General Resources

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When or Went?

Submitted by Janet Chapman on Tue, 2008-10-28 15:52

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment

When or Went? was written for students who confuse these two words in their writing. Suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

My house ILP

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Mon, 2008-10-20 15:52

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

My house is a fabulous tool to use at the beginning of the year. Gather useful ILP information during initial assessment. Sample house, blank house and full instructions / teaching ideas are provide. Suitable for literacy and numeracy students at all levels.

Dyslexia practice sheets

Submitted by Jennifer Whitehead on Wed, 2008-09-24 15:52

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Originally created as extra help for students using the MSL (Multisensory Learning Ltd) or Beat Dyslexia (Celia Stone) course books but provide useful practice for any E1-E2 student needing extra help with CVC words and (mostly) s-blends. 26 sheets cover spelling, handwriting, reading, tracking, tracing and much more.

Key features of good essays

Submitted by Tilly Harrison on Sun, 2008-09-07 15:52

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Free tags: Wordle

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Level: L2

Key features of good essays is not only an excellent piece of study skills advice (for Level 2 students and beyond) but is also an ideal text for feeding into Wordle and creating paired sentence writing exercises.

Numeracy: Number, Data Handling, Common Measures

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Revision material

Level: E3

Written for ESOL students with good basic numeracy skills who were taking the E3 multiple choice test without attending numeracy classes. However these notes are brilliant for any Entry 3 numeracy student.
Note you can read more about the E3 multiple choice tests on our related blog post

Sports picture board

Submitted by Judy Valentine on Tue, 2008-07-15 15:53

Numeracy: N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Sport

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Quiz

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

This ‘random number generator’ is an open ended resource that the author originally designed to use for mental maths (adding or taking away 10 from the displayed number). It was later used it as part of a ‘Question of Sport’ quiz (in the spelling round!): learners choose a picture and then spell the ‘random’ number that appears: 49, 32, 28, 46, 67, 55, 21, 74 and 13 (these be edited to suit and could also be linked to any set of numbered, pre-prepared quiz questions on any topic).

Numeracy: Number, Measures shape and space, Data Handling, General numeracy / maths

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Revision material

Level: L1

Written for ESOL students with good basic numeracy skills who were taking the test without attending numeracy classes. However these notes are brilliant for any Level 1 numeracy student (who should also refer to the E3 tips below).

Numeracy: Number, Measures shape and space, Data Handling, General numeracy / maths

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Revision material

Level: L2

Written for ESOL students with good basic numeracy skills who were taking the test without attending numeracy classes. However these notes are brilliant for any Level 2 numeracy student (who should also refer to the Level 1 notes – see below).

Su Doku

Submitted by Gabrielle Adnitt on Thu, 2008-06-26 15:53

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Informative presentation, Resource generator

A great way show any Skills for Life learner how to play this popular puzzle and makes a good warm up activity. Use to provoke general discussion on logic-steps and how puzzles help to sharpen the mind and increase brain activity!
Originally written for a group of numeracy students who asked to have Sudoku explained to them. Starts with a simple 2×2 square, building up the classic grid. With strategies, and quotes from Sherlock Holmes! After using the PPT why not download the accompanying Excel file which has a range of different sized blank grids, plus puzzles & answers.

Live the lotto dream v3 (childcare)

Submitted by Helen Connell on Thu, 2008-06-26 15:53

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1, L2

A great project that covers many L1/2 numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a nursery and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites.
Learn about budgeting, displaying data, 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).

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