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Design a revision board game for Functional Skills

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2012-09-30 18:20

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

ICT: Functional ICT

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: game, revision

Resource type: Game, Revision material

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Students design a board game to demonstrate their learning. This can incorporate IT skills (Word template provided below) or can be done with paper, card and pens.

I originally did this with an E2E group and it proved popular. It’s an alternative to the “design a poster” task to review learning. The instructions are set out as a board game. it can be used for literacy, numeracy, ICT or ESOL.

Internet Activity / Quiz for Functional ICT

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Sun, 2012-09-30 14:46

ICT: General ICT resources, Finding and selecting information

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Quiz

Level: E2, E3, L1

Practice some of the skills needed for ICT Functional skills and also a bit of fun. Can be used individually, in pairs or groups. Two lots of 15 questions with fill-in answersheet attached.

Olympics London 2012 project

Submitted by Pam Benfold on Thu, 2012-08-02 14:42

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Investigation or project

A lovely unit of work from Australia. Designed to be used during and after the games.
Cloze exercise, web research, discussion and self-evaluation.

Editor’s note
Apologies, the resource file had gone missing! Re-attached Dec 9, 2013

Writing a children's story SoW and plans

Submitted by Craig Wildman on Sun, 2012-04-29 18:11

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

Free tags: childrens, scheme, Story

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Scheme of work

This is a scheme of work I have used in EBD schools to get the pupils engaged with English. It is a 7 week scheme of work aimed at between E3-L2, as it can be differentiated. I have also included the lesson plans that go with the scheme.

Editor’s note
Although written for a Key Stage 3/4 school setting this would work well as a way of embedding Functional English into a vocational childcare course or a family learning situation.

Functional ICT music gig poster

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2012-04-23 13:01

ICT: Entry 3 ICT, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Activity to get students using Word and some of its applications by designing a poster for a gig.

The next England manager

Submitted by Richard Buckley on Sun, 2012-03-11 20:03

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Finding and selecting information, Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Sport

Resource type: Discussion points, ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Learners must choose the next manager of the England football team. Using the task sheet to guide them, they must research, collate and present information for five candidates and then make the final choice.

There is scope for plenty of lively discussion around the choices made and also about what the manager’s job entails.

A Power Point presentation is included as an example, but can also be printed out to use in some of the additional activities described.

Diamond Jubilee Concert - Functional Skills task

Submitted by Judith White on Tue, 2012-02-14 20:30

Numeracy: Functional Maths

Literacy: Functional English - reading

ICT: Finding and selecting information

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1

A topical investigation that can be used as a group or individual task. Learners imagine they have won tickets in the ballot and must plan their trip to Buckingham Palace.
Ideal for E3-L1 Functional maths, English and ICT but could be easily adapted for higher or lower levels.

Dream Holiday

Submitted by Stephen Griffin on Wed, 2012-01-04 14:56

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ICT: Finding and selecting information

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

A short project for L1 Functional Skills or ESOL, wherein students research aspects of a foreign holiday destination and produce a piece of persuasive advertising based upon findings.

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2

First used with a group of E1-E2 numeracy students who had done an ICT based project involving cookery work and visiting a cafe to buy a snack. Print on A4 and fold into a very nice A5 leaflet.
The self assessment check boxes focus on basic money skills (recognising coins, giving change – but also slecting items from a list, weighing, etc.) but there is also the opportunity to link learning to numeracy at home or at college. Ideal for Entry Functional maths / catering / hospitality students.

Poor PowerPoints

Submitted by Helen Redman on Sun, 2011-12-11 14:06

ICT: General ICT resources, Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation

A demonstration of how not to make a PowerPoint. This has been used for all levels as an extreme example of the worst PowerPoint ever.

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