Contextual Resources

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Fire instructions?

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Wed, 2007-05-30 13:46

Literacy: Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.3, Rt/L1.2

Context: Health and safety

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

For re-ordering, comprehension and looking at the layout and features of instructive texts.

The best hairdo for your face

Submitted by Debbie Hulse on Tue, 2007-05-22 17:18

Literacy: Rs/L1.2, Rs/L2.2, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An unpunctuated text. Students must add capital letters, commas, full stops and apostrophes so that it makes sense.

Vocabulary cards for hairdressers

Submitted by Debbie Hulse on Fri, 2007-05-11 17:18

Literacy: Rw/E3.4, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards

Very useful for all types of spelling, vocabulary or alphabetical ordering work.

Hairstyles - do you stereotype?

Submitted by Debbie Hulse on Fri, 2007-05-11 17:18

Literacy: Rw/L1.2

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

A lovely sorting exercise that could also be used to stimulate discussion in non-hairdressing classes!

You're in the money

Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2007-05-04 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L2.8, MSS1/L1.1, N2/L1.5

Context: Independent living

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A resource based on catalogues (Argos and Littlewoods) that works especially well with younger students. 2 versions, differentiated for Level 1 and Level 2. Covers addition and subtraction (money) and percentages.

Pizza fingers

Submitted by Helen Connell on Wed, 2007-05-02 17:18

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.3

Numeracy: N1/L1.7

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Pizza fingers is a handy recipe that can be used for numeracy (ratio work) or literacy (reading and ordering instructions).

Pictogram activity

Submitted by Pete Johnson on Sun, 2007-04-29 17:18

Numeracy: HD1/E3.2

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Pictogram activity with clear example (hot dogs) and practice task (cars in a car park). Makes a great introduction to Entry 3 data handling.

E3 numeracy practice assignment - Pets

Submitted by Lynn Savage on Sun, 2007-04-29 13:53

Numeracy: Data Handling, General numeracy / maths, Whole Numbers, Common Measures, Fractions decimals & percentages, Shape and Space

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Excellent practice assignment covers many E3 elements (inc. tally charts, bar charts, measuring, money, time, rounding. calculators, division, etc.) in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision & practice.
Contributed by Judith Savage and Rachel Leyland

Egg fried rice for two

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2007-04-02 17:18

Numeracy: N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Egg fried rice for two has differentiated questions (straightforward doubling and halving for L1, more complex questions for L2). Plus plus you get a free real life recipe that I have used for years!

Chemical and thermal burns

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Fri, 2007-03-30 17:18

Literacy: Rt/E3.3

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Drag and drop interactive worksheet provides great practice in reading and ordering instructions. Originally used in a Pathway to Nursing course.
Please also download the teaching notes (below).

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