E1

Entry level 1

Writing cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2012-09-09 19:45

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

Context: Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

A set of cards including birthday, get well, good luck and new baby aimed at E1/ E2 learners. Print them off and fold in half as practise for writing short messages. It may help to elicit suitable phrases from students and discuss suitable layout for their text inside the card.

I also recommend bringing in some sample envelopes to help learners recognise how to lay out a name and address.

Ideal for Entry Functional English writing.

Readwell Road activity sheets for 1A The Shop

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Thu, 2012-09-06 11:22

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

A set of reading and writing activities to accompany Readwell Road book 1A The Shop. You will also need need to download book 1A (scroll down to See also)

Readwell Road adult reading scheme books have been a great hit since they first appeared on skillsworkshop in 2010. Site contributor Linda has now gone on and independently published the complete set of 48 books. Linda has recently produced sets of photocopiable activity books to accompany all the stories in Steps 1 and 2.

Email writing frames for Functional English

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2012-09-05 15:23

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

ESOL: ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing frame

A set of 9 email templates / writing frames for all levels.
Long ones, short ones, plain ones, shaded ones, some with proof reading tips, one with a focus on using conjunctions. Pick and choose to suit your learners.

With a useful Functional English mapping chart listing all the coverage and range writing statements for each level from E1 – L2.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.1, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.2

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLc/E1.1, SLc/E1.4, SLc/E2.1, SLc/E2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

Choosing and purchasing food and drinks. General discussion of foods that can be bought in a cafe or other outlets.
Find the cheapest, most expensive, two the same price, etc.
E1 – match food pics to words
Adding up the total cost of their meal (whole pounds or Australian dollars only).
Plus a cafe order docket for a role play. Students can take turns in being a waiter or waitress and writing down orders and adding up the bill.

The Interview

Submitted by Diana Sandford on Tue, 2012-06-19 10:34

Literacy: Speaking & Listening, Plan, compose and draft, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing

ESOL: General ESOL

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing frame, Writing prompts

I developed this simple resource initially as a speaking and listening exercise but quickly discovered I could extend it into a writing activity. The questions are designed not to be too personal. I have used it several times and it has worked well with learners from Entry 1 to Level 2. I particularly like the fact that learners have produced some really excellent writing, which is usually what they find the most difficult.

For the first part of the activiy, learners work in pairs.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: History

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Lesson plan, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This carousel of Jubilee tasks was hurriedly put together for a group of 10 E1-E3 Functional Maths and English 16-19 year old learners who had just (very successfully!) finished all their Edexcel Functional Skills assessments.

After a year of hard work from my students, the emphasis was on celebration and fun. However, learning objectives included: measuring, counting, writing an email, spelling, 2D shapes, estimating, rounding and working with money.

Compare measures E1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Chris Farrell on Sun, 2012-04-29 10:44

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.3, MSS1/E1.4, MSS1/E1.5, MSS1/E1.6

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

I made these files to help my E1 students become familiar with this question format before doing the assignments.

I had found in previous years that though they managed comparatives orally and could eventually make up sentences including them, they were confused by these questions in their assessments.

I hope someone else can find them useful.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to the Functional Maths coverage and range statements and the E1 process skills. With extension ideas.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Health and safety

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Discussion points, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Warm-up, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E1, E2

Worksheets and tasks around the theme of emergencies. Written for ESOL but also suitable for adult literacy and Functionakl English.

The worksheets and tasks include reading for information, preparing and practising an emergency phone call, speaking and writing about an emergency situation. The material is set in an Irish context so some of the vocabulary is specific e.g. ‘garda’ is a police officer and ‘gardai’ is police.

Colour match activities

Submitted by Paola Zurawska on Mon, 2012-04-23 21:47

Pre-entry: Rw/M6.1, Rw/M6.2, Rw/M7.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rs/E2.2, Rs/E2.3, Rw/E1.1, Ww/E1.2

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rs/E2.1b, ESOL Rs/E2.1c, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.2b

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M6, M7, M8, E1, E2

Set of four graduated activities for preEntry up to Entry Level 2 ideal for mixed ability literacy and ESOL groups. Colour word cards provided.
Match identical pictures (Milestones 6-7)
Match or write colour words to pictures (Milestone 8 – Entry 1)
Simple cloze activity (E1-E2)

How many smileys?

Submitted by Chris Farrell on Mon, 2012-04-23 20:07

Pre-entry: N1/M8.1

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1

Numeracy: Whole Numbers, N1/E1.1, N1/E1.2, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1a

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: M8, E1, E2

A powerpoint used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2, but always use it as a check with E3 – L2 at the beginning of the year. They all enjoy it and never complain it should be for babies. It could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word.

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