Free tags: Shrove Tuesday, Easter
Context: Catering Food Nutrition, History, Leisure Travel Tourism
Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension
A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
Context: History, News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
This is a reading comprehension and dictionary exercise based on the life of Fidel Castro. I have provided the reading text first and then the vocabulary work. However, with some groups it may be better to work on the vocabulary before tackling the text.
Also includes a useful research/summarising/timeline activity and points for writing or discussion. Includes curriculum mapping but no answer sheet.
Literacy: Fiction, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text
Suitable for guided reading with Entry level learners in the run up to Christmas, this version of Dickens’s classic Christmas story (first published in 1843 and never out of print since) has been created using content downloaded from https://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol on 26th October 2016 and only slightly adapted for use as a paper resource.
The PDF file can be printed and, with the addition of a blank back-sheet, stapled to form a learner booklet.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Remembrance day
Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Editor’s note: covers all aspects of L1-2 Functional English – also suitable for GCSE.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Guy Fawkes
Context: History, Independent living
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.
I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.
Literacy: Functional Skills English
ESOL: General ESOL
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment
A reading comprehension activity, based on an extract from a Guardian article on the value of smart meters. Questions cover the following skills: reading for gist, skimming, scanning, identifying the use of a pronoun, vocabulary matching and inferring. Suitable for Entry 3 – Level 1.
ESOL: ESOL Reading
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards
I use this in my ESOL Functional Maths classes. I know there are already excellent measures / postal charges resources on Skillsworkshop, but I wanted to do a matching type exercise, which ESOL students are very familiar with.
Working in groups of 2 or 3 it promotes discussion and language development. The money amounts and phrases are cut into slips.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1
Free tags: Australia
Context: Animal care & Equine
Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension, Wordsearch
Aimed at E2-E3 but some parts are suitable for E1 (with support). With Functional Skills mapping.