Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resources that are suitable for both literacy (Functional English) and Numeracy (Functional Maths) teaching and learning.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Six task sheets written as embedded literacy resources for Entry Level core NOCN module: Introduction to diversity in society.

  • What is diversity?
  • Recognising diverse groups
  • What is discrimination?
  • Responding to discrimination
  • Effects of discrimination
  • Tupac – Changes

Although aimed at Entry 2-3 most of the sheets could also be used in higher level groups and make marvellous discussion prompts.

Check your Functional Skills learning

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2011-08-26 16:06

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond, Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Resource type: Assessment material, Discussion points, Poster, Teaching idea

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A set of posters / cards / checklists designed to prompt discussion, check learning and keep a record of student progression. Designed for Entry Level Functional Maths and English learners in an FE setting but suitable for all levels and subjects.

Knife crime resources

Submitted by George Wormald on Mon, 2011-07-04 07:51

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Family learning

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Discussion points, Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors.

Caravan winner

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Mon, 2011-06-27 18:16

Literacy: General literacy / English, Word origins

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A really unusual reading comprehension exercise that also tests a range of maths skills (dates, large numbers, distance, etc.). Although the general reading level is around Level1 it is based on an Australian news article about a lottery winner and contains a lot of unfamiliar Australian vocabulary. Thus it also stretches Level 2 learners. An optional glossary is provided; this includes words such as swag, Slikpik, shire and half a dozen more.

Dice matrix games for English, Maths and ESOL

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Fri, 2011-05-13 16:12

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

Fun, multi-purpose speaking / reading / listening / writing / maths warm-up activity that can be used at any level and for any subject – particularly effective at Entry Level. Learners shake two dice to locate a word on a number matrix (good for maths:co-ordinates too!).
Five sample grids are provided – covering descriptions, homophones (2 grids), spellings and clothes – plus a blank grid so you can make your own. Includes full instructions and can also be used for numeracy.

Victor the Vote Counter activity

Submitted by Nafisah Graham-Brown on Thu, 2011-05-05 08:33

Literacy: Listen for gist, Listen for detail, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E1, E2, E3

This is a resource I developed, prior to the May 2011 referendum, to use as part of ‘language for expressing opinions’ at E3 Level. It’s quite basic but can be developed in different ways for classes of different levels. It is based the Victor the Vote Counter video available on YouTube or www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Independent living, News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: E1, E2, E3

A simulation of the AV and FPTP voting system first used in an Entry Level Functional Maths and English class on Referendum day May 5th 2011.

Students vote for their favourite chocolate and compare the results when using the two different systems.

Resource includes AV and FPTP ballot papers, ballot box labels and a polling station poster. Plus links to voting information videos and easy-read referendum information leaflets.

Creating a presentation

Submitted by Sanchia Hylton-Smith on Thu, 2011-04-07 11:55

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLc/L2.3, SLc/L2.4, SLd/L2.4, SLd/L2.5

ESOL: ESOL Speak to communicate

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L2

Excellent advice on giving a presentation (this is a required part of Level 2 Functional English assessment and would also be useful for L2 literacy and possibly L2 ESOL). Step by step guide to planning and delivery.

Legal age quiz

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-03-28 10:30

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Resource type: Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

E3-L1 'World Maths' Functional Maths

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2011-02-27 01:00

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day. I based it around the C&G E3 Numeracy exams but it is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.
Will also prompt disucssion on many issues from the cost of air travel through to literacy rates in Peru and traffic in the Panama Canal!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

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