Functional English - reading
Free tags: Shrove Tuesday, Easter
Context: Catering Food Nutrition, History, Leisure Travel Tourism
Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension
A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1b, ESOL Rw/E2.5a, ESOL Ww/E1.2a
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Written for E1-E2 ESOL students but also suitable for E1-2 Functional English.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Reading
Context: Animal care & Equine
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Pages 2 & 3 have two short texts that my students enjoyed very much. These help students practise reading and identifying the structure of CVC words. They will then be able to answer simple comprehension questions.
You may want to cut up the passages and set up a jigsaw reading activity.
Literacy: Fiction, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text
Suitable for guided reading with Entry level learners in the run up to Christmas, this version of Dickens’s classic Christmas story (first published in 1843 and never out of print since) has been created using content downloaded from https://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol on 26th October 2016 and only slightly adapted for use as a paper resource.
The PDF file can be printed and, with the addition of a blank back-sheet, stapled to form a learner booklet.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Remembrance day
Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Editor’s note: covers all aspects of L1-2 Functional English – also suitable for GCSE.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Guy Fawkes
Context: History, Independent living
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.
I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.
Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment
A reading comprehension activity, based on an extract from a Guardian article on the value of smart meters. Questions cover the following skills: reading for gist, skimming, scanning, identifying the use of a pronoun, vocabulary matching and inferring. Suitable for Entry 3 – Level 1.
Literacy: Form filling, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E3.2
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.2a
Context: Employment skills & Public services
Resource type: Ice breaker, Sort or match cards, Warm-up
Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.
Numeracy: Functional Maths - number
Free tags: Olympics
Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing prompts
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).