Functional Skills English

Horticulture SoW with embedded Functional Skills

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2011-05-26 22:08

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Resource type: Scheme of work

Level: E3

A 4 week scheme of work for OCN E3 Garden Horticulture. Great example of embedding aspects of all three Functional Skills into a vocational course. 4 × 2 hour sessions covering identifying weeds and vegetables; sowing seeds, bulbs and tubers; and preparing growing beds.
With detailed E3 Functional Maths,English and ICT mapping charts showing embedding of measuring, internet searching, reading instructions, writing plant profiles, etc.

E3 Eurovision Functional English tasks

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2011-05-07 18:46

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Eurovision

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Great set of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at E3. Based loosely on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest but are suitable for future years as the reading text is a general history of the contest and the speaking and writing tasks are not specific to 2010.
Includes reading questions, dictionary and alphabetical order work, discussion and asking questions, and writing prompts. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Fabulous set of resources – aimed at E2-L1 Functional English but some activities are also suitable for E1 and/or L2.
10 different sets of resources encompassing a range of teaching strategies and covering many aspects of reading, writing, and discussion.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.2, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This is a topical lesson, looking at the Japanese tsunami disaster and its coverage in the media.

It introduces students to identifying facts and opinions. It also allows students to discuss their own views (appropriately) about this disaster. Students are also given the opportunity to write their own newspaper article based around the facts of the events.

The PPT includes links to news videos and is best used in conjunction with the Fact or opinion handout.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2, E3

A student friendly resource. Uses the Functional Skills English Skills Standards / Coverage and Range information to keep track of students’ progress.

Three separate 3-page documents to track success in reading, writing, and speaking – listening – communication.

2010-11 Premier League Functional Skills

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Fri, 2010-07-30 22:12

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Data Handling

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A fantastic set of Functional Skills and literacy / numeracy activities, interspersed with word games and quizzes for lighter moments.
A great way to engage mixed ability groups of football fans! Topics include pie charts, bar charts, averages, goal differences, league table questions, nick names, ground capacity, interviews with Ancelotti and Ferguson (comprehension), buying a season ticket, directions to the match, pitch size, discussion, writing sentences and opinions and much more.

Functional Skills Business Project

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Mon, 2010-06-14 22:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Business & Money management

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A fabulous multi-level, multiple-skills project which clearly demonstrates how Functional English, Maths and ICT can be embedded into vocational teaching. Includes budgeting, forecasting, writing business plans, group discussion and much more. Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E3-L2 Functional English and Maths.

E1-E2 Red Nose Functional English

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Tue, 2010-06-08 22:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Red Nose posterRed Nose posterA super selection of functional English tasks. Based on a Red Nose Day / Comic Relief poster and story but can be used successfully at any time of year. Reading, writing and discussion tasks – with extra teaching ideas. Fully mapped to E1-2 Functional English.
Poster updated Feb 11 2011.

Ask Anne - sharing a problem

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

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.

L1-2 Eurovision Functional English tasks

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2010-05-26 22:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Free tags: Eurovision

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

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

Fabulous series of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at L1-2 and based on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
Includes 10 reading questions, summarising, dictionary work, discussion, writing prompts, and further ideas for extra Functional English (FE) work. Fully mapped to FE. Although topical this resource provides useful practice at any time of year.

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