Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

Littergram renamed? L1-2 Functional English pack

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Sun, 2016-05-15 15:09

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Discussion points, Hands-on / practical activity, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

This is a literacy resource based around a recent news story. There are a range of tasks relating to an anti-litter app called ‘littergram’ and legal challenges made to the use of its name, with the potential to extend tasks into other aspects of littering and how the litter problem might be resolved. A final extension task asks students to take their own photographs of local examples of litter as supporting evidence for a writing activity.

Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives PPT and activity

Submitted by Rachel Farrow on Sun, 2016-05-08 19:01

Literacy: Apply grammar, Use knowledge of grammar

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Interactive presentation, Sort or match cards

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

An interactive presentation to explain the meaning of nouns, verbs and adjectives and an accompanying hands-on activity to sort words into nouns, verbs and adjectives. This is good to use early in a course as it is fun and gets learners working in groups,

Let's Count with Sweets!

Submitted by Andrea Slade on Mon, 2016-01-18 21:37

Pre-entry: N1/M8.3, N1/M8.4, N1/M8.5, N1/M8.6

Free tags: Smarties & Love Hearts

Level: M8

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A fun, sweet counting activity. Learners will learn basic counting skills and number recognition from one to nine. In addition, they will learn colour matching.
Print onto A4 and laminate – you will also need a packet of M & M sweets.

Using timetables to plan a journey

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Sun, 2015-11-29 17:50

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Students regularly tell me they cannot read bus timetables and just wait for the next one to come along! This activity asks learners to find the most appropriate bus for my journey.
I print the timetables (pages 2-8) out enlarged to A3 and stick them to walls of my classroom.

Update (June 2016)
Answer sheet (and error report for one question) kindly provided by Ray Sheerin and Jay Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks, Adult Learning.

Buying gifts - Functional English tasks (E1-2)

Submitted by Alison Hastilow on Mon, 2015-10-12 08:23

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Two differentiated functional English tasks that involves a number of reading and writing skills (with a bit of maths thrown in!). Learners can personalise this by using names of their own friends and family. For both versions you will need copies of the current Argos book or access to the web site.

Entry 2 version includes: using a catalogue or web site, writing a list & a gift tag, budgeting, writing a note. You will need one gift tag per learner.

Capital letters consequences game

Submitted by Ruth North on Fri, 2014-01-17 10:23

Literacy: Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Functional English - writing

Free tags: consequences, fun

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Ice breaker, Teaching idea

A recap game to practise applying knowledge of when to use capital letters. Learners supply names, dates, places and objects to create a mis-matched story.

It could also be used as an icebreaker.

Christmas Gingerbread maths

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2013-11-24 18:46

Pre-entry: N1/M8.3, MSS1/M8.3, N1/M8.6

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E1.1

Free tags: Christmas

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M8, E1

Measures, shape and space activity suitable for Entry 1 learners.

Editor’s note
Used with a gingerbread house bought in Aldi (Christmas 2012) but similar houses are available in other stores.

Shape starter activity

Submitted by Helen Connell on Tue, 2013-10-08 18:17

Pre-entry: Numeracy

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L2.7, MSS2/E3.1, MSS1/L2.8

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Ice breaker

This is a good starter activity to introduce measures, shape and space. It is also useful in dividing classes into small groups.

Using the templates I created I printed them on to card of different colours. I gave the shapes to the learners as they entered the room and told them to find the table with the same shape on it. When they reached the table they found the shape and some questions to answer.

After five minutes I asked for feedback from the learners.

Area, perimeter, volume re-cap task

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Mon, 2013-10-07 19:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.10, MSS1/L2.7, MSS1/L2.8, MSS1/L2.9

Free tags: area, metric, perimeter, shape, space, volume

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

I made this resource to check prior learning of a group I took over from another lecturer.
It could work well for assessment, revision or as an extension task.
Editor’s note
With Functional Maths mapping

Literacy revision games

Submitted by Hayley Rainsforth on Mon, 2013-09-23 19:01

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Revision material

Some games to play with literacy or Functional English groups for revision.
Ideal for Entry 3-Level 2

Editor’s note
The students make the games, play them and then discuss them. A great combination!

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