Independent living

Problem page extra handouts for E2-L1

Submitted by Lisa Holland on Mon, 2011-04-18 18:21

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

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

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Writing prompts

I created these hand-outs for my Entry 1 to Level 1 learners and used them to accompany Saul Pope’s E3-L2 Problem Page resource (see below for a link to Saul’s resource).

I found the resources very useful for both motivational purposes (all students enjoyed the discussion aspect) and also to inform future planning (all students found it difficult putting pen to paper when writing their response).

The initial hand-out (page 1) is an example problem and response taken from a contemporary magazine.

Legal age quiz

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-03-28 10:30

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Resource type: Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

E1-E2 Mobile Phones Functional Maths

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Tue, 2011-03-08 17:38

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Mobile phone

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

This task is aimed at E1-E2 learners but can be adapted to include other levels.
The resource is great to use with learners as a mobile phone is something of interest to them whilst they also complete lots of maths activities. It has numbers to 10 in digits and words, writing a cheque, extracting information, addition, different ways to make 10p, and prices.

I start it off with a mindmap activity where learners name all the maths used when buying a mobile phone (can add English in here as well).

Ask Anne - sharing a problem

Submitted by Anne Candan on Mon, 2010-06-07 22:22

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Writing, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

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

Level: E1, E2

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

A great set of functional English tasks based on an ‘agony aunt’ letter from someone who wants to lose weight (tutors should therefore use their discretion before using this resource).
Reading comprehension, discussion and a scaffolded writing task (with writing frame). Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E1-2 Functional English.


Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Mon, 2010-05-31 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E1.1, Writing: text focus (composition)

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Writing: text focus (composition), ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Humour

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Writing prompts

Level: M8, E1, E2

Housework videoHousework videoHousework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB).

Months and seasons

Submitted by Sonia Carroll on Mon, 2010-02-22 22:22

Literacy: Apply strategies to spell correctly

Numeracy: MSS1/E1.2

ESOL: ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

A beautiful set of worksheets. Learners must match months to seasons and also relate well known festivals and celebrations to each season (there is also a handy overview calendar for 2010). The last two sheets focus specifically on spring (clothes, foods, etc.).
Also useful for E1-2 ESOL / Literacy (spelling months of the year).

You're in the Money v2

Submitted by Ruth Read on Sun, 2010-02-21 22:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Data Handling, MSS1/E2.2, N1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.2, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Independent living

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

An adaptation of John Thompson’s popular You’re in the money (1997 – see below) which makes good use of Argos and Littlewoods catalogues. This adaptation has differentiated task sheets (E2-3, and L1-2) and is ideal for underpinning many aspects of Functional Mathematics including money, odd-even numbers, problem solving, rounding, averages and more; in addition to developing problem solving skills.

Home and Away flat budgeting

Submitted by Andrew Case on Mon, 2009-11-23 17:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N2/E3.3, N2/E3.5, MSS1/E3.1

Context: Independent living

Level: E3

Resource type: Investigation or project

Home and Away flat budgeting is a practical task where learners must furnish a flat for someone going off to uni.
Ideal for underpinning E3 Functional Maths and includes full mapping to Entry 3 FM criteria.

Recycling word games

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Tue, 2008-07-15 16:53

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3

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

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

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Wordsearch

Level: M8, E1

A great set of Entry/preEntry word level games on this popular topic. Includes word picture match, word fill, word shapes and more. Ideal for themed lessons. With answer sheets and teaching ideas.

Healthy eating lesson plan & resources

Submitted by Andrew Speers on Fri, 2008-07-11 16:53

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

Pre-entry: Wt/M7.2, Rs/M8.1, Ws/M8.1, Rtc/M8.3, Wt/M8.4, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M7.1, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.3

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Independent living

Level: M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A great 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources including ordering and matching worksheets and cards, simple spelling sheet, healthy eating chart (please download the accompanying Excel file – see below). The main topic is making an omelette and the lesson includes sequencing, letters, word recognition and building, and simple sentences. You will also need food leaflets from supermarkets, plastic or wooden letters and a tape recorder.

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