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.

About Paul

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Sun, 2010-10-17 16:52

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

Literacy: General literacy / English

Level: M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A 7 page work / activity book originally written for Milestone 7-8, E1 ESOL students but also suitable for literacy students. Covers reading (or listening to) a simple narrative, comprehension, spelling/handwriting and reading key words (match words to pictures and pictures to phrases).

Quick Read resources

Submitted by Ruth Read on Fri, 2010-06-25 22:12

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Free tags: Quick Reads

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A varied set of tasks based on two popular Quick Read titles: Chickenfeed by Minette Walters and Murder in Catcher’s Wood by Paul Horsman (in the Sun Book of Short Stories). Includes comprehension questions, paragraphing, punctuation and writing ideas.

England's World Cup

Submitted by Matthew Brooke on Sat, 2010-06-19 22:22

Literacy: Writing, General literacy / English, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

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

A great set of mixed Entry exercises where learners are encouraged to use a range of positive (and negative!) adjectives to describe their favourite players.
Plus: write to Capello (writing frame included), reading and discussion, rearrange sentences, use conjunctions, and research previous World Cups.

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.

Readwell Road Step 3 stories A-C

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sun, 2010-05-02 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E2, E3

Readwell Road - The Shop is SavedReadwell Road – The Shop is SavedThe first set of Step 3 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.
These three Entry Level 2-3 texts continue the stories of the people introduced in Step 1 (A-C) and Step 2 (A-C) – see below. Ron and Pam’s Post Office is saved; the continuing saga of Peg at the pub and her man Sam; and poor old Jim, who lives in the bungalow at No.

Remembrance Day

Submitted by James Woods on Sun, 2010-05-02 22:29

Literacy: General literacy / English

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: Employment skills & Public services, History

Level: L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Remembrance DayRemembrance DayA series of comprehension / research / dictionary tasks based on 3 separate short texts about Remembrance Day, the Menin Gate, and the Holocaust. The final task gives a choice of creative writing ideas.
Written for employment students in order to develop research, communciation and teamwork skills (but suitable for all L2 learners).

My MP lesson plan and resources

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Sat, 2010-04-24 22:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Originally used pre-2010-election in a mixed ability (E1-L2) group but also makes an excellent Functional English resource at any time.
Detailed 2.5 hour lesson plan includes discussion, mini-presentations, web research and paired writing. Includes internet research guidance sheets, scaffolded gap-fill sheet to help with the web research task and a sample MP information sheet. Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E3-L2 Functional English.

Literacy: General literacy / English, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 2 Literacy test based on a student union magazine article about education cuts.
12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, tone, punctuation, etc. These are followed by 5 non-multiple choice questions which include a writing task, persuasive writing techniques, and summarising.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).
Contributed by Rachel Emmett and Rose Veitch

Readwell Road Step 2 stories A-C

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sat, 2010-03-20 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1, E2

Readwell Road - Peg's Pub.Readwell Road – Peg's Pub.The first set of Step 2 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations. These three Entry Level 1-2 texts continue the stories introduced in Step 1 books A-C (see below). Ron and Pam’s Post Office may be closed; the continuing saga of Peg at the pub and her man Sam; and *poor old Jim, who lives in the bungalow at No.

Readwell Road Step 1 stories D-F

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sun, 2010-02-28 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1

Readwell Road - Mick and LinReadwell Road – Mick and LinThe second set of Step 1 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations. These three Entry Level 1 stories introduce the people who live at No. 3. (Wil and Lal, second marriage, 3 kids between them), No. 5 (Helen & Adam, big house, one son who’s not allowed any pets) and No. 7 (Mick & Lin, both work as cooks but their jobs are in danger).

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