Contextual Resources

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Favourite TV programmes & journey times

Submitted by John Thompson A on Sun, 2007-03-11 17:19

Numeracy: MSS1/L1.3

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Provides realistic everyday practice in adding and subtracting time and converting between hours and minutes.

Use and understand forms

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Sun, 2007-03-11 14:07

Literacy: Form filling, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E3.2

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Cut and stick, Sort or match cards

Match the words used on forms to their meanings (laminate to make a great re-usable game) and then practise your skills on the example forms.

Rugby World Cup 2007 Syllables

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2007-02-26 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Syllables

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Learn how to count syllables and use this to help spell a great selection of World Cup vocabulary.

Yesterday's World

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Tue, 2007-02-20 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Rt/E3.1, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.2d, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

Yesterday’s World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/. Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.

Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group.

What's in your wallet?

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/L1.1, Ws/E3.1

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Autistic spectrum support

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Research and plan a journey from Wales to Italy

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Use reading strategies

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Autistic spectrum support

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1

Planning a Journey. Research and plan a journey for Wales to Italy. Structured, with fill-in boxes for destinations, mode of transport, cost, etc. Covers many areas of the E3 – L1 literacy & numeracy curricula. Inc: money, timetables, calendars, extracting information, reading strategies.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.

Burger King

Submitted by Saul Pope on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Numeracy: HD1/E3.1, N1/L1.3, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.6, MSS1/L2.3, MSS1/L2.5

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Fabulous statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; reading, comparing and calculating with measures; and much discussion about healthy (unhealthy?) eating!
If you like Saul’s resources he has a book: ‘58 quick activities that don’t need a photocopier’.

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1

Numeracy: N1/L1.7

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Two pancake texts to read, questions to answer, recipes to re-size (simple ratios) and instructions to match and order. Wonderful topical work for Entry 2 to Level 1.

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

Context: Business & Money management, Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards, Warm-up

Two different multi-sensory activities – both make ideal starters.
1) pin-up sentence sorting (choice of genric, IT or beauty cards)
2) apostrophe dominoes.

Work - vocabulary cards

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Fri, 2007-01-19 17:19

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Ww/E2.2, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E2.2a, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E1.1b, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2

27 pictures of different jobs and matching word cards – plus lots of teaching ideas for Entry 1 and 2 literacy and ESOL classes.

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