Functional Skills English
Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Engage in Discussion
Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
- Pack 1 – reading comprehension, Text B (blog post) and a discussion idea.
- Pack 2 – reading comprehension, Text C (news article) and a writing idea. You need Text A (available separately – see below)
Note that Text A (which is carton based) can also be cut up and used as a sequencing activity for lower levels – not as easy as it looks!
Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition)
Free tags: Easter
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Fully mapped with answer sheet and S&L idea.
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame
This integrated set of worksheet tasks develops speaking, listening & communication; reading and writing skills in relation to a topic of individual interest to the learner and also encourages independent research and planning.
Having compared and discussed the features of a few celebrity interview articles from a range of magazines, learners choose a celebrity (or star) who they would like to interview.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Functional English resource for Level 1/2 learners, working on Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. The PowerPoint presentation was used as a quiz to see if learners could recognise the flooded places and to encourage discussion leading onto the reading work.
Further opportunity is included for practising writing skills. A discussion was included on ‘Britain has the best climate in the world – do you agree?’
Editor’s note (Jan 23, 15.15)
Typo (p2) and several hyperlinks fixed
Literacy: Functional Skills English
General: Staff development
Resource type: Tracking or mapping
The Core Curriculum and Functions Skills Progression Overview side-by-side.
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.
ESOL: General ESOL
Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Revision material
The students make the games, play them and then discuss them. A great combination!
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment
I used it by discussing each of the screens with learners and then having them work through the reading text and the accompanying exercises.
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Simplified texts and DARTS activities with follow up writing tasks at E1 and E2.
Based on material from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website http://hmd.org.uk/
Prior to completing the reading and writing tasks the class listened to a podcast of a survivor talking about their experiences.The material from both the listening activity (http://hmd.org.uk/resources/podcasts/i-was-there)
and the simplified reading (original text at http://hmd.org.uk/resources/survivor-stories/hidden-histories-martha-blend) was then us
Free tags: Crimewatch
Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
A collection of resources based around the BBC programme CrimeWatch.
Designed with L1 Functional English students in mind, the lesson can lead in to further discussion about crime, security, safety etc.
The PPT also acts as a lesson outline which covers the following learning objectives.
- Identify information from a video source.
Identify information in text format.
Summarise text in own words.
Create a headline and newspaper article.
Use adjectives to describe appearance (extension).
Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths
ICT: Functional ICT
ESOL: General ESOL
Resource type: Game, Revision material
I originally did this with an E2E group and it proved popular. It’s an alternative to the “design a poster” task to review learning. The instructions are set out as a board game. it can be used for literacy, numeracy, ICT or ESOL.