Guy Fawkes

Comparing texts - gunpowder plot

Submitted by Sarah Holmes on Wed, 2018-01-03 12:13

Literacy: Functional English - reading, GCSE A2 Analyse, GCSE A3 Compare texts

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Context: History

Level: L2, GCSE L1-5

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material

Aimed at Functional Skills Level 2 learners, this resource is also suitable for the new 9 -1 GCSE requirements (Reading A2 and A3).

It is designed to be done towards the end of a unit on reading skills as it draws together skimming, scanning, information retrieval skills and the ability to collate information.

3 non-fiction texts on the theme of the gunpowder plot are provided along with a worksheet with exam-style reading comprehension questions about the 3 texts.

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Context: History, Independent living

Level: E1, E2, E3

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

A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.

I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.

Literacy: General literacy / English, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.3, MSS1/E3.3

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity, Guy Fawkes

Context: History, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners but can be used with mixed ability groups from E2 – L1. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Guy Fawkes Night theme.

The first section is a comprehension based on the history of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. The text is suitable for E3-L2. Questions cover general comprehension, punctuation, homophones/spellings, proper nouns, alphabetical order and dictionary work.

Bonfire Night E1-2 Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Tue, 2011-10-18 07:53

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Level: E1, E2

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

Topical set of resources covering reading, writing and discussion.Two simplified texts – one writer likes fireworks; the other does not! What do you think?
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 1 and 2 Functional English. With teaching tips and extension ideas.

Planning a bonfire party - Functional Maths tasks

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Tue, 2010-11-02 01:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A fabulous set of Functional Skills maths tasks and a great way to engage mixed ability groups. Covers many aspects of E2-L1 Functional Maths including all three process skills (representing, analysing and interpreting).
Topics include extracting information, simple formulae in words (Buy one, get one free, etc), money, division and general problem solving. Includes fireworks and food information booklet, task sheets, Functional Skills mapping, mark/answer sheet, and teaching ideas.

Sparkling sentences for bonfire night

Submitted by Jo Collins on Sun, 2010-03-07 22:29

Literacy: Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Teaching idea, Warm-up

Sparkling sentences for bonfire night is a lovely seasonal literacy starter activity that covers adjectives, adverbs, sentence structure and punctuation. The focus is on extending simple sentences to compound or complex setences. You will need a packet of sparklers.

Planning a fireworks display

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2007-10-30 17:18

Literacy: Engage in Discussion

Numeracy: Money

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Provides useful prompts for general discussion work (small groups). Its budgeting slant also makes it suitable for numeracy classes.


Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2006-10-29 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.3, N1/E3.9, N1/L1.3, MSS1/L1.3, MSS1/L2.2

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Guy Fawkes

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Warm-up

A topical starter activity for mixed ability groups (E2 – L2). Suitable for classes on or around bonfire night, Chinese New Year and New Year’s Eve. Covers time, problem solving and more.

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