Voluntary & Charity

BetterWorld Books

Submitted by Helen Connell on Tue, 2013-09-10 16:17

Numeracy: Number, Functional Maths - number

Free tags: starter

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This is a worksheet based on data supplied by a librarian. The library had been collecting second hand books from people and sent them to BetterWorld Books. The librarian told me that 688 books had been sent and then provided the information of what would be saved, earned or donated if there were 1000 books sent. The worksheet asks the students to work out the quantities for all the books that had been sent.

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

I wrote this E3 writing task to supplement the E1/2 excellent worksheet by Carrie Bray (see below).
Plan, draft and proof read an email invitation to a friend.

Conversation skills with Tennant and Tate!

Submitted by Jan Long on Thu, 2012-09-27 13:13

Literacy: Speaking & Listening, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

Free tags: Humour

Context: Education, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points

Based on an hilarious Comics Relief YouTube clip. A great way to get students to look at conversations in speaking and listening or to look at humour, irony and sarcasm.

You can vary the questions or just use them as a discussion prompt. I have found it works well with lower level learners and with higher ones as well. Even students who don’t like the shows or the people will have some comments

Sport Relief Functional Maths

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Tue, 2012-03-13 12:47

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Sport Relief

Context: Sport, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A Sport Relief task which looks at the dates of the events and the cost of buying products from the Sport Relief shop. It includes reading a calendar and working out the days/weeks left until the event. It also includes questions on comparing, adding, subtracting (working pout change) and halving money. Learners have to read prices from the Sports Relief shop and decide what to buy with a given amount of money.

With answer sheet, and fully mapped to the E2-E3 Functional Maths criteria.

Autumn apple cake v2 Functional Maths tasks

Submitted by Dagmara Niecko on Thu, 2012-01-26 14:56

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Voluntary & Charity

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Inspired by Judith White’s autumn apple cake resource (ratios, converting measures, formulae, etc.) this series of open ended tasks focuses on the importance of showing working out and explaining/justifying their conclusions. It also helps students get used to the idea that some maths questions do not have just one “correct” answer.

The theme is baking several cakes for a charity event and making a profit.
You will need Judith’s original recipe (see below) to complete some of the tasks.

Remembrance Day Functional English E1-2

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Fri, 2011-10-21 17:49

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Set of Remembrance Day tasks covering reading, writing and discussion.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 1 and 2 Functional English. With teaching tips and extension ideas.

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

ICT: Functional ICT

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: ICT task sheet

A series of clear tasks that works well for a wide ability range (E2-L1).
Includes: resizing pictures, creating and saving folders and files, web research and poster design.

Children in Need - for ESOL

Submitted by Peter Clements on Wed, 2011-08-31 05:56

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E2.1a, ESOL Rt/E2.1b, ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/E3.4a, ESOL Rt/E3.8a

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An adaptation of the text originally contributed by Amanda Burgess. I’ve simplified it for ESOL E2-E3 learners and added a vocab box as well – either for learners to investigate themselves or to be taught by the tutor ( Eg,What other charities do you know about….What other ways do charities use to raise money…etc).

Blue Cross adopt a dog

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2011-06-14 09:27

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Animal care & Equine, Voluntary & Charity

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

This Blue Cross resource was written for strong E3 or L1 (or even L2) ESOL learners. I first used it as a homework exercise. The English on the site is a little quirky but it is an exercise using authentic material which always has its upsides and downsides.

However, it is good on human interests and most people like animals. It involves ICT, Reading and Writing. It’s best to pre-teach the vocabulary.

Also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Skills English Level 1 reading and writng.

E1-E2 Comic Relief Functional Skills

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2011-03-18 11:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing

Context: Voluntary & Charity

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

Level: E1, E2

I was prompted to create this set of tasks after seeing a lovely Red Nose event poster in my staff email. Although it focuses on Comic Relief 2011, this resource could easily be adapted for other charity events. Please read the resource to find out how you can obtain an editable Word version.
Functional English covers reading, spelling, writing, listening, speaking and discussion skills. Functional Maths covers time, money, doubling and halving, and 2D shapes.
Fully mapped to E1-E2 Functional Skills criteria.

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