Level 1

King Richard III Functional English tasks

Submitted by Helen Whittaker on Fri, 2015-03-13 17:27

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Reading comprehension on the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral in March 2015.
Followed by writing tasks.
Level 1-2, with answers and curriculum mapping

Comic Relief maths E3 & L1

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Wed, 2015-03-11 21:56

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Two great resources for Red Nose Day, differentiated for L1 and E3.
Each covers many aspects of Functional Maths. Topics include money, ratio, proportion, fractions, extracting from tables, mean and range, calendars and much more.

Adult Ed Funding Cuts - English tasks

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Tue, 2015-03-10 18:25

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Editor’s note (11/3/2015)
Now includes an E2-3 version.

Topical L1-2 Functional English reading and writing tasks based on publicity about the latest, terrible round of adult education cuts.

Two cleverly differentiated resources. One for L1-2, the other for E2-E3. Both consist of a reading comprehension and two writing tasks.

Red Nose Day comprehension

Submitted by Laura Bell on Sun, 2015-03-08 17:35

Literacy: Form filling, Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Comprehension based on a Red Nose Day order form for schools. Two comprehensions – one L1/L2, one E3. Also some embedded maths and the E3 version includes form filling.

I recommend introducing the form with a discussion about features of text and layout.
The PDF form is available below and also online at:https://shop.rednoseday.com/sites/default/files/docs/rnd15_schools_orderform.pdf

Writing Prompt - Short Story

Submitted by Stephen Griffin on Thu, 2015-03-05 23:05

Literacy: Functional English - writing

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

A prompt to get learners writing a short story.

Learners must plan, draft and compose a piece of fiction that culminates with the line *The door slammed shut, never to be opened again.*

Good for brainstorming, planning, drafting, composing, checking and proofreading written work.

Editor’s note
The scaffolding and writing frames make this ideal for a wide ability range.

Calculating with Time

Submitted by Karen Foot on Tue, 2015-03-03 17:17

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L2.2

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

I wanted to create a resource to enable my students to practise calculating with time.

Most of the students work in Wiltshire, but live in Yorkshire, so I thought it would be fun if they explored different travel methods to Yorkshire to see which was the fastest. The travel distances and times were from the Internet and I created this resource differentiated for Levels 1 and 2.

Editor’s note
Clever differentiation.

Ratios for army soldiers

Submitted by Lulu Spink on Tue, 2015-01-20 10:18

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

This is a PowerPoint slide show on ratios (with answers) to use with Army soldiers. The subject matter is Adventurous Training and Mountain Leader Trainers (MLTs). Most of the presentation deals with the instructor/novice ratio. The final slide is about ammunition.

New Year 2015 comprehension

Submitted by Laura Bell on Thu, 2015-01-01 21:05

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.8

Free tags: New Year

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Reading comprehension based on a BBC website report of New Year round the world. The first part requires specific answers (i.e. Shanghai rather than China) to require learners to think about their answers rather than copy out general lumps of text. The second part asks higher level, more analytical questions.
I am using as an introductory topic to New Year sessions.

Editor’s note
A simplified E2 version of this resource is now available – scroll down to See also.

Blood Swept Lands L1-2 Functional Maths tasks

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2014-11-07 01:18

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, News, Politics &Government items, Voluntary & Charity

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A challenging set of questions based on a short text about the stunning Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London.
Questions cover number measures, time, money, area – many calculations involve working with very large numbers.

Perimeter and area of complex shapes

Submitted by Kellie Smith on Tue, 2014-10-21 16:12

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: L1, L2

A very useful PPT with guidance and examples on finding the perimeter and area of complex shapes.

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