Contextual Resources

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Film, book and TV review sheets

Submitted by Joy Collins on Fri, 2006-06-09 17:11

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

Produce interesting, personal reviews whilst learning about planning, using paragraphs, etc. 3 writing frames.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

World Cup investigation, web sites, and teaching ideas for literacy and numeracy something for literacy and numeracy students at all levels with updated links and investigation questions. First submitted for the 2006 WC – updated in 2010.

World Cup Syllables

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2006-06-06 17:27

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Syllables

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

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. Submitted for the 2006 World Cup but updated in 2010.

Literacy L1 & L2 Millionaire games (version 1)

Submitted by Jo Williams on Wed, 2006-05-31 17:11

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Game, Interactive presentation, Revision material

Level: L1, L2

A set of 3 related resources

1. Who wants to be an A student? Level 1 Literacy ‘Millionaire’ game, complete with music and (US) sound effects: 15 real Level 1 Literacy questions covering spelling, grammar, locating information, vocabulary and punctuation.

2. Who wants to be an A student? Level 2 Literacy ‘Millionaire’ game – as above but with more challenging questions.

3. Acompanying help file (for both games) which includes instructions, score cards and other props.

Language: informaI, formal or slang?

Submitted by Imogen Stewart on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Two resources based on ‘Little Britain’: aimed at teenage students but can be adapted for other groups. The introductory PPT cleverly introduces the idea of formality/informality by looking at dress codes, ‘chavs’ and Vicky Pollard from Little Britain! Then moves on to give good examples of formal/informal language and slang.
The accompanying PDF file includes: matching slang to more formal language, writing definitions of slang that you use, listening activities using the Little Britain Audio CD.

Instant Pink Whip!

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Sun, 2006-03-26 17:12

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.3, Rtc/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Flash cards, Hands-on / practical activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

A great project for preEntry – Entry 2. Make the instant dessert, read and sequence instructions, match images to key word and more!

Favourite Recipe writing frames

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-01-29 17:12

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Writing: text focus (composition), Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

A favourite recipe. Three step by step writing frames take the learner through planning to the final draft. Page 1 has a checklist with the key features and suggestions for setting out a favourite recipe. Page 2 includes line guides only and page 3 is blank for the final polished version.

Directions writing frames

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-01-29 17:12

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Writing: text focus (composition), Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

Three step by step writing frames take the learner through planning to the final draft. Page 1 has a checklist with the key features and suggestions for setting out directions in a clear and logical manner. Page 2 includes line guides and brief hints, and page 3 is for the final polished version.

The Commonwealth

Submitted by Neil Hardy on Sat, 2005-11-26 14:01

Literacy: Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/E3.9, Rt/L1.1, SLlr/L1.2, Ws/E3.3, Ws/L1.3

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

A set of resources for E3/L1 literacy and ESOL. Includes a shared text for reading comprehension, punctuation exercise and a web quest.

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Teaching idea

Dissatisfied with your aims and objectives? Want more student feedback?
Two VERY useful sheets that can really help both you and your students get the best out of lessons.
Version 1 is the basic version, version 2 has additional questions to help students relate what they have learnt to everyday routines and/or employment.

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