Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Purpose of text L1 questions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2005-03-06 00:00

Literacy: Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: L1

12 multiple choice questions based on six different short texts (most from past papers) specially selected or adapted to be used for revision of purpose and form of text. Also useful for homework or for displaying with a data projector.

Step by step letter writing ideas

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

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Letter writing ideas – step by step guide to letter and note writing. Choose an idea, think about purpose and audience, plan, draft, revise and proof read. Use in an E3-L1 class after extensive text level reading work on letters.

Looking at letters

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2005-02-05 00:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L2.4, Wt/L2.5

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Take a detailed look at the purpose, intended audience and language of letters. Fill-in worksheet, teachers’ notes, follow up ideas. Use as preparation for individual letter writing (see ‘letter writing ideas’ below).

Complex sentences

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2004-11-29 13:01

Literacy: Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L2.1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Use subordinating conjunctions to extend simple sentences, with extension activity.

Excel literacy curriculum progress charts

Submitted by Dave Walkden on Fri, 2004-10-22 23:00

Literacy: General literacy / English

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: M6, M7, M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

6 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: pre-Entry (Milestone 1- Milestone 8 in one sheet), and one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

Colours, Clothes and Fruit

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2004-08-12 15:53

Literacy: General literacy / English

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

Level: M8, E1, E2

Colours, Clothes and Fruit ) is a 43 page booklet with 23 Milestone 8 / Entry 1-2 paper-based word and sentence focus activities. These accompany our ‘describing people’ on-screen resources.

Word searches and shapes, alphabetical order, upper-lower case letters, crosswords, word fills and matching games.

Describing people - 3 onscreen activities

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2004-07-12 16:18

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Rs/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Ws/E1.1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, On-screen activity or video, Quiz

Level: E1

Cloze, quiz and writing activity focusing on key words (colours and clothes). Extra teaching ideas and links to many related web sites are also included.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Lit…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found).

Keeping a bike safe - 2 onscreen exercises

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2004-07-04 16:18

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1, Rt/E1.2, Rw/E1.1, SLlr/E1.3

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport

Level: E1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, On-screen activity or video

Two on-screen cloze exercises.
Cloze 1 – select correct words from drop down menus.
Cloze 2 – type in correct words from word bank.
Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Lit…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found). Related online audio files are also available (links can be found within the cloze exercises).

To run the cloze exercises unzip the files (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on bike-cloze1 or bike-cloze2.

Preposition help sheet

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2004-07-04 13:02

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rw/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Level: E1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Teaching idea

Used in E1 Literacy as preparation for playing a fun ‘Cat and Mouse’ http://www.tcet.com/eaonline/FlashedESL/CatsMX.swf preposition game. Print on acetate, cut up and use with an OHP to focus on spelling & reading key prepositions (or display on interactive whiteboard). Print on paper for students to refer to whilst playing game. All clipart from UVics Language Clip art Library at http://hcmc.uvic.ca/clipart/

1966 World Cup - 5 onscreen activities

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2004-07-01 21:13

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, SLlr/E1.2, Ws/E1.1, Wt/E1.1

Free tags: World Cup 1966

Context: Sport

Level: E1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, On-screen activity or video, Quiz

Self-marking cloze, quiz and writing activities for football fans. All are based on the story of Pickles, the dog who found the stolen World Cup in 1966. Extra teaching ideas and links to many related web sites are also included.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials. http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Lit… (Unit 1, Lost and Found).

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