Writing

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.

21 CV questions

Submitted by George Wormald on Mon, 2012-03-05 22:08

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

Free tags: CV, quiz

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Quiz

21 questions to answer about dos and don’ts on your CV preparation. Are the statements true, false or is there some discretion about what you can do? As a team quiz it prompts discussion and lets learners express their opinions and justify the points made. Can be used as a revision or introductory tool prior to creating a CV in Functional English, Functional ICT or work skills classes.
Answers are included.

Writing Christmas cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2011-12-17 00:00

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

Two practice Christmas cards to help E1-E2 learners with writing their cards. Print off and fold in half.

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

Literacy: Writing, Form filling, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material, Writing frame, Writing prompts


Three differentiated writing tasks / practice papers on the same theme. First, you apply to appear in a Christmas Concert at the village hall.

New Year Activities

Submitted by Jackie McCann on Thu, 2011-12-01 11:44

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

General: Autistic spectrum support

Free tags: New Year

Resource type: Discussion points, Teaching idea, Writing frame

Level: E2, E3

A set of resources created for a group 16-19 year olds with high functioning ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) but suitable for any E2-E3 literacy /Functional English student.

Involves discussion of year’s highlights, and a written reflection and prediction exercise. Finally, the students record their hopes and wishes which are then kept in sealed envelopes until l the end of the academic year (or other agreed date).

Achieve your New Year's resolutions

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Mon, 2011-11-21 10:31

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading, Writing

Free tags: New Year

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material, Writing prompts

An excellent set of L2 literacy/Functional English tasks based on a topical text about New Year’s resolutions.
Used as a mock exam, the first 12 questions are in the style of the Adult Literacy multiple choice exam and cover spelling, comprehension, punctuation, tone, vocabulary, etc. They are followed by several challenging writing, summarising and purpose/structure questions that are also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

Literacy: Reading, Writing

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A very good and rather challenging set of Level 2 reading and writing tasks. Based on a topical and controversial news article about the UK benefits system, it also makes an prompt for discussion.
The reading questions are multiple choice as in the Level 2 Literacy test but they are followed by several challenging writing and summarising questions that would also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

England's World Cup

Submitted by Matthew Brooke on Sat, 2010-06-19 21:22

Literacy: Writing, General literacy / English, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

A great set of mixed Entry exercises where learners are encouraged to use a range of positive (and negative!) adjectives to describe their favourite players.
Plus: write to Capello (writing frame included), reading and discussion, rearrange sentences, use conjunctions, and research previous World Cups.

Ask Anne - sharing a problem

Submitted by Anne Candan on Mon, 2010-06-07 21:22

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Writing, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Independent living

Level: E1, E2

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

A great set of functional English tasks based on an ‘agony aunt’ letter from someone who wants to lose weight (tutors should therefore use their discretion before using this resource).
Reading comprehension, discussion and a scaffolded writing task (with writing frame). Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E1-2 Functional English.

E1-E2 Cards and notes Functional English

Submitted by Janice Thorn on Mon, 2010-03-29 21:29

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E1, E2

Letters and notesLetters and notesA lovely set of writing tasks (each is accompanied by an example which also provides reading/purpose of text practice). 9 pages cover get well notes, party invitations, birthday notes, good luck cards, addressing envelopes and more. Most are accompanied by simple writing frames for a scaffolded approach.
Also includes simple grammar/spelling proof reading exercise, spelling (missing vowels) and extension/summative tasks with less scaffolding.

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