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Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L2.1, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Flash cards, Writing prompts
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ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1b, ESOL Rw/E2.5a, ESOL Ww/E1.2a
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Written for E1-E2 ESOL students but also suitable for E1-2 Functional English.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Reading
Context: Animal care & Equine
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Pages 2 & 3 have two short texts that my students enjoyed very much. These help students practise reading and identifying the structure of CVC words. They will then be able to answer simple comprehension questions.
You may want to cut up the passages and set up a jigsaw reading activity.
Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Resource type: Reference card, Worksheet or assignment
Context: History, News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
This is a reading comprehension and dictionary exercise based on the life of Fidel Castro. I have provided the reading text first and then the vocabulary work. However, with some groups it may be better to work on the vocabulary before tackling the text.
Also includes a useful research/summarising/timeline activity and points for writing or discussion. Includes curriculum mapping but no answer sheet.
Literacy: Fiction, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text
Suitable for guided reading with Entry level learners in the run up to Christmas, this version of Dickens’s classic Christmas story (first published in 1843 and never out of print since) has been created using content downloaded from https://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol on 26th October 2016 and only slightly adapted for use as a paper resource.
The PDF file can be printed and, with the addition of a blank back-sheet, stapled to form a learner booklet.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Remembrance day
Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Editor’s note: covers all aspects of L1-2 Functional English – also suitable for GCSE.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Guy Fawkes
Context: History, Independent living
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.
I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.