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ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.2a
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Also ideal for prompting discussion about local council services.
Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Discussion points, Hands-on / practical activity, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
This is a literacy resource based around a recent news story. There are a range of tasks relating to an anti-litter app called ‘littergram’ and legal challenges made to the use of its name, with the potential to extend tasks into other aspects of littering and how the litter problem might be resolved. A final extension task asks students to take their own photographs of local examples of litter as supporting evidence for a writing activity.
Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism
A game of bingo to practise reading (not listening to) the names of classroom objects. There are 16 different bingo cards and a page of word cards to be held up by the teacher. (Alternatively the teacher could write the words (one at a time) on the class whiteboard.
For a different take on this game (where names are called out) see Classroom Objects & Numbers bingo game written by Jacqui’s colleague Sian Evans (scroll down to “See also”).
Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Game, Sort or match cards
An E3- L2 Set of ‘follow-me’ cards that can be used by a group of learners or as a domino card match ‘loop’ for an individual learner. Serves as a supplementary / plenary resource to identifying and defining common phrases/sayings.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.6
Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation
Also ideal for GCSE English revision.
Covers 14 techniques: similes, hyperbole, alliteration, rhetorical questions, superlatives, personification, analogy, colloquialisms, cliches, onomatopoeia, oxymorons, imperatives, metaphors and emotive language.
Literacy: Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Informative presentation
A powerpoint presentation showing incorrect use of the apostrophe and comma. Useful for discussions to show the correct use and for learners to say why the apostrophe is wrong. Has ‘its’ and ‘it’s’ and omissive and possessive apostrophes.
Literacy: Apply grammar, Use knowledge of grammar
Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Interactive presentation, Sort or match cards
An interactive presentation to explain the meaning of nouns, verbs and adjectives and an accompanying hands-on activity to sort words into nouns, verbs and adjectives. This is good to use early in a course as it is fun and gets learners working in groups,
Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Engage in Discussion
Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
- Pack 1 – reading comprehension, Text B (blog post) and a discussion idea.
- Pack 2 – reading comprehension, Text C (news article) and a writing idea. You need Text A (available separately – see below)
Note that Text A (which is carton based) can also be cut up and used as a sequencing activity for lower levels – not as easy as it looks!
Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition)
Free tags: Easter
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Fully mapped with answer sheet and S&L idea.