Independent living

Shopping - integrated activities

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Sun, 2008-05-18 15:53

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Sc/E1.3b, ESOL Sc/E1.4d, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Independent living, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A fabulous set of integrated activities that cover food vocabulary, use of is/are, paired speaking and listening practice (asking the price of food – with fill-in dialogue cards), reading and writing shopping lists.

Social signs quiz

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Thu, 2008-05-15 15:53

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

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.2, Rw/E1.1

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Flash cards, Quiz

Level: M7, M8, E1

A colourful quiz that can be used as a standalone activity or for consolidation and extension work after using Sally Shipton’s Types of Text: Social Signs PPT (see below). Created for an Entry 1 class but could also be used in preEntry classes either as a paper based quiz or cut into flashcards for working on recognition and discussion skills.

Dating Agency

Submitted by Saul Pope on Mon, 2008-02-11 15:53

Literacy: SLc/E2.3, SLc/E3.3

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E2.3d, ESOL Sc/E2.3f, ESOL Sc/E3.4d, ESOL Sc/E3.4f

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E2, E3

An amusing yet effective way to practise speaking skills – particularly giving descriptions and explanations. Plus ideas for related writing work and suggested variations for those for whom a dating agency scenario is not appropriate.

Using the touch screen in the doctor's surgery

Submitted by Maggie May on Mon, 2008-02-04 15:53

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

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Shared text

Level: M7, M8, E1

Written specially for a non-reader who would not visit the doctor because of the touch screen booking system. Makes good reading practice (also following instructions) even for those who don’t need to use such a system.

Mobile phone packages

Submitted by Gordon Noblett on Mon, 2007-11-19 16:18

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/L1.1, N2/L1.5, HD1/L1.2

Free tags: Mobile phone

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Independent living

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Practice with multiplying decimals / money – cunningly disguised as an everyday problem! Great for all level 1 students – especially teenagers.

Worried Wendy

Submitted by Tom Walton on Sun, 2007-11-18 16:18

Literacy: Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4

Context: Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Worried Wendy is a great way for Entry level learners to practise using the Yellow Pages. Each slide provides a separate task – ideal for paired work (see notes area of slide 1 for further teaching ideas).

26 week Literacy Scheme of Work

Submitted by Jan Long on Tue, 2007-10-23 16:18

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 16:18

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 16:18

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.

Talk about communication

Submitted by Sarah Ritchie on Wed, 2007-07-18 16:18

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.

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