Crossword

Themed crosswords for spelling, reading or revision of key facts.

Dogs saving penguins

Submitted by Marion Martin on Fri, 2016-07-08 13:20

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1

Free tags: Australia

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension, Wordsearch

A reading based on a news item. Includes comprehension questions, wordsearch puzzle, crossword, putting words in order to make sentences.

Editor’s note
Aimed at E2-E3 but some parts are suitable for E1 (with support). With Functional Skills mapping.

Using common conjunctions

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Wed, 2011-11-02 00:00

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment


A set of resources which explains the use of conjunctions and worksheets to practice using them correctly. Eight common conjunctions are covered in 5 different worksheets, along with a useful handout and a related word fill puzzle to check understanding.
Mapped to Entry Level 2 Functional English and E2-L1 Adult Literacy

Steer clear of swooping magpies

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Tue, 2011-08-30 20:18

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Free tags: Australia, Humour

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

Another great set of three comprehension resources from Australia. Each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle.

Dunlop Volley shoes

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Thu, 2011-08-11 19:43

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Free tags: Australia

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

A wonderful set of three comprehension resources, each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle. All based on the same Australian news article about the sudden popularity of Dunlop volley shoes / sandshoes (tennis shoes to us Brits!) in New York.

Artistic flair tackling crime

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Fri, 2011-06-24 11:42

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Australia

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

Level 1 reading comprehension, spelling and vocabulary tasks based on an Australian local news article about a successful youth art project in Deception Bay. The tasks can be concluded nicely with a related crossword puzzle – ideal for individual work or for group work if displayed on an IWB.

What are you wearing?

Submitted by Cathy Barton on Sun, 2011-06-12 16:51

Literacy: General literacy / English

ICT: Entry 1 and 2 ICT

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Sort or match cards

Level: E1

Set of interactive and paper based activities based on buying and describing clothes. The on-screen activities (match words and pictures, drag and drop sentences, cloze activitiy, crossword) make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard and can be extended and consolidated using the dialogue prompts, vocabulary cards and other activities in the PDF document.

To run the on-screen actvities, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on clothes1 to run.

ck words

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sat, 2011-06-11 11:30

Literacy: Fiction, Follow and understand, Apply strategies to spell correctly, Rw/E1.2

Free tags: Humour

Level: E1

Resource type: Crossword, Flash cards, Shared text, Sort or match cards

An outstanding resource for E1 emerging readers. Based on a humorous story, this set of multi-sensory phonics activities includes a 2 page story; detailed tutor notes; various sets of word cards for spelling, reading, rhyming, listening/speaking and alphabetical order activities; and a crossword.

Twilight books / films resource pack

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Thu, 2011-04-07 11:10

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.

Facts about pancakes

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Sun, 2011-03-06 08:54

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Reading comprehension

A recently designed resource that I wanted to share with my fellow skillsworkshop users. I wanted something to use with my learners as a spelling lesson.

Punctuation crossword

Submitted by Celia Rooks on Tue, 2010-06-08 21:12

Literacy: Rs/L2.2, Ws/L2.4

Resource type: Crossword

Level: L2

Punctuation crosswordPunctuation crosswordA lovely way of consolidating Level 2 punctuation work. Could also be used as a group revision exercise if projected onto a smartboard.

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