Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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What is a paragraph?

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Thu, 2006-04-13 13:14

Literacy: Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.3

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3, L1

Good PowerPoint with clear explanations and good points for discussion.

Instant Pink Whip!

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Sun, 2006-03-26 17:12

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.3, Rtc/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Flash cards, Hands-on / practical activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

A great project for preEntry – Entry 2. Make the instant dessert, read and sequence instructions, match images to key word and more!

Synonyms and homonyms

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Wed, 2006-02-15 17:12

Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A self-contained 6 page work book for L1-2. Look up synonyms in a thesaurus and complete the diagrams, then use your information to rewrite paragraphs, etc.

Spelling strategies

Submitted by Joy Collins on Tue, 2006-02-14 17:12

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Informative presentation, Mind map

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

An excellent mind map summarising spelling strategies. Useful for revision and prompting discussion with E2 -L2 learners.

Holiday brochure reading strategies

Submitted by Leanne Lloyd on Tue, 2006-02-14 17:12

Literacy: Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

Resource type: Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Interesting and topical practice with skimming and scanning. Step by step activities to follow, fill in chart and extension work. All you need is a selection of holiday brochures.

Adjective picture cloze exercise

Submitted by Emma Scotland on Tue, 2006-02-14 17:12

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ws/E2.2

Resource type: Cloze exercise

Level: E2, E3

A lovely picture cloze exercise for E2-E3.

Entry alphabet activities

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sun, 2006-02-12 17:12

Literacy: Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4, Ww/E1.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3

Entry Alphabet Activities. A super, graded set of activities for E1-E3. Start by matching letters, then move on to fill in worksheets and order towns alphabetically.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Spellings for formal letters

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sun, 2006-02-12 17:12

Literacy: Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Free tags: Humour

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Interactive word worksheet – with a touch of humour! Select the correct spellings from the drop down menus to complete the formal letter.

Dictionary Challenge

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Sun, 2006-02-12 01:00

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, SLd/E3.1, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Wonderful team game for E3-L2 that provides good practice in spelling, group discussion and using dictionaries.

Grapheme phonics sheets 1-6

Submitted by Janet Whitfield on Sun, 2006-01-29 17:12

Literacy: Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E2.2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: E1, E2

For Entry 1 and 2 reading. Each sheet contains graphemes that can be worked on in one session in conjunction with other worksheets and texts (not provided here). Use to encourage learners to check over the phoneme/grapheme work each day.
Letters which make the same phonemes are grouped together. At the bottom of most sheets there are also a couple of social sight words to be learnt at the same time.
Janet has based these sheets on the THRASS system. Sheets are reproduced here with acknowledgement to the THRASS Picture Chart and kind permission from THRASS UK

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