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.

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.

360 Degree spelling test

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Mon, 2011-07-04 12:51

Literacy: General literacy / English, Apply strategies to spell correctly, Use reference sources

Resource type: Game, Quiz

Level: E3, L1, L2

This is a spelling game that allows the tutors to test the learners, the learners to test the tutors and then the learners to test each other. It is fun, competitive, supportive and covers the following areas:

  • Spelling
  • Skimming and scanning
  • Speaking and listening
  • Discussion/debating skills
  • Writing complete sentences
  • Decoding unfamiliar words

Knife crime resources

Submitted by George Wormald on Mon, 2011-07-04 06:51

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Family learning

Context: Health and safety, Independent living

Resource type: Discussion points, Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors.

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.

Caravan winner

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Mon, 2011-06-27 17:16

Literacy: General literacy / English, Word origins

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A really unusual reading comprehension exercise that also tests a range of maths skills (dates, large numbers, distance, etc.). Although the general reading level is around Level1 it is based on an Australian news article about a lottery winner and contains a lot of unfamiliar Australian vocabulary. Thus it also stretches Level 2 learners. An optional glossary is provided; this includes words such as swag, Slikpik, shire and half a dozen more.

Linda's holiday

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Mon, 2011-06-27 13:34

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A simplified story from Australia explains how Linda and her daughters are saving for a holiday. Accompanied by comprehension questions, writing- personal-opinions type questions, a spelling-punctuation task and a short writing task. Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and adult literacy (with additional teaching tips). Australian glossary provided for UK readers.

A troublesome trip: three letters of complaint

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Fri, 2011-06-17 12:30

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An unusual and challenging task that cleverly captures the tricky topics of tone and style. Learners are given three letters of complaint from the same author – about a trip to Snowdonia that went wrong.
Learners must first work out the order that the letters were written.This is followed by punctuation, comprehension, paragraphing, vocabulary and writing tasks. Differentiated questions for Level 1 and Level 2.

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.

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