General Resources

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Place value revision

Submitted by Jean Thomas on Wed, 2005-07-20 14:02

Numeracy: N1/E3.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Entry 3 revision sheet (place value, ordering and comparing numbers) originally designed for a group of dyslexic maths learners, but useful for all Entry 3 students. The focus is on number skills along with language and spelling. Students are encouraged to use a code to show how much help (if any) they need with each question so they can see which skills they need to practise. Easy to use answer sheet for self-checking.

Tips for L1-2 onscreen multiple choice exams

Submitted by Ruth Wood on Sun, 2005-05-15 00:00

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

Tips for students sitting onscreen/online Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. Adapted from our original version for paper based exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing skilsworkshop details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

Tips for students sitting paper-based Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing Maggie with details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Mindmaps: how to mindmap and spelling strategies

Submitted by Nikki Brown on Sun, 2005-03-06 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Mind map

Two great mindmaps for visual / picture thinkers. One shows you how to mindmap, the other summarises spelling strategies.

The problem solving cycle

Submitted by Jean Thomas on Sun, 2005-03-06 14:02

Numeracy: N2/L1.3, MSS1/L1.3

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

First designed to help dyslexic students who found questions complicated to decipher, this resource was used at the beginning of sessions to familiarise students with the way questions are worded. Hints and checking methods, followed by questions to try.

Excel numeracy curriculum progress charts

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Sat, 2004-10-23 00:00

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

5 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

Excel literacy curriculum progress charts

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Sat, 2004-10-23 00:00

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: M6, M7, M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

6 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: pre-Entry (Milestone 1- Milestone 8 in one sheet), and one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

Spell the days of the week (interactive LSCWC)

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2003-06-10 16:53

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1

Literacy: Ww/E1.1

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard, Teaching idea

Level: M8, E1

A set of two resources – PPT and PDF file. Updated in 2008. Please ensure you download the PDF file as this includes full teaching instructions for the PPT.

Spell the days of the week with Look Say Cover Write Check PPT demonstrates how to use LSCWC as a group activity. Each day of the week can be ‘covered’ with a simple mouse click, and then re-displayed (after students have had a go at writing down the word) either in plain black or with key parts of each word highlighted in colour.

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