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Literacy L1 & L2 Millionaire games (version 1)

Submitted by Jo Williams on Wed, 2006-05-31 16:11

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 16:12

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 16:12

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!

Directions writing frames

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-01-29 16:12

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.

Favourite Recipe writing frames

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-01-29 16:12

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.

The Commonwealth

Submitted by Neil Hardy on Sat, 2005-11-26 13:01

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.

Traditional Christmas pudding

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Wed, 2005-10-19 23:00

Numeracy: N1/L1.7, HD1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.2, HD1/L1.1, HD1/E3.4, HD1/L1.2

Free tags: Recipe, Christmas

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project

A seasonal maths investigation that involves a trip to the supermarket, scaling a recipe, rounding, estimating and much more!

Florence Nightingale introduction to pie charts

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Fri, 2005-06-03 13:02

Numeracy: HD1/E3.4, HD1/L1.2, HD1/L2.2

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Teaching idea

Florence was not just a famous nurse, she was also a very good mathematician. Use this resource to introduce pie charts, promote class discussion and learn some history!

Number activities for Fairtrade week

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Sun, 2005-03-27 13:02

Numeracy: N1/L2.3, N2/L2.7, N1/E3.9

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Number activities (problem solving, percentages and ratios) for Entry 3 to Level 2, based on worksheets available on the Livelyhood Planet Work site. Also great for promoting class discussion.

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