Teaching idea

Interesting, and often quite general, teaching ideas.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

Simple yet very useful and effective templates for depicting and/or visualising fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

Word Wheel Template (editable)

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 20:56

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words, Apply strategies to spell correctly

ESOL: ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Cut and stick, Hands-on / practical activity, Resource generator, Teaching idea, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT.

Fatal Affraction

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 17:21

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, GCSE N10, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3

ICT: Using ICT

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

This is a set of worksheets in a MS Excel workbook that deals with fractions. – Sheet one: a set of pictures (pie charts) that shows fractions from halves to tenths – Sheet two: equivalent fractions with two pie charts, learners can input fractions and see if they are equivalent by looking at the shape of the pie charts – Sheet three: starting to look at fractions being equivalent to decimals with two pie charts one for fractions and one for decimals – Sheet four: a ‘playground’ for learners to input various fracti

Are graffiti artists criminals?

Submitted by Sean Delaney on Tue, 2017-10-10 15:59

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Use appropriate language and strategies

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Two PowerPoint resources for discussion that can feed into Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills for English, Speaking & Listening.

Editor’s note
Also covers research, reading and writing. Great for prompting discussion among 14-19 year olds.

Pick 'n Mix writing task

Submitted by Ruth North on Tue, 2017-06-20 19:50

Literacy: (a) Use tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

I’m using this activity to give learners a writing frame for a piece of creative writing. I want them to really think about purpose of text when they are creating it, so they have to pick the format, style and tone of their work and plan it out.

Decimal multiplication connect 4

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 16:39

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.5, N2/L2.6

Resource type: Game, Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

A game for 2 players to help with multiplying decimals with or without a calculator.
Learners take turns to choose 2 numbers to multiply, then cover up the answer on the grid. This continues until a player has 4 counters/initials in a row(diagonally, horizontally or vertically).
Prompts can be used for learners to pick a target answer and to try to work out which 2 decimals are going to give that answer.
Editor’s note
Laminate for re-use. A great game.

Work & Leisure pack E2-L1

Submitted by Sandy Fleming on Mon, 2016-10-10 09:24

Literacy: Functional Skills English

ESOL: General ESOL

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A huge and extremely comprehensive pack of resources. Written for ESOL learners but many parts are also suitable for Functional English and/or Job Skills groups.

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: ESOL Listening, ESOL Speaking, ESOL Reading

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Teaching idea

Passage to IndiaPassage to IndiaThese lesson activities are based on scenes from David Lean’s 1984 film, A Passage to India. Topics relating to culture, integration, separation, race, ethnicity, identity and humanity can easily be raised and discussed via the materials and the film scenes. There are many ways of using this original material and the suggestions are just activities that have worked with L2 and [even] L1 students.

Homemade L1 Functional Maths revision questions

Submitted by Hannah James on Wed, 2016-05-11 22:28

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Revision material, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

A set of questions created by a small group of Performing Arts students studying Level 1 Maths.
The questions were made up during their pre-exam revision sessions.
Some questions are not quite what you’d expect to find in the real exam!
Many topics are covered include ratios, metric measures, area & perimeter, time, percentages and money.

What have I learnt today? Self-reflection tool

Submitted by Allison Rice on Sun, 2016-05-08 19:35

Pre-entry: SLc/M7.2

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond, Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Teaching idea, Tracking or mapping

This is a simple resource that has proven to be a very effective motivational tool with pre entry to level 2 learners.

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