Sport

Tackle unfamiliar / technical words and jargon

Submitted by Leia Fee on Mon, 2010-03-29 21:13

Literacy: Rw/L2.1

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Context: Sport

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L2

A really useful handout with an example text that clearly demonstrates how readers can use both context and knowledge of word roots / prefixes / etc to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary without using a dictionary or glossary. The sample technical text is about gliding.

FIFA World Cup 2010 team spellings

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Thu, 2010-03-18 21:22

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ws/E2.4

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A topical Entry Level spelling activity that stresses the importance of using an initial capital letter for proper nouns. Teams are arranged in groups. Fill in the missing letters, then attempt to spell entire team names correctly.

Literacy: General literacy / English

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An unusual exercise where the learner must first read an information text and then check a piece of work – not only for spelling and punctuation errors but also for factual accuracy. Then sort teams into alphabetical order. Aimed at E2-E3 although some parts are suitable for L1.

David Beckham

Submitted by Ann Matsunaga on Sun, 2009-11-29 16:24

Literacy: Rs/E3.2

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E3.1b

Context: Sport

Resource type: Cloze exercise

Level: E3

David Beckham is an Entry 3 cloze exercise which focuses on past tense verbs. Created as a replacement for the now dated Beckham text in the Skills for Life ESOL materials 2003 (Entry 3, Unit 2 Sport & Exercise, page 2) and is ideal for ESOL and Literacy students who are also football fans.

09-10 Football Season

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Wed, 2009-09-30 16:25

Numeracy: Number, Data Handling, General numeracy / maths, Whole Numbers

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Sport

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

09-10 Football Season is a wonderful way to engage mixed ability groups of footie fans!
Covers formulating an argument, discussion, recognising points of view – facts & opinions, writing sentences & paragraphs.
Maths aspects include extracting information from tables, averages, ratios, and addition & subtraction.

Stoke Happy Valley football league

Submitted by David Thacker on Mon, 2009-09-21 16:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

Context: Sport

Level: L2

Resource type: Game, Worksheet or assignment

A fun paired dice game that really gets across the meaning and purpose of finding the mode, median and range of a set of data. Great for footie fans – who can choose their own name for the home team.

Power walking

Submitted by Tricia Egginton on Sat, 2009-06-20 16:25

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rw/L1.3, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

Two cloze exercises (one for E3, one for L1) followed by an introduction to suffixes.

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Submitted by John Thompson A on Wed, 2009-05-27 16:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

ICT: General ICT resources

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Sport

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1

A set of 3 web research task sheets. Choose between rugby team, football team or favourite singer / group. Provides practice in web research, skimming, scanning and reading comprehension.

Football fun!

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Mon, 2009-02-09 16:25

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

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Football Fun provides instructions and extra alphabetical ordering and reading activities to accompany the Premiership and Championship football team cards (see below). Ideal for football fans of all ages.

2012 stadium

Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2008-09-02 15:52

Numeracy: Number

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Sport

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Warm-up

Level: L1

A short article with multiple choice questions and ideas for discussion. Several of the questions also require general L1 numeracy skills with time and large numbers, making this a good all round starter activity.

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