Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Sh or Ch criss cross

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Ww/E2.2, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.2

Resource type: Crossword

Level: E1, E2

Criss cross word puzzle to practice reading and spelling these two consonant digraphs.

Match sounds sh or ch

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rw/E1.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

Lovely Entry 1 picture worksheet to practice reading and spelling these two consonant digraphs.

Parts of Speech

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.2, Ws/L2.3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive presentation, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

An absolutely amazing PowerPoint (created as part of a PGCE assignment). Interactive activities, links and written exercises (these could also be printed as worksheets) plus lots of points for group discussion. Also great for teacher reference / training.

The silent 'e'

Submitted by Imogen Stewart on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Rw/E2.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2

PowerPoint with lots of examples and discussion points. Adapted from a PPT on the Camelsdale School site
http://www.camelsdale.w-sussex.sch.uk/

Silent e differentiated worksheets

Submitted by Imogen Stewart on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Ww/E2.2

Resource type: Dictation, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

Silent e differentiated worksheets (2 versions) that can be folded so that higher level students can make up their own definitions (or they can be used as a matching exercise).
Plus 2 sets of useful dictation sentences.

Silent e proof reading

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Ww/E2.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

Proof reading exercise that makes a great end of topic assessment tool. 30 sentences to correct.

Practice with sh or ch

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Ww/E2.2, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.2

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Level: E1, E2

Interactive word worksheet. Select the correct sh or ch word from the drop down menus to complete the sentences.

NOTE: to use this worksheet interactively you must click on the padlock icon (in the ‘forms’ toolbar).

Different types of text PPTs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A series of 3 presentations designed to help learners work with different types of text and uderstand purpose and audience.
1. Introduction. What is a text? Where do we find texts? A great presentation that really involves the audience.
2. Part 1. What is the purpose of a text? Who are you writing for? What style will you use? How will you write it? What with? Another great presentation that builds upon the introductory PPT.
3. Part 2. The different purposes of text. Looks at information, instructions, entertainment, persuasion and more!

Editor’s note
Not a new resource.

Types of Text: Social Signs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.2, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.2

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Fabulous introduction with lots of pictures and points for group discussion making this suitable for Milestone 8 – Entry 3.
Please also see (below) the Social Signs Quiz created by Heidi Grififn to complement this resource.

Language: informaI, formal or slang?

Submitted by Imogen Stewart on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Two resources based on ‘Little Britain’: aimed at teenage students but can be adapted for other groups. The introductory PPT cleverly introduces the idea of formality/informality by looking at dress codes, ‘chavs’ and Vicky Pollard from Little Britain! Then moves on to give good examples of formal/informal language and slang.
The accompanying PDF file includes: matching slang to more formal language, writing definitions of slang that you use, listening activities using the Little Britain Audio CD.

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