Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Literacy E3-L1 word & sentence level revision

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Wed, 2005-06-08 13:02

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

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Designed as an end of year activity for an Entry 3 – Level 1 literacy class at Abingdon and Witney College. Use as individual worksheets, a group class exercise, paired work, homework or a quiz. Most questions are based on ‘Words of the Week’: these are words that had been focused upon in various classes throughout the year (see below).

Buyer Beware!

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Wed, 2005-06-08 13:02

Literacy: Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.2, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

Another resource in our popular Chomwell Green series (see below). A lovely shared text with a touch of humour! Created and used by a literacy volunteer during a series of lessons on descriptive writing. Text can be used for a multitude of activities but is particularly good for work on prefixes and suffixes, and punctuation. Best enlarged to A3 to allow for annotation and highlighting. Includes suggested exercises and teaching ideas.

Descriptive non-fiction texts

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2005-05-18 13:02

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Tutor notes, student hand-out (L1/2) about objective v subjective (persuasive) descriptions, reading activity on fact and opinion (in Estate Agent ads) with fill-in sheet, and lots of writing ideas. An ideal companion to our Estate Agents writing frame and the other popular resources in our Chomwell Green series. Originally used for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002.

Estate Agents writing frame

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2005-05-18 13:02

Literacy: Ws/E2.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

Plan, draft and write Estate Agents Ads. Use with our other descriptive writing resources. Two differentiated frames and an exemplar text. Part of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Tips for L1-2 onscreen multiple choice exams

Submitted by Ruth Wood on Sat, 2005-05-14 23:00

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

Tips for students sitting onscreen/online Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. Adapted from our original version for paper based exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing skilsworkshop details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: L1, L2

Tips for students sitting paper-based Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing Maggie with details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Short medial vowels

Submitted by Karen White on Wed, 2005-05-04 13:02

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

Phonics worksheets. Students to fill in missing vowels and link words with pictures.

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

Phonetic alphabet flashcards

Submitted by Robert Smith on Wed, 2005-05-04 08:34

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.2

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

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E1.2a, ESOL Rw/E1.3a, ESOL Ww/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.2a

Resource type: Flash cards

Level: M8, E1

26 picture cards with upper and lower case letters on reverse. Use as flashcards, game cards or matching cards. 3 pages with full curriculum links and teaching ideas.

Medium term E1 literacy plans x 3

Submitted by Di Jenkins on Wed, 2005-04-13 20:17

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Scheme of work

Level: E1

This set of 3 medium term plans follow on from an earlier E1 2-term scheme of work (see below)
and can save you a lot of time andenergy!
Note: for those in FE not used to school terminology.

Mindmaps: how to mindmap and spelling strategies

Submitted by Nikki Brown on Sun, 2005-03-06 13:02

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

General: Study Skills and General Teaching

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Mind map

Two great mindmaps for visual / picture thinkers. One shows you how to mindmap, the other summarises spelling strategies.

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