Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

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

L1-L2 'World Maths' Functional Maths

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day of the year.
It is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths. Will prompt disucssion on many issues from the UK population through to literacy rates in Peru and the Coral Coast in Fiji!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

Week's TV Listings

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Sat, 2010-10-23 14:38

Literacy: Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.7, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E3.4

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

World Cup 2010 quiz

Submitted by Susan Kindred on Mon, 2010-06-21 21:12

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Quiz

A great PPT quiz – the emphasis in on maths (questions on number of matches played, groups etc.) but it also includes general knowledge questions. All question can be easily adapted if they are too easy / difficult.

Loop card generator

Submitted by Leia Fee on Thu, 2010-04-01 21:13

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, N1/L1.4

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Resource generator, Warm-up

A clever spreadsheet that creates a set of 15 loop or ‘follow me’ cards. Comes with a prewritten set of cards based on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 but can you can easily add your own questions and answers on any topic.

How to make a Christmas star

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sun, 2009-11-29 16:24

Literacy: Reading, Rs/E3.1

Numeracy: Measures shape and space

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Family learning, Christmas

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

How to make a Christmas starHow to make a Christmas starA fabulous set of illustrated instructions. Makes a great activity for literacy and numeracy classes (reading instructions, measuring, shapes, etc.) at many levels.
For an easy to use template please see Bryan Fitzpatrick’s accompany resource below.

Celebrating Diwali

Submitted by Louise Swain on Tue, 2009-09-15 16:25

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Diwali

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: L1

Celebrating Diwali cleverly combines details about the Hindu festival with information on the common homophones: there – their – they’re.

Questioning for understanding

Submitted by Jeff Moran on Tue, 2009-09-15 16:25

Literacy: SLc/E1.3, SLc/E2.2, SLc/E3.4, SLc/L1.2, SLc/L2.2, Poetry

General: Study Skills and General Teaching, Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Listening and/or speaking activity

Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.

For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).

Fairtrade business project

Submitted by Helen Connell on Tue, 2009-08-18 16:25

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Data Handling

ICT: Functional ICT, Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

Investigate the possibility of a college stocking fairly traded products in its canteen. Covers many reading, writing, ICT, numeracy, speaking and listening skills inc. data handling, report writing, creating charts and questionnaires, giving a presentation, etc. Ideal for embedding all three functional skills (or literacy, numeracy and ICT) especially for business students.

Day at the zoo

Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2009-06-19 16:25

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1

ICT: Entry 3 ICT

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1

A web research project that covers money and general reading / research / writing skills. You must plan a trip for 15 pre-school children.

Sports picture board

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

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).

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