Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

Garment care

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sat, 2011-05-21 17:03

Pre-entry: Rtc/M8.3, Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rw/E1.1

Context: Independent living

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

Level: M8, E1

Straightforward but very practical worksheet where ESOL learners select a garment and answer questions about its washing care symbols. The written questions require at least E1 reading skills but other parts of the worksheet focus on symbol recognition and are thus suitable for pre-Entry emerging readers / writers.
Note: for more on laundry symbols see “Buying Clothes” PPT below.

E2-E3 Make a cake Functional Maths revision

Submitted by Ruth Read on Mon, 2011-05-16 08:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Measures shape and space, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Revision material, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Ideas for a revision class on the theme of making a cake. I have included a cake recipe by Delia Smith and some prices of cake ingredients and items for cake decorating.

I first used this activity with a mixed group of young adult learners with a range of learning difficulties. I found it worked better to give them a list of prices rather than asking them to find their own, because then they could focus on the main tasks.

Hat instructions

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Thu, 2011-05-12 21:10

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Listening and/or speaking activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: E2

Fun, hands-on activity that provides practice in both reading and listening to / following instructions. You should end up with a paper hat!
Fully mapped to Entry 2 Functional English (reading; speaking, listening and communication) and the adult literacy curriculum. Page 1 is for reading practice (or for the tutor to read aloud to the students), page 2 can be chopped up and used as a re-ordering exercise.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

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

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Fabulous set of resources – aimed at E2-L1 Functional English but some activities are also suitable for E1 and/or L2.
10 different sets of resources encompassing a range of teaching strategies and covering many aspects of reading, writing, and discussion.

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Independent living, News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: E1, E2, E3

A simulation of the AV and FPTP voting system first used in an Entry Level Functional Maths and English class on Referendum day May 5th 2011.

Students vote for their favourite chocolate and compare the results when using the two different systems.

Resource includes AV and FPTP ballot papers, ballot box labels and a polling station poster. Plus links to voting information videos and easy-read referendum information leaflets.

Numeracy: N1/E3.5, N1/L1.5

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Interactive whiteboard, Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1

Step by step method for using this very clever, little-known method of working out those tricky times tables from 6 to 9. (The method relies on the user knowing his or her “easier times tables” well so is not suitable for the complete times-tables novice. Very clear slides with lots of illustrated examples.
Please note you must have the Smart Notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the Notebook resource http://smarttech.com/

Santa Claus’ present hunt

Submitted by Paul O'Connor on Wed, 2011-04-13 20:42

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rs/E2.1a, ESOL Rs/E2.1b, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Writing prompts

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Make a Terrarium Functional English and ICT

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Wed, 2011-03-30 17:16

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

Level: E2

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.

E1-E2 Money activities

Submitted by Ruth Moulton on Tue, 2011-03-22 21:03

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.1, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.2

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Hands-on / kinaesthetic activity where learners select coins, work out prices and change, and line up in order of “wealth” (according to their laminated purse cards).
With teaching and differentiation ideas. Fully mapped to E1-E2 numeracy and Functional Maths.
Note: best used with real money but if you want printable money please use Magic Money for coins and Working in a Charity Shop for notes (see links below).

Comma Commotion

Submitted by Dory Anderson on Thu, 2011-03-10 23:08

Literacy: Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Interactive presentation

A Level 1/2 PPT quiz on commas. Some slides are based on persuasive-type texts so can also be used for purpose of text extension work, others are based on recent news items.

The game is multiple choice and based on colours. I use coloured hoops (as in hoola hoops) and bean bags. It can be team based or individual.

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