Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Medicine Instructions 1

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2004-03-14 16:18

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

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Level: E1

Interactive Word worksheet to be completed on-screen. Drag correct instructions to each picture using mouse or keyboard.

Use independently or with SfL learner materials ESOL E1 unit 5 (Health) and audio CDs.

How to keep a bike safe v1

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2004-02-25 16:18

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

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E1

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Interactive Word worksheet to be completed on-screen. Drag correct instructions to each picture using mouse or keyboard.

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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Submitted by Billy Count on Wed, 2004-02-18 16:18

Literacy: Rw/E2.2

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Level: E2

Illustrated interactive worksheet to complete on-screen. Select the matching rhyming word from drop down menus.

Updated 2010 to reflect 2009 curriculum changes.

Graphic organiser activities

Submitted by Maureen Prowse on Mon, 2004-01-12 16:11

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

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

Find out about graphic organisers by completing the cloze. Then follow the instructions to create your own graphic organiser and plan a five paragraph magazine article in 5 minutes! All you need is your hand and a blank sheet of paper!

Apostrophe dominoes

Submitted by Maureen Prowse on Mon, 2004-01-12 13:02

Literacy: Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4

Resource type: Game

Level: L1, L2

Great way to practise the use of apostrophes in contractions. 28 dominoes, and instructions for several different games.

Christmas party games and ideas

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2003-12-10 16:18

Pre-entry: SLlr/M8.3, SLc/M8.2

Literacy: SLc/E1.3, SLd/E1.1, SLlr/E1.2, SLlr/E1.3

Free tags: Christmas

Resource type: Game, Lesson plan

Level: M8, E1

Christmas party games and ideas for Entry Level 1 / Milestone 8 literacy What’s in the stocking? Hot and Cold game. Lesson plan and other party ideas. Complete with a 4 week lesson plan outline(preparing for the party, writing invitations, etc.) and a detailed plan for the party night!
Covers discussion, asking questions, listening for detail, and single step instructions.

Spell the days of the week (interactive LSCWC)

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2003-06-10 15:53

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1

Literacy: Ww/E1.1

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard, Teaching idea

Level: M8, E1

A set of two resources – PPT and PDF file. Updated in 2008. Please ensure you download the PDF file as this includes full teaching instructions for the PPT.

Spell the days of the week with Look Say Cover Write Check PPT demonstrates how to use LSCWC as a group activity. Each day of the week can be ‘covered’ with a simple mouse click, and then re-displayed (after students have had a go at writing down the word) either in plain black or with key parts of each word highlighted in colour.

Asking questions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2003-02-09 16:18

Pre-entry: SLc/M8.2

Literacy: SLc/E1.3

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E1.3a, ESOL Sc/E1.3b

Resource type: Discussion points, Poster

Level: M8, E1

Two colour posters / prompt sheets (best blown up to A3 and laminated).

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.1, Ww/M7.1, Ww/M8.1, Rw/M7.1, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.3

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

Level: M7, M8, E1

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Sort letters from symbols, handwriting practice, write upper/lower case letters.

Estate Agents Ads and Holiday cottages

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2002-03-22 13:02

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Shared text

A shared text for group work. Two houses for sale and a garage (all based on real Estate Agents’ ads – the garage description is rather amusing!). Plus a detailed description of a holiday cottage. Use for: studying fact – opinion, adjectives, descriptive – persuasive language, preparation for group or individual writing projects. Originally used as preparation for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002. Best printed and enlarged to A3 – give each student a copy and encourage annotation, underlining, highlighting etc. One of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

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