# Warm-up

Any resource that is particularly good for the start of a lesson

## Word Wheel Template (editable)

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 21:56

#### 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 18:21

#### 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

## Fractions - real world examples

Submitted by Mike Hackman on Fri, 2017-12-08 13:30

#### Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note

## Sentences using homographs

Submitted by Elizabeth Henderson on Wed, 2017-12-06 18:56

#### Resource type: Reading comprehension, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

A list of simple sentences, some of which are common sayings. They all contain a word which has more than one meaning. The list can be used to improve vocabulary, and also to show students the importance of context in understanding the meaning of a word. Could be used as a warm-up for a reading lesson.

Submitted by Eleanor Kliffen on Thu, 2016-10-06 19:31

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

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.

## Literacy Starter - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Thu, 2016-10-06 17:53

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

A two sided A4 sheet that builds on the identification of verbs and the spelling rules for past tense verbs. This is followed by a simple knowledge check.

It is designed to be used as a whole group lesson starter. It is differentiated in the sense that more able learners will be expected to complete the more complex tasks.

Editor’s note
The vocabulary in the example sentences is aimed at Painting & Decorating students, but the resource is suitable for all.

## Personal Data Dominoes

Submitted by Eleanor Kliffen on Sun, 2016-09-18 20:24

#### Level: M7, M8, E1, E2, E3

Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.

## Typical Seaside Holiday - entry maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2016-07-13 20:49

#### Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Based on an infographic from the I Newspaper at https://twitter.com/iNewsGraphics/status/752825714920095744
this makes an ideal starter activity and discussion prompt with the infographic displayed on a large screen.
Can also be used as a traditional paper based worksheet, aimed at E1-E3 Functional Maths learners – questions cover graphs & charts, number, shapes and position.

## Queen is 90 Street Party - Entry Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2016-06-12 22:08

#### Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

A short set of questions based on a pictorial map of The Mall and surrounding area for the Patron’s Lunch event held on June 12 2016.

## Classroom Objects - circle the intial sound

Submitted by Jacqui Garrett on Fri, 2016-05-13 18:19

#### Level: M8

A straightforward worksheet with pictures of classroom objects and a choice of letters to circle. Ideal as a quick warm-up.

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