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Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Engage in Discussion
Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
- Pack 1 – reading comprehension, Text B (blog post) and a discussion idea.
- Pack 2 – reading comprehension, Text C (news article) and a writing idea. You need Text A (available separately – see below)
Note that Text A (which is carton based) can also be cut up and used as a sequencing activity for lower levels – not as easy as it looks!
Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition)
Free tags: Easter
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Fully mapped with answer sheet and S&L idea.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Mothers Day
Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
This is a reading from a BBC site with questions based on the Edexcel L1 Functional Skills reading paper and a writing task. The topic is ‘Mothering Sunday’. It describes the history and gives information about traditional food.
Very comprehensive. All aspects of L1 reading are covered – not just “reading for detail”.
Literacy: Engage in Discussion
ESOL: ESOL Engage in discussion, ESOL Listen and respond, ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment
My courses are not accredited, so I don’t know how this fits into the ESOL SFL criteria and my classes are, inevitably, a mix of Pre-Entry and E1 learners. Hope it might be useful.
Ideal for E1-2 ESOL and also some adult literacy learners.
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity
A speaking and listening activity designed to practise asking where food items are in a supermarket. Also involves practise with the numbers 1 to 8.
The sheet is repeated five times – with food items in different positions (numbered supermarket aisles) on each sheet.
Linked to Cambridge Pre-entry ESOL Activities 7a Excuse me …
Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
With answers and curriculum mapping. Ideal for all ages, but especially 16-19 year olds.
9/3/16: Minor edit, missing quotation mark in title fixed on page 1.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
A resource pack to suit Functional Skills English at Levels 1 and 2, based on a BBC magazine article about the ET video game and the collapse of Atari. Reading tasks are supported by You-tube clips designed to prompt small group discussions. There is also a writing task.
Includes curriculum mapping and answers.
Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths
Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years, News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Based on three recent articles about sugar in food and drinks – with a special focus on high sugar drinks sold by popular High Street coffee shops.
The articles are followed by six pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the articles. Topics include large numbers; fraction, decimal & percentage equivalents, averages & range, extracting information from tables, and the four operations.
Also includes embedded Functional English.
Numeracy: General numeracy / maths
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing frame
Topical resource based on a news story. Reading comprehension at 2 levels (E3 and L1/L2) plus two writing extension activities with writing frames. Some embedded maths (including a chart in the L1/L2 exercise) and the opportunity to discuss healthy eating. The higher level comprehension aims to get learners to understand in depth what they are reading, rather than just answer the questions from the text.