises based on common classroom items such as pens, pencils. folders, hole punch, etc. Can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Includes worksheets and flash / matching cards. Detailed preEntry mapping information. First used at the start of the academic year with a new preEntry class.

Sending an eBay parcel

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-06-15 17:43

Numeracy: Number, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/E2.1, HD1/E3.1, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.9, MSS1/E3.6

Context: Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Extracting information from tables (you will need an up-to-date postal prices leaflet – free from any post office or download link provided) followed by hands-on practice weighing parcels. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.

Healthy eating embedded Functional English

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sun, 2011-05-22 15:33

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years, Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Handout or guide, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Lovely vocational workbook that is also ideal for embedding Entry Level Functional English reading. Covers the five main food groups with comprehension questions on each page. Plus a final food sorting / (optional) alphabetical order activity to check learning. Fully mapped to E2-E3 English with detailed tips and ideas for embedding the E2-E3 reading Skill Standards.

Sending a text - personal safety workbook

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sat, 2011-05-21 18:37

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E1.1, Wt/E1.1, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: MSS2/E1.2

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Wt/E1.1a

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E1

Lovely workbook for E1 ESOL, Literacy or Functional English. Use a prompt for discussion about the importance of keeping in touch, letting people know where you are, and asking for help. With plenty of opportunities for students to write their own texts.

A separate blank mobile template is also included – ideal for writing texts. Also useful for E1 Numeracy and Functional Maths positional vocabulary work. E.g. Which number is directly below the 6 key? Which number is in the middle on the top row? Etc.

Garment care

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sat, 2011-05-21 17:03

Pre-entry: Rtc/M8.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rw/E1.1

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M8, E1

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.

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Independent living, News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: E1, E2, E3

A simulation of the AV and FPTP voting system first used in an Entry Level Functional Maths and English class on Referendum day May 5th 2011.

Students vote for their favourite chocolate and compare the results when using the two different systems.

Resource includes AV and FPTP ballot papers, ballot box labels and a polling station poster. Plus links to voting information videos and easy-read referendum information leaflets.

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