Free tags: Spring, Equality and Diversity
Resource type: Quiz
With answers and embedding /extension ideas for all levels.
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts
A work book style resource to support the development of Functional Skills English for Construction students (also specific activities for Painting & Decorating and Plastering students).
Includes reading comprehension, planning leaflets, summarising key points, and report writing. With curriculum mapping (and very useful writing frames for lower level students).
Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8
Resource type: Game
A simple but effective dice game to help students become familiar with, and practise, calculating percentages of amounts. You will need to customise 2 dice by writing amounts on one and percentages on the other.
Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L2.1, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Flash cards, Writing prompts
Please share your ideas on suitable objects to use for this really creative task. If you are a registered contributor you can log in and leave a comment – otherwise email me using the Contact us link at the bottom of any page.
Literacy: Fiction, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text
Suitable for guided reading with Entry level learners in the run up to Christmas, this version of Dickens’s classic Christmas story (first published in 1843 and never out of print since) has been created using content downloaded from https://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol on 26th October 2016 and only slightly adapted for use as a paper resource.
The PDF file can be printed and, with the addition of a blank back-sheet, stapled to form a learner booklet.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Guy Fawkes
Context: History, Independent living
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: Functional Skills English
ESOL: General ESOL
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment
A reading comprehension activity, based on an extract from a Guardian article on the value of smart meters. Questions cover the following skills: reading for gist, skimming, scanning, identifying the use of a pronoun, vocabulary matching and inferring. Suitable for Entry 3 – Level 1.
Literacy: Apply grammar, Apply strategies to spell correctly
ESOL: ESOL Writing: sentence focus (punctuation and grammar), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)
Context: Painting Decorating & DIY
Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment
It is designed to be used as a whole group lesson starter. It is differentiated in the sense that more able learners will be expected to complete the more complex tasks.
The vocabulary in the example sentences is aimed at Painting & Decorating students, but the resource is suitable for all.
Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Entry level Functional Skills Maths on the theme of vehicles queuing up ready to board a ferry.
Covers many aspects of Functional Maths including: number, position & size, simple lists and charts, and time.
Two versions available: E1-E2 and E2-E3.
With detailed Functional Maths mapping and teaching tips