Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Reading
Context: Animal care & Equine
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Pages 2 & 3 have two short texts that my students enjoyed very much. These help students practise reading and identifying the structure of CVC words. They will then be able to answer simple comprehension questions.
You may want to cut up the passages and set up a jigsaw reading activity.
Literacy: Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Christmas
Context: Voluntary & Charity
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts
Students are to plan and advertise a Christmas fete.
The resource covers writing lists and sentences, proof reading and using basic adjectives.
Students could use the Internet to find some ideas for Christmas stalls.
Literacy: Ws/L1.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Recipe
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
This is a simple activity to get learners used to the concept of writing instructive text. It can be used as an introduction to the topic of ‘Purpose of Text’ and is easily adaptable to different contextualised areas e.g.
Literacy: Rs/E2.1, Rs/E3.1, Rt/E2.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Interactive presentation
For sample instruction texts please to use with this PPT please see Carrie’s “Lasagne instructions” ,“Glass bead steriliser instructions” or “Pancake imperatives” below.
Context: Health, Social care, Early years
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Revision material, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment
- reading comprehension questions
- matching instructions to the correct tube/bottle/packet
- writing instructions
- cloze exercise
- word search
Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and with extra teaching tips.
Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E2.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Olympics
Resource type: Reading comprehension
A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
Two sets of reading comprehension questions and a writing task – all based on a simple everyday letter informing a friend of a change of address. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, E1-E2 Functional English or any literacy lesson that is focusing on informal letters.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
ICT: Functional ICT
Context: Gardening & Horticulture
Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.
Literacy: Fiction, Ww/E3.2, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E2.4, Rt/E3.8, SLc/E2.4, SLlr/E1.5, Wt/E2.1
The Cardigan is a set of professionally written resources based on the popular reader from New Leaf Books
Includes imagery, speaking & listening, symbols, spelling (changing y to an i) and memory skills. Encourages readers to get the most out of the book.
Resource type: Reading comprehension
A set of reading comprehension questions based on the short story by Tracy Richardson (see below). Also ideal for work on reading and writing simple sentences and general decoding / prediction work.