Level 1

Writing a job application letter

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Fri, 2013-12-20 09:11

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

Pack contains reading, writing and discussion activities. Learners are required to plan, discuss and write a letter to apply for a job. Reading a job vacancy description and answering questions about the content is required before the letter is written. The pack also includes a role play section.

Editor’s note
Aimed at E3-L2 Functional English, this substantial work pack includes detailed teaching notes and curriculum mapping information. A useful writing frame is included for E3 learners.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1

Free tags: discussion in maths

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

The main resource has four pages. Three of the pages contain a chart and a brief to a group of students to discuss and write some sentences saying what the chart tells them. The twist is that each group of 3 students has a different chart drawn from the same data as the groups next to them. The fourth page has the table from which the charts were drawn.

The charts used are: dual/clustered bar chart comparing types of drink sold on two days.

Christmaths Quiz for L1

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Tue, 2013-12-17 08:50

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Christmas

Level: L1

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

A seasonal themed maths quiz I created using Carrie Bray’s excellent “45 Christmas Questions” resource as a base. It was designed to provide a fun informal assessment on some of the topics covered in the half-term leading to Christmas.

An E3 version is also available

Editor’s note
You can find Carrie’s original resource (which covered E3-L2) under See also below.

Christmas recipe activities

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2013-12-16 08:19

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/L1.6, MSS1/L2.5, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Recipe, Christmas

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Eight different tasks based on three delightful Christmas mincemeat recipes – accompanied by very enticing photographs!. Suitable for E3-L2. Tasks cover metric measures, a web investigation, converting between metric and Imperial units, and ratio and proportion. Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

Apostrophe flow chart

Submitted by Richard Scott on Fri, 2013-12-06 18:32

Pre-entry: Literacy

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.4a

Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation

Level: L1, L2

This resource uses a flow chart to help guide learners to the correct use of apostrophes.

Murder at the Grange parts 2 and 3

Submitted by Ruth Read on Fri, 2013-12-06 08:05

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E2.3, MSS1/E2.4, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3, MSS1/L2.2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This is an adaptation of Murder at the Grange, which my students have always enjoyed.

I wanted to extend the work on calculating with time, so learners have to use and extend timetables and calculate multi-stage journey times. I also thought it would be good to have some female characters!

There’s a version for L1-2 and one for E2-3, although there is some overlap. In the L1-2 version I have used 24-hour times.

Help John Golt: travel expenses claim

Submitted by Laura Addamiano on Thu, 2013-11-28 18:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N2/L1.10, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10, N2/L2.9

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving practical problems which involve extracting and interpreting discrete data from a table and also calculating a percentage increase.

Editor’s note
With Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy curriculum mapping

L1 Functional Maths key info for revision

Submitted by Diana Sandford on Sat, 2013-10-19 15:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1

Resource type: Revision material

This resource contains the basic information with examples for learners preparing to sit level 1 Functional Maths. It is by no means comprehensive but does cover the areas that most learners find problematic, such as ratio, fractions, decimals, percentages and perimeter, area and volume.

Song: Knock on Wood

Submitted by M Reagan on Tue, 2013-10-15 08:45

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity

Uses the call-and-response song “Knock on Wood” from “Casablanca” to discuss superstitions (touch wood), opposites, emotions, and contracted words.

Two pages, the first of which has the vocabulary and song lyrics printed out for students, the second is the teacher’s lesson plan. Teachers will either need a “Casablanca” DVD or access the song clip from YouTube.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

General: Staff development

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

The Core Curriculum and Functions Skills Progression Overview side-by-side.
Editor’s note
The print quality of this resource may be low as it is a cut, pasted and scanned (very useful) document. It is not available, even to contributors, as a Word document.
Richard has also posted a link to an interactive version of this document.

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