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
Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L2.1, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Flash cards, Writing prompts
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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: 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
Numeracy: Functional Maths - number
Free tags: Olympics
Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing prompts
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts
I trialled it with my learners as a ‘practise’ presentation before their final assessment.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Ws/E2.1
Context: Voluntary & Charity
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Reading, writing and discussion tasks based on an email about a charity event. Discuss the email with a friend, design a poster, complete compound sentences, and answer a wide range of reading questions. Its wide appeal makes it ideal for mixed ability Entry groups.
With detailed E1-E2 Functional English curriculum mapping.
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts
Your brother is looking for a new car. You notice a suitable car advertised in your local supermarket so you email your brother and tell him about the car.
Entry 2 Functional Skills practice writing exam – with suggested differentiation for E1 and E3.
With Functional Skills mapping