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ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E1.3a
General: Dyslexia support
Resource type: Handout or guide, Reference card
Literacy: Apply grammar, Apply strategies to spell correctly
ESOL: ESOL Writing: sentence focus (punctuation and grammar), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)
Context: Painting Decorating & DIY
Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment
It is designed to be used as a whole group lesson starter. It is differentiated in the sense that more able learners will be expected to complete the more complex tasks.
The vocabulary in the example sentences is aimed at Painting & Decorating students, but the resource is suitable for all.
General: Autistic spectrum support, Dyslexia support
Free tags: accidents, aeroplanes, ice, news
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment
A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.
Adapted from a Level 1 resource What happens to Ice Falling from planes
from Dave Norgate (2010).
Literacy: Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.5, Engage in Discussion
Context: News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Discussion points, Quiz, Sort or match cards
A quick paper based quiz on the EU adapted from the on-screen version on the uk.gov site at: www.eureferendum.gov.uk
It isn’t directly about the referendum but might be useful to spark debates.
Numeracy: Functional Maths
General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections
Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping
Students to match the correct description to each topic. Then RAG (red, amber, green) rate their skills for each one using colour stickers. You can then use results to work on “Top 3 trickiest” skills, etc.
Editor’s note Ideal for start of the term or year, and also for final revision.
Resource type: Teaching idea, Tracking or mapping
Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition)
Free tags: Easter
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Fully mapped with answer sheet and S&L idea.
Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Functional English - writing
ESOL: General ESOL
General: Dyslexia support
Resource type: Assessment material, Flash cards
A multitude of uses! Spelling or reading assessments / revision, making flash cards, etc.