Scan texts to locate information (a) Understand that it is not always necessary to read every word (b) Know that headings, sub-headings and key words give clues about conten

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet. Can also of course be used for normal classwork , revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Based on an article on Pancake Day events in a recent edition of the Evening Standard. Includes restaurants, pancake races, charity events and competitions.

Formula One 2013 Circuits exercise

Submitted by Sue Cawdron on Sun, 2013-09-29 19:48

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This is an exercise designed to have learners find particular information in a table. They then have to enter some information on circuit details forms – they also have to use an atlas or similar to identify the correct national flag for each circuit.

This is a popular resource for all-male classes where they already may have an interest in Formula One. It can make a great classroom display as well.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/E3.9

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3

Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English interactive PowerPoint presentation on scanning, skimming, reading for detail and using images in text.
Includes a paired work activity on screen 9 for which you’ll need a range of texts including plenty of dictionaries, depending on you class size.

Country Foods - understanding food labels

Submitted by Jane Clamp on Fri, 2011-07-22 13:35

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.3, N1/E3.1, HD1/E3.1

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.7

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

An interesting worksheet that covers both literacy and numeracy. Best used with an interactive food label on the UK Government Eatwell site but the questions can also be answered using the provided printout.
Covers reading comprehension (scanning), extracting information from tables, using decimals and place value.

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction, Rs/E3.3, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Ws/E3.3, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

The third book of Step 4 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.

This story is aimed at Entry 3 readers and continues the story of Jim and Nan people introduced in Steps 1 to 3 (for Entry 1 and 2 readers) – see below for links to these stories.

In this story Jim and Nan finally get the help they need in their garden – but all is not what it seems!

Week's TV Listings

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Sat, 2010-10-23 15:38

Literacy: Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.7, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E3.4

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.


Submitted by Jacqueline Buchanan on Thu, 2009-09-17 17:25

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.5, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

A substantial 3 page text about capital city’s landmarks and tourist attractions. Ideal for students living in or visiting London. Followed by 6 pages of activities including questions, true/false, wordsearch, dictionary and alphabetical order work.

Hairdressing resources for E3-L1

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Thu, 2009-07-09 17:25

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

Literacy: Writing, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A great set of literacy and numeracy resources based on making appointments. Includes blank and filled appointment sheets, treatment price list (with accompanying questions) and a short writing activity. Ideal for working with money and time. Also involves scanning text.

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Autumn Festivals – Entry 3 comprehension questions (also includes alphabetical ordering and dictionary work) based on a short text about autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths. The short text is from the Autumn Apple Cake resource (see below) which you will also have to download.

Holiday brochure appetiser

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Thu, 2008-09-11 16:52

Literacy: Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.6, Rt/L2.7

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Teaching idea, Warm-up

A great warm-up activity. Students work in pairs to find information in holiday brochures. Easily adapted for your own brochures. Covers scanning, organisational features, detailed reading, etc. at E3-L2.

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