Cowes Week

Submitted by Jeanette Edwards on Tue, 2008-09-02 16:52

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An illustrated text accompanied by a wonderful set of varied Entry 3 – Level 1 questions. These cover so many reading elements (also spelling) that the resource could almost be used as a diagnostic assessment tool. Includes comprehension, prefixes/suffixes, compound words, dictionary and vocabulary work, sentences and punctuation.

2012 stadium ICT exercise

Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2008-09-02 16:52

ICT: Entry 3 ICT

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Provides topical practice in formatting text, line spacing, etc. – plus students must add their own paragraph of information.

Sports picture board

Submitted by Judy Valentine on Tue, 2008-07-15 16:53

Numeracy: N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Sport

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Quiz

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

This ‘random number generator’ is an open ended resource that the author originally designed to use for mental maths (adding or taking away 10 from the displayed number). It was later used it as part of a ‘Question of Sport’ quiz (in the spelling round!): learners choose a picture and then spell the ‘random’ number that appears: 49, 32, 28, 46, 67, 55, 21, 74 and 13 (these be edited to suit and could also be linked to any set of numbered, pre-prepared quiz questions on any topic).

Mountain bike percentages

Submitted by Julie Hobson on Sat, 2008-07-05 16:53

Numeracy: N2/L1.10, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N1/L1.9

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Lots of sequential practice working out percentage parts, increase, decrease and VAT. Three fill-in tables, all based on 4 large mountain bike posters.

Wimbledon E1-2 Functional English

Submitted by Christine Robinson on Tue, 2008-06-24 17:27

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.4, Rw/E3.4, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Wimbledon

Context: Sport

Level: E1, E2, E3

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

Wimbledon is a simplified text for E1-2 with comprehension, dictionary and sentence-writing questions followed by alphabetical ordering work on the men’s/women’s top seeds.
Editor’s note
June 2017 – fully updated – now with 2017 lists of seeds plus Functional Skills mapping, answers.
(First uploaded June 2008 but updated in 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017)

Unusual football injuries

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Tue, 2008-02-26 16:53

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.5

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Unusual football injuries is an interesting and fun writing task that also helps with reading skills, using language fit for purpose and logical structure.

Football statistics.

Submitted by Keith Ball on Mon, 2007-10-08 17:18

Numeracy: HD1/L1.3, HD2/L1.1, HD2/L1.2

Context: Sport

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Find out which premiership team has the best (and worst!) value season ticket, look at the probabilities of different half time scores, and much more.

Literacy: Rw/E2.2, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards

2007-08 Premiership and Championship football team cards for alphabetical ordering and/or reading practice. Simple but popular and useful resource that can be quickly differentiated for different levels by removing multiple teams beginning with same letter, working with all cards or just premiership cards, etc. Best enlarged to A3 and laminated.

Super League Syllables

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Super League Syllables shows you how to count syllables and use this to help spell Super League team names.

Buying a ticket

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2007-06-29 17:18

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E1.2b, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Sc/E1.1a, ESOL Sc/E1.1b, ESOL Sc/E1.2a, ESOL Sc/E1.3b, ESOL Sc/E1.3d

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Motor vehicles & Transport, Sport

Level: E1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Shared text

Buying a ticket provides prompts, dialogue scripts and other ideas for speaking and listening work, along with reading practice (obtaining information from texts). Covers football, cinema, bus and train tickets.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport, page 11 – Buying a ticket) but can be used alone.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

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