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Cadbury Easter Eggs

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Mon, 2016-03-21 23:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition)

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Easter

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A reading comprehension and writing activity based on a Cadbury’s Easter Brand Fact Sheet. Ideal for Level 1 Functional English.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped with answer sheet and S&L idea.

Identifying BIAS - tips & tasks L2 English

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Thu, 2015-12-31 10:48

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Level: L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Tips and four tasks designed to help Level 2 Functional English learners think about how they can identify BIAS in texts.

100 keywords in alphabetical order

Submitted by Anne-Marie Marsh on Tue, 2015-03-03 19:44

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

Level: M8, E1, E2

First 100 high frequency keywords typed out on excel in alphabetical order.

Editor’s note
A multitude of uses! Spelling or reading assessments / revision, making flash cards, etc.

Top Tips for L1-2 Functional Skills English tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Fri, 2014-10-17 09:45

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Top Tips for English tests is a handout that can be given out to learners.

Top tips for L2 Functional Skills Maths tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Wed, 2014-10-08 16:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - number

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Top Tips for Maths tests is a handout/classroom resource that can be used as an activity or as a handout.

It takes learners through the process of working out a complex Level 2 Maths question, with reference to how the marks can be gained, and the maths skills required to complete the question.

Literacy: Functional English - writing

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

More and more vocational teachers are being asked to prepare learners for Functional Skills exams.

This resource is designed to give advice on format, style and layout; appropriate content and paragraphing which would accompany any awarding organizations exam. My college used Edexcel . Can be used for Level 1 and Level 2.

Editor’s note
This resource is ideal for all but will be especially helpful to non-specialist English teachers. Incredibly useful!

Top Tips for Functional Maths exams

Submitted by Julia Smith on Fri, 2013-12-27 17:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Exam tips and help

Free tags: Practice task in the style of OCR Functional Skills assessment. Could be used for exam practice.

Resource type: Reference card, Revision material

Level: E3, L1, L2

Mainly written for L1 and L2 test preparation this is also suitable for Entry Level 3

L1 Functional Maths key info for revision

Submitted by Diana Sandford on Sat, 2013-10-19 15:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1

Resource type: Revision material

This resource contains the basic information with examples for learners preparing to sit level 1 Functional Maths. It is by no means comprehensive but does cover the areas that most learners find problematic, such as ratio, fractions, decimals, percentages and perimeter, area and volume.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

General: Staff development

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

The Core Curriculum and Functions Skills Progression Overview side-by-side.
Editor’s note
The print quality of this resource may be low as it is a cut, pasted and scanned (very useful) document. It is not available, even to contributors, as a Word document.
Richard has also posted a link to an interactive version of this document.

Polysyllabic words game

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Mon, 2013-09-30 19:00

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1, Syllables

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards

This is a game to form new words using syllables.All these words have three parts to them and multiple words can be made using different parts in different order

I have used this with L1 and L2 learners and they love it. I let them work in groups – no more than 5 otherwise it gets a bit too busy and confusing.

You may need to have pre-taught some common prefixes and suffixes and rules; how prefixes never change the spelling of the root word they join, etc..

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