Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Adding -ing

Submitted by Janette Twoomey on Sat, 2005-11-26 01:00

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Straightforward, very useful practice adding -ing to verbs.

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Extremely useful spreadsheet covering the entire adult literacy curriculum (E1 to level 2): one page/sheet for each of the 9 areas (speak to communicate, reading – sentence level, writing – word level, etc.)

Homographs handout

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Fri, 2005-11-11 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E2, E3, L1

A great handout to help with spelling and working out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Covers sow, bow, invalid, row and minute.

Homophones and homographs

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2005-11-10 14:02

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: L1, L2

Reference sheet (for students and teacher) with examples and tips to help you remember what these words mean. Would also make a good classroom poster if blown up to A3.

A gift for Charlie's Mum

Submitted by Vicky Maltby on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rt/E2.1, Wt/L2.1

Free tags: Mothers Day

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Charlie’s search for a Mothers’ Day present is a wonderful comprehension exercise written especially to practice reading consonant digraphs. Vicky suggests this resource is used in conjunction with Karen White’s consonant digraph worksheet. A simplifed Entry 1 version and a related E2/E3 crossword are also available.

Shopping Bag Capital Letters

Submitted by Jo Williams on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.2, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: E2, E3, L1

A unique and refreshing way to introduce or reinforce previous work on capital letters. Jo came up with this idea after using Margaret Lagoyianni’s ‘We need capital letters’. You will need a shopping bag and other miscellaneous items!

-augh word map for vocabulary and spelling

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Mind map

Originally created for a dyslexic student student who had learned to spell the word ‘laughter’. Use as an example for students to follow when making other word maps (but encourage them to make their own maps and make their own ‘connections’).

Root word - clean

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Mind map, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

A word map designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections. Use for spelling, parts of speech, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

E1 Literacy Scheme of Work

Submitted by Di Jenkins on Sun, 2005-11-06 01:00

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Scheme of work

Level: E1

A two term SoW based around the DfES Skills for Life learning materials (Unit 1 – Lost and Found) available free from the Excellence Gateway.
Related medium term plans are also available (see below)

Silent letter Scrabble

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Wed, 2005-10-26 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E3.2

Resource type: Game

Level: E3

Silent letter Scrabble helps students practice spelling and recognising words with silent letters. This resource is made up of three files (see below): a PDF word list (best used as an OHT or displayed on an interactive whiteboard), a Word template to make your own Scrabble letter game tiles, and a PDF overview / help document.

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