General literacy / English

Literacy resources that cover a range of skills (often at several levels) from two or more of the following areas: speaking & listening, reading, writing.

Victoria Beckham in Amercia

Submitted by Jan Long on Fri, 2012-09-28 18:12

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material

Written for students to practise their skills just before the old-style multiple choice literacy exams – but it can be used to check many Functional English reading and writing skills at any time.

Young drivers - reading, discussion and writing

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2012-09-09 20:45

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

An original resource to generate discussion, practise reading comprehension and writing skills (formal letter). Ideal for Functional Skills Motor Vehicle students. Aimed at L1-2 although the discussion is also suitable for Entry Level.

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2

A set of reading and writing activities to accompany Readwell Road book 2A Will the Shop Shut?. You will also need need to download book 2A (scroll down to See also)

Readwell Road adult reading scheme books have been a great hit since they first appeared on skillsworkshop in 2010. Site contributor Linda has now gone on and independently published the complete set of 48 books. Linda has recently produced sets of photocopiable activity books to accompany all the stories in Steps 1 and 2.

Readwell Road activity sheets for 1A The Shop

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Thu, 2012-09-06 12:22

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

A set of reading and writing activities to accompany Readwell Road book 1A The Shop. You will also need need to download book 1A (scroll down to See also)

Readwell Road adult reading scheme books have been a great hit since they first appeared on skillsworkshop in 2010. Site contributor Linda has now gone on and independently published the complete set of 48 books. Linda has recently produced sets of photocopiable activity books to accompany all the stories in Steps 1 and 2.

Literacy: General literacy / English, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Business & Money management, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A functional skills practice writing task for English at E3-L2. Learners write to the Bayfords, recent winners of the £148m Euro Millions jackpot, suggesting what they could spend the money on to help others (or themselves!).

Could be linked to maths: examining costs, interest, odds of winning etc.

Olympics London 2012 project

Submitted by Pam Benfold on Thu, 2012-08-02 15:42

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Investigation or project

A lovely unit of work from Australia. Designed to be used during and after the games.
Cloze exercise, web research, discussion and self-evaluation.

Editor’s note
Apologies, the resource file had gone missing! Re-attached Dec 9, 2013

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: History

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Lesson plan, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This carousel of Jubilee tasks was hurriedly put together for a group of 10 E1-E3 Functional Maths and English 16-19 year old learners who had just (very successfully!) finished all their Edexcel Functional Skills assessments.

After a year of hard work from my students, the emphasis was on celebration and fun. However, learning objectives included: measuring, counting, writing an email, spelling, 2D shapes, estimating, rounding and working with money.

Diamond Jubilee proof reading and synonyms

Submitted by Joy Burkitt-Tom... on Tue, 2012-05-29 17:38

Literacy: General literacy / English

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This resource will assess homophones, verb-subject agreement, past tense and finding synonyms.
L1 and L2

Diamond Jubilee

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Tue, 2012-05-29 14:51

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: History, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A whole session activity based on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I used it to build on some dictionary work we hade been doing in previous sessions as well as paragraph writing and report writing. We had also been talking about open and closed questions so I have used examples of each in this resource to see if learners spotted them (they did!)

We are based in the same building as the library so there is lots of information handily available about local events but I also had internet enabled laptops in the classroom.

A terrible mistake

Submitted by Marion Martin on Mon, 2012-05-14 22:08

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A short reading text followed by exercises: True or False; Putting words in the correct order to answer questions; Writing sentences with words from the story (or sentences may be copied from the story) and a WordSearch.
This is followed by some dialogue using the situations in the story for practising pronunciation.
Suitable for literacy and ESOL.

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