Spell correctly common words and relevant key words for work and special interest (a) Know and understand their own preferred strategies for extending spelling competence, including personal strategies for memorising spellings (b) Understand the importance of cumulative learning in spelling and of relating new to known spellings (c) Know that there are dictionaries specifically for spelling, and understand that ordinary dictionaries can be used to check spellings if the initial letters are known (d) Understand that some special-interest texts have glossaries of terms, which can be used as reference for spelling as well as meaning (e) Understand that a computer spell checker is of limited use until the user can judge how appropriate the suggested corrections are for the sense

Spellings for E3-L2 Functional English

Submitted by Sarah Penneck on Thu, 2012-09-20 21:22

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Dictation, Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Many of these common spellings used to crop up regularly in the former Level 1 literacy tests. They will also be useful for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills students.

They have been categorised to make learning more manageable for learners, but some spellings will fit into more than one group.

Spelling strategies evaluation

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Sat, 2012-04-28 18:05

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

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Handout or guide, Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

This was designed to be used with a group of dyslexic learners but would be applicable for any learners with spelling difficulties.

I have used this by separating the group into small groups or pairs and then giving each group a different strategy to try with one of the words from the word list (two are provided – one for E2-E3, one for L1-2) or a word of their own that they want to spell.

The learners get 10 minutes with each strategy and then need to evaluate the strategy.

Tattoo spelling

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Fri, 2011-12-23 15:16

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing

Free tags: spellings, tattoos

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

A warm up or round up exercise to get Functional Skills students interested in spelling! A lot of my students are interested in tattoos (this is one of the few jobs where the fact that I am covered in them is actually a good thing!) and this had led to a lot of discussion.

I often talk through the importance of considering their designs before getting them done and this ties in nicely.

Halloween reading comprehension

Submitted by Abigail Iliffe on Mon, 2011-10-31 13:31

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Wt/E3.4, Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity, Halloween

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Halloween theme.

Nine great spelling rules

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2011-10-23 18:31

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A succinct, beautifully clear and very useful one page handout and accompanying PPT. All the old favourites plus some that you might not be aware of. Includes suffixes, plurals, ible/able, etc.
The PPT could easily be contextualised to include words for specific vocational areas.

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

Tots Daycare Centre - homophone tasks

Submitted by Kathryn Fleming on Mon, 2011-08-29 19:34

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Wt/L1.6, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Can you find all the incorrect homophones in the Bury Tots Daycare poster?
Two versions available.
1) Select the correct homophone from a choice of two or three (E3 spelling)
2) Find the incorrect homophones (no help!). Level 1 spelling and proof reading
Ideal for embedding literacy and Functional English in Early Years courses

There their dominoes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2011-06-21 17:31

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

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Game

Written for E3-L1 ESOL students but equally suitable for literacy students. Match the two parts together to complete the phrase.

Scan for mistakes - speed test

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Sun, 2011-06-12 23:38

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

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A timed 2-minute speed test where learners must find and circle the correct spelling (4 options are provided for each spelling).

Twilight books / films resource pack

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Thu, 2011-04-07 12:10

Literacy: Fiction, Ww/E3.1, Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E2.2, Ws/E2.1, Functional English - writing

General: Dyslexia support

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Flash cards, Quiz, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

A set of resources, written for an Entry 2-3 literacy group of young adults who were ‘into’ the Twilight books and films.
The resources may also be useful in Functional English classes as they are media based and can be adapted e.g. used as the basis for letter writing to an editor or newspaper, etc.
Includes: article and related quiz/comprehension questions, crossword (including a version with arrows to help dyslexic learners), cloze exercise, plus related word lists/cards for the cloze exercise and crossword.

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