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.

Literacy: General literacy / English, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.3, MSS1/E3.3

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity, Guy Fawkes

Context: History, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners but can be used with mixed ability groups from E2 – L1. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Guy Fawkes Night theme.

The first section is a comprehension based on the history of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. The text is suitable for E3-L2. Questions cover general comprehension, punctuation, homophones/spellings, proper nouns, alphabetical order and dictionary work.

Remembrance Day Functional English E1-2

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Fri, 2011-10-21 17:49

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Set of Remembrance Day tasks covering reading, writing and discussion.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 1 and 2 Functional English. With teaching tips and extension ideas.

Bonfire Night E1-2 Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Tue, 2011-10-18 07:53

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Guy Fawkes

Level: E1, E2

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

Topical set of resources covering reading, writing and discussion.Two simplified texts – one writer likes fireworks; the other does not! What do you think?
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 1 and 2 Functional English. With teaching tips and extension ideas.

Live the Lotto Dream v4 (mobile phone shop)

Submitted by Phillip Maxfield on Sat, 2011-09-17 11:56

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Painting Decorating & DIY, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A great project that covers many Functional maths and Functional English criteria. You win the lottery, buy a mobile phone shop and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites.

Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L2

Super set of 15 multiple choice literacy questions followed by 15 multiple choice numeracy questions. All cleverly based on the accompanying text about Led Zeppelin: ‘I come from Ice and Snow’, Led Zeppelin 1970. Written as revision material for L2 Access to Music students but suitable for any learners with an interest in music.
The literacy questions cover comprehension, spelling, vocabulary and purpose of text. Numeracy covers money, time, scale maps, substitution, percentages, area, range, median, and conversions.

1953: Derek Bentley hanged for murder

Submitted by Philip Mansfield on Sun, 2011-09-04 22:01

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: History, News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Excellent set of reading comprehension, vocabulary (definitions, synonyms, antonyms), grammar (parts of speech) and writing tasks (write an article) on this emotive topic. Based on a BBC “On this day” article.
Also ideal for prompting a Level 1 or 2 Functional English discussion.

British animal resources

Submitted by Kathy Emmott on Sun, 2011-09-04 18:30

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Functional ICT

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.1a, General ESOL

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Two resources that can be used together or independently.

  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

Drug awareness embedded Functional English

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

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.

New words in the Oxford Dictionary

Submitted by Billy Wood on Mon, 2011-08-29 07:52

Literacy: General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A starter activity for age 16+ . Guaranteed to engage and enthuse learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Students should make a note of each of the new words and then decide which one (out of 9) has not been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
It can prompt discussions on the words and learners can give their opinion on what they may mean.

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