Functional English - writing
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts
A work book style resource to support the development of Functional Skills English for Construction students (also specific activities for Painting & Decorating and Plastering students).
Includes reading comprehension, planning leaflets, summarising key points, and report writing. With curriculum mapping (and very useful writing frames for lower level students).
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
Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L2.1, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Flash cards, Writing prompts
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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: 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.
Literacy: Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.2, Functional English - writing
Context: Employment skills & Public services
Resource type: Informative presentation, Sort or match cards
Firstly, I would check learners understand the term ‘Employability’ and, using the letters in the the word, ask learners to come up with ideas for the personal skills and qualities needed to get a job. For example – E – enthusiastic, energetic, M – motivated, multi-talented …etc. I would then move on to the PPT.
The Power Point is fairly straight forward. Work through this but stop to do the card activity (after slide 5). Laminate and cut up the card activity.
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).
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts
I trialled it with my learners as a ‘practise’ presentation before their final assessment.