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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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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.
Numeracy: Functional Maths - number
Free tags: Olympics
Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing prompts
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Context: Animal care & Equine
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts
Three sets of differentiated reading questions (E1, E2, E3) based on a poster about a shire horse centre / farm.
Covers all aspects of Entry Level functional skills reading. The writing task asks learners to plan and create an advertising poster for an attraction of their choice.
With full curriculum mapping
Literacy: Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.6, Functional English - writing
Context: Health, Social care, Early years
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Could be used by anyone – not just Early Years!
With answer key and Functional Skills mapping
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: Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Free tags: Quick Reads
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Scheme of work, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
A mini-workscheme and accompanying worksheets for use with the Quick Reads book Ghost Dog by Brandon Robshaw.
Develops skills in reading, comprehension, word and text identification, discussion and writing.
Numeracy: General numeracy / maths
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing frame
Topical resource based on a news story. Reading comprehension at 2 levels (E3 and L1/L2) plus two writing extension activities with writing frames. Some embedded maths (including a chart in the L1/L2 exercise) and the opportunity to discuss healthy eating. The higher level comprehension aims to get learners to understand in depth what they are reading, rather than just answer the questions from the text.
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.