Recognise and understand the vocabulary associated with different types of text, using appropriate strategies to work out meaning (a) Understand the types of word likely to be used in different kinds of text, depending on the context and purpose (b) Understand the use and effect of specialist vocabulary in particular text types

John's Crazy Socks

Submitted by Eleanor Kliffen on Sun, 2018-01-21 18:32

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Follow and understand, Plan, compose and draft, Identify main points and detail, Rw/L1.2, Use reading strategies, Engage in Discussion

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Writing: text focus (composition), ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)

Free tags: disability rights, Down's Syndrome, Equality and Diversity, inclusion

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3, L1

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

A reading comprehension and vocabulary activity suitable for both ESOL and Literacy / Functional Skills. The activities are based on a BBC News article about John Cronin’s online business, John’s Crazy Socks. John, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a co-founder of the business, along with his father, Mark.

In the activity, there are six tasks – prediction, vocabulary, comprehension (reading for gist and detail), gap filling (missing headlines), discussion and writing (a social media comment).

Glossary of Building Terms

Submitted by Toby Doncaster on Thu, 2017-01-05 21:43

Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.2

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: L1

Resource type: Reference card, Worksheet or assignment

A short exercise for Construction students to read the official definition for several terms and then write their understanding of the definition in their own words.

Chinese customs

Submitted by Philip Mansfield on Sun, 2012-04-29 14:36

Literacy: Rs/L2.1, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.7, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level 1 / Level 2 resource for literacy students exploring Chinese customs. This has proved to be a popular resource with my students. Includes: reading, dictionary work, comprehension and grammatical knowledge with a fun part where learners find their Chinese horoscope animal.

Birds of Prey grammar and vocabulary resources

Submitted by Kathy Emmott on Sun, 2011-09-04 18:06

Embedded literacy for Social Care anatomy

Submitted by Linda Haslam on Sun, 2011-09-04 17:40

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Rw/E3.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Beautiful set of resources for embedding spelling and vocabulary. Written for NVQ social care students but could also be useful in other vocational areas such as sport. A range of spelling and vocabulary activities on the topic of organs of the body.
Word and picture matching cards
Student reference sheet
Function matching cards
Look Say Cover Write Check spelling sheets (one for E2-E3, one for L1-2)
Fill in sheets

Parts of speech activity

Submitted by Ruth North on Mon, 2011-04-18 19:55

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This activity is in two parts.Firstly, learners should use the cards to match the words to their meanings. Next they should use the fill in worksheet to give an example for each one. Full instructions included.In addition to parts of speech it also includes synonym and homophone terms.

The quiet life in a child-free village

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2011-03-28 21:44

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Writing: text focus (composition)

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

Based on a 2010 BBC News article about Firhall village in the Scottish Highlands.The exercises include comprehension exercises, anagrams based on different parts of speech, finding alternative vocabulary and a short writing task.

Carpentry vocabulary

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Sat, 2010-01-30 22:22

Literacy: Rw/E3.4, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A resource to improve the correct use and spelling of technical vocabulary. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (15 words), alphabetical ordering, and spelling ideas. For individual or group challenges.

Construction word puzzles

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Tue, 2009-08-18 17:25

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Rw/E3.1, Rw/L1.2, Ww/L1.1

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Crossword, Wordsearch

These make excellent fill-ins or introductions to key vocabulary. 1 wordsearch, 1 crossword.

Japanese banks - credit crunch!

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sat, 2009-02-14 17:25

Literacy: Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Word origins

Free tags: Humour

Level: L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Shared text

A fun text to discuss in class. Use as focus on humour in writing, vocabulary and borrowed words, etc. Optional picture clues are provided to help students discover the meaning of eight Japanese words.

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