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Literacy: Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing
Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts
A resource based on a current (Jan 2016) Huffington Post news report about a piece of homework that was sent home for a child to learn which contained incorrect spellings.
Learners are to identify and correct the errors, write a full explanation of their thoughts on the matter and write an appropriate email to the head teacher.
A wonderful, real-life and very functional task!
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
An enjoyable and challenging Creative Writing exercise that learners can use for reflection and self-expression. Responses from my learners have been in the form of articles, reports, power-point presentations, stories, poems, museum guidebooks, and notated floor-plans, but could also be in any other format agreed between tutor and learner.
The sheet can also be used as a discussion exercise for Speaking, Listening and Communication purposes.
Context: Health, Social care, Early years
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing frame, Writing prompts
Cloze activity, reading and a writing exercise to mark National Obesity Awareness Week which runs 12th-18th January 2015, although the activity does not specifically refer to this and so can be used at any time. The cloze acts as an introduction, while the reading should stimulate discussion and provide the background for the writing activity.
Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.6, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing
Context: Voluntary & Charity
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Learners can practise their proofreading skills and apply the spelling rules. Give learners the first sheet and ask them to highlight the mistakes. As well as spelling mistakes there are capital letters and the US spelling of centre.
Hand out the second sheet on which the mistakes are underlined so that they can mark themselves and check that they have spotted all the mistakes.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5
Resource type: Sort or match cards
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L2.6
Resource type: Sort or match cards
A L1/L2 Functional English card match resource. Serves as a tactile supplement/plenary for the recognition of text and layout features assessed at Level 1/2. Colour coded to aid learners in organising the columns, this resource allows learners to place the layout feature next to its descriptor and layout effect.
Literacy: Functional English - reading
Numeracy: Extract and interpret information, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment
Based on two recent articles / surveys on Black Friday shopping, the main focus of this resource is Functional Mathematics but there is also an introductory page of English questions that check vocabulary, purpos eof text nad the ability to extract meaning from graphical material and captions.
This is followed by three pages of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths – all are based on the infographics within the text.