Contextual Resources

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Happy Holidays

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-09-17 16:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.2, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive presentation, Shared text, Writing frame

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
PowerPoint
Start by looking at postcards. Then learn about compound words and write a group postcard (followed by individual ones). Move on to look at adjectives and the persuasive language of holiday advertisements (inc. working out unfamiliar vocabulary) and finish by writing your own hotel adverts.
Happy Holidays extra resources
To accompany the Happy Holidays PowerPoint.

Betting game - who's the winner?

Submitted by Jodie Travis on Sat, 2006-09-16 16:11

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

Context: Animal care & Equine, Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Lesson plan

A great way to practise ratio and proportion. Choose your favourite horse and how much to bet ( we suggest Haribo or buttons!). If it wins the race you must work out how much the bookie owes you. With sample lesson plan.

Live the lotto dream (the original!)

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Tue, 2006-09-05 16:11

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

Live the lotto dream is a fabulous project that covers many E3/L1 literacy and numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a flat and have to furnish it from the Argos catalogue! Learn about budgeting, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource).

E3 numeracy practice assignment - Trip to London

Submitted by Gaye Noel on Mon, 2006-09-04 16:11

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

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Trip to London covers many E3 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

Bank balance game

Submitted by Jane Marsh on Mon, 2006-09-04 16:11

Numeracy: N1/E3.2, N1/E3.1, N1/L1.1, N1/L1.2, N1/L2.1

Free tags: Family learning

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game

A great way to work with money and larger numbers (with the option of covering negative numbers). Can be differentiated for learners from E3-L2 by altering the starting balance. Includes game cards (balance, income and expenditure cards), a balance sheet and full instructions. Written for a family learning situation but can be adapted for other groups.

Level 2 vocabulary and spelling activity

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2006-08-31 16:11

Literacy: Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L2.1

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A short Level 2 text about visiting an art gallery. The accompanying multiple choice exam style questions focuses on root words, prefixes, suffixes and synonyms. Great for revision.

E2 numeracy practice assignment - Trip to London

Submitted by Gaye Noel on Thu, 2006-08-31 16:11

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

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Trip to London covers many E2 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

E2 numeracy practice assignment - Going to the match

Submitted by Gaye Noel on Thu, 2006-08-31 16:11

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

Context: Sport

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Going to the match covers many E2 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Going out for lunch covers many E2 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

E2 numeracy practice assignment - Trip to the zoo

Submitted by Gaye Noel on Thu, 2006-08-31 16:11

Numeracy: Data Handling, General numeracy / maths, Whole Numbers, Common Measures, Fractions

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Trip to the zoo covers many E2 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments – great for homework, revision and practice.

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