Submitted by Helen Connell on Wed, 2011-11-09 12:41

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3

Free tags: Winter, Equality and Diversity, Christmas

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Nice selection of winter activities written for an E3-L2 Functional Skills group (best for E3-L1).
The main activities are a reading comprehension (about the history of poinsettias and how they came to be popular at Christmas time) and a cloze exercise based on an old Mexican religious legend. There are also some maths questions.

Volume of snow

Submitted by Keith Moody on Wed, 2011-11-09 10:19

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.9, MSS1/L2.5

Free tags: Winter

Context: Health and safety, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An original and very functional volume / area / converting measures task conceived during the heavy snows of winter 2010/11. It gives a new slant to snow clearing and could easily be adapted to different areas of driveways, paths, etc. Fully mapped to Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

Winter Solstice

Submitted by Jeanette Emmerson on Tue, 2011-11-08 17:01

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3

Free tags: Winter, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Based on a BBC Religions – Paganism article, this is an interesting reading comprehension for the long winter months. It also includes a cloze exercise and some short writing and research activities.

Weather Maths

Submitted by Claire Douglas on Sun, 2010-01-17 22:14

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Extract and interpret information, Fractions decimals & percentages, HD1/L2.3

Free tags: Winter

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A series of topical questions based on recent (Jan 2010) temperatures recorded in Newcastle. Covers mean, mode, median, range, extracting information, fractions, percentages, negative numbers and more. Also suitable for underpinning L1 and L2 Functional Maths.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Winter

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Snow daysSnow daysTopical help (three different texts) with the underpinning skills necessary to achieve Functional English (FE) at L1-L2. Includes reading comprehension, summarising, and writing (a formal email using the provided documents to back up points). With full details of relevant FE criteria.

Snow Maths

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2010-01-10 22:14

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Add subtract multiply divide, Common Measures, MSS1/E3.1, N1/L2.4, N1/L2.1, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Winter

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Topical practice with L1-L2 number and measure skills (plus a few at E3) and would make a good starter or homework activity. Most questions are based on recent data from the Big Freeze of January 2010. Topics include converting temperatures, converting between metric and Imperial units, proportion, negative nos. and percentrages.
The topical and problem solving nature also makes this very suitable for underpinning L1 and L2 Functional Maths.

Winter holiday in Lapland writing assignment

Submitted by Marion Crocker on Sat, 2007-12-08 17:17

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Winter, Christmas

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Writing prompts

Covers planning, drafting and proof reading a recount. This is an adapted version of the popular Entry Level Christmas in Lapland assignment (see below). This version is aimed at Entry 3 – Level 2 and gives the writer a choice of format: letter, diary entry or story. This version also removes the Christmas references and can thus be used at any time during the winter months. With a mark sheet for E3, L1 or L2 to allow for differentiated assessment.

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