Functional Skills English

Drug awareness embedded Functional English

Submitted by Andrew Speers on Sat, 2011-09-03 08:32

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Drug awareness

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

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Poster, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Everything you need for embedding literacy / Functional English into a teaching session that looks at drugs.

Learners explore the types types of drugs and also some of the origins of the problem. It covers types of text and some reading and spelling, including segmenting. There is also a ‘DARTs’ type exercise that explores how to treat a person who may become ill, instructions to re-order, and posters to laminate and discuss.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Six task sheets written as embedded literacy resources for Entry Level core NOCN module: Introduction to diversity in society.

  • What is diversity?
  • Recognising diverse groups
  • What is discrimination?
  • Responding to discrimination
  • Effects of discrimination
  • Tupac – Changes

Although aimed at Entry 2-3 most of the sheets could also be used in higher level groups and make marvellous discussion prompts.

Organising tournament refreshments

Submitted by Crimson Tazvinzwa on Sat, 2011-08-27 19:40

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Finding and selecting information, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Sport

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

An E3-L1 Functional Maths, English and ICT task first used with learners at Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. Plan and cost a restaurant meal for 20 officials (originally held at Frank and Benny’s, Chingford, but you will need to provide menus from a favourite local restaurant or chain) and then present your results in a spreadsheet..

Check your Functional Skills learning

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2011-08-26 15:06

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond, Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Resource type: Assessment material, Discussion points, Poster, Teaching idea

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A set of posters / cards / checklists designed to prompt discussion, check learning and keep a record of student progression. Designed for Entry Level Functional Maths and English learners in an FE setting but suitable for all levels and subjects.

Alcohol Abuse L2 Functional English study pack

Submitted by Tina Smith on Fri, 2011-08-19 09:23

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Free tags: Drug awareness

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A fabulous and very topical study pack for Level 2 Functional English students. Covers all aspects of Functional English and is fully mapped to the Functional Skills criteria.
13 tasks covering reading, writing and discussion. Includes: spelling, dictionary work, formal and semi-formal letter writing, surveys and graphical information, reading comprehension, punctuation and paragraphing, and summarising. With teaching notes and several exemplar answers.

Entry Functional English employment pack

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Fri, 2011-07-01 18:38

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Fully mapped integrated set of tasks covering all aspects of Functional Skills English (reading, writing and communication). All tasks are based on a job vacancy advert. Aimed at Entry Level 3 but there are differentiated task sheets and the detailed teacher notes explain how the tasks can be simplified for E1 and E2.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Summer

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing. Based on a trip to a seaside music festival, it makes a very appealing summer-time revision activity for music fans of any age.

The real-life, practical nature of the tasks makes them equally suitable for Functional Skills English practice.

Museum trip - E3 practice literacy assignment

Submitted by George Wormald on Thu, 2011-06-30 19:46

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing. Based on a real trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford it is written in a generic style and could be any local museum / art gallery.

The real-life, practical nature of the tasks makes them equally suitable for Functional Skills English practice.

L1 Functional English scheme of work

Submitted by Tess Ashley on Mon, 2011-06-13 20:05

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Resource type: Scheme of work

Level: L1

An outstanding 30 week scheme of work for Level 1 Functional English (one 3hr lesson per week). With Key Skills, adult literacy (Skills for Life) and Functional English mapping. Detailed content fully covers all speaking, listening and communication; reading; and writing criteria. With equality and diversity notes, Every Citizen/Child Matters, differentiation and more.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Scheme of work, Worksheet or assignment

A substantial set of resources for BTEC Sport students. Based on a Functional English lesson given on Sport Relief day (but suitable for any time of year as it is based on the Back Up charity for spinal cord injuries – not Sport Relief). Includes

  • Scheme of work for an entire academic year – covers all aspects of Functional English (reading, writing, SL&C). 18 pages.
  • Lesson plan, rationale and teaching notes for the Sports Relief session. Based on producing promotional material for a charity.

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