L1

Level 1

Littergram renamed? L1-2 Functional English pack

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Sun, 2016-05-15 16:09

Level: L1, L2

This is a literacy resource based around a recent news story. There are a range of tasks relating to an anti-litter app called ‘littergram’ and legal challenges made to the use of its name, with the potential to extend tasks into other aspects of littering and how the litter problem might be resolved. A final extension task asks students to take their own photographs of local examples of litter as supporting evidence for a writing activity.

Homemade L1 Functional Maths revision questions

Submitted by Hannah James on Wed, 2016-05-11 23:28

Level: L1

A set of questions created by a small group of Performing Arts students studying Level 1 Maths.
The questions were made up during their pre-exam revision sessions.
Some questions are not quite what you’d expect to find in the real exam!
Many topics are covered include ratios, metric measures, area & perimeter, time, percentages and money.

Phrase & metaphor follow me - domino loop cards

Submitted by Nigel Henry on Tue, 2016-05-10 17:21

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Game, Sort or match cards

An E3- L2 Set of ‘follow-me’ cards that can be used by a group of learners or as a domino card match ‘loop’ for an individual learner. Serves as a supplementary / plenary resource to identifying and defining common phrases/sayings.

Apostrophes and commas

Submitted by Julie Hobson on Mon, 2016-05-09 16:05

Level: E3, L1, L2

A powerpoint presentation showing incorrect use of the apostrophe and comma. Useful for discussions to show the correct use and for learners to say why the apostrophe is wrong. Has ‘its’ and ‘it’s’ and omissive and possessive apostrophes.

L1 Functional Maths self assessment activity

Submitted by Hannah James on Mon, 2016-05-09 14:07

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

A comprehensive list of Level 1 maths topics and descriptions.

Students to match the correct description to each topic. Then RAG (red, amber, green) rate their skills for each one using colour stickers. You can then use results to work on “Top 3 trickiest” skills, etc.

Editor’s note Ideal for start of the term or year, and also for final revision.

What have I learnt today? Self-reflection tool

Submitted by Allison Rice on Sun, 2016-05-08 20:35

Resource type: Teaching idea, Tracking or mapping

This is a simple resource that has proven to be a very effective motivational tool with pre entry to level 2 learners.

Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives PPT and activity

Submitted by Rachel Farrow on Sun, 2016-05-08 20:01

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

An interactive presentation to explain the meaning of nouns, verbs and adjectives and an accompanying hands-on activity to sort words into nouns, verbs and adjectives. This is good to use early in a course as it is fun and gets learners working in groups,

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Tue, 2016-03-22 00:13

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

A reading comprehension and writing activity based on a Cadbury’s Easter Brand Fact Sheet. Ideal for Level 1 Functional English.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped with answer sheet and S&L idea.

Easter Eggs Functional Maths investigations

Submitted by Geraldine Cruse on Sun, 2016-03-20 17:20

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Two differentiated investigations: one aimed at E3 learners, the other at L1.
Each covers a wide range of skills – including measures, bar charts, sell by dates, shapes and money. The L1 version includes a ‘best-buy’ section and fractions.
Adapted from previous Skillsworkshop resources including Easter Numeracy (Carrie Bray 2010) and Easter Eggs – Value for money? (Judith White, 2012).

Mothering Sunday

Submitted by Mary McMellon on Thu, 2016-03-10 12:36

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

This is a reading from a BBC site with questions based on the Edexcel L1 Functional Skills reading paper and a writing task. The topic is ‘Mothering Sunday’. It describes the history and gives information about traditional food.

Editor’s note
Very comprehensive. All aspects of L1 reading are covered – not just “reading for detail”.

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