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Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E1.1
Context: Independent living
Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity
A counting game along similar lines to Snakes and Ladders. Learners will learn turn-taking, following instruction & basic counting skills. In addition, they will pick up social and communication skills along the way.
(Print onto A3 – a dice and counters needed)
A PPT version is also included to enable the game to be played on a smartboard.
Literacy: Functional English - writing
General: Exam tips and help
Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts
This resource is designed to give advice on format, style and layout; appropriate content and paragraphing which would accompany any awarding organizations exam. My college used Edexcel . Can be used for Level 1 and Level 2.
This resource is ideal for all but will be especially helpful to non-specialist English teachers. Incredibly useful!
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.4
Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services, Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY, Retail Hospitality Customer service
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
This is a series of short job ads for a hotel (+ one for a school caretaker). Simple language and uncluttered layout..
Good for introduction to language of employment. I have used these with E1 to E3 and they work well as a differentiated resource
Higher levels can gauge implict information, especially for the school caretaker advert in writing covering application letters to include attributes such as working with children, being trustworthy and reliable etc)
Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment
I have used this as a speaking/listing exercise as well as writing for grammar/punctuation. Target group is really L1 /L2 but can work well with high E3 too.
Context: Health and safety
Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation
A railway safety PowerPoint to be used as a discussion on why we need to stay safe around railway lines. Can be used as a speaking and listening tool to form discussion points or as a reading comprehension.
Literacy: Functional English - reading
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Reading comprehension
I attach handouts for one of my recent sessions. It’s fairly self explanatory and tests learners’ comprehension skills. Also covers scanning for info and correcting punctuation errors. Great for teenagers.
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame
This integrated set of worksheet tasks develops speaking, listening & communication; reading and writing skills in relation to a topic of individual interest to the learner and also encourages independent research and planning.
Having compared and discussed the features of a few celebrity interview articles from a range of magazines, learners choose a celebrity (or star) who they would like to interview.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Politics & News items
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Functional English resource for Level 1/2 learners, working on Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. The PowerPoint presentation was used as a quiz to see if learners could recognise the flooded places and to encourage discussion leading onto the reading work.
Further opportunity is included for practising writing skills. A discussion was included on ‘Britain has the best climate in the world – do you agree?’
Editor’s note (Jan 23, 15.15)
Typo (p2) and several hyperlinks fixed