Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Asking questions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2003-02-09 17:18

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 14:02

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).

Chomwell Green house for sale

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2002-01-26 14:02

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Chomwell Green is a picture prompt for shared group writing at any level. Originally used as an overhead transpareny for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002 but could also be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. With teaching ideas and sample texts showing the use of positive and negative adjectives. One of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Numeracy: MSS1/E1.2, N1/E1.2, MSS1/E2.3, N1/E1.3, N1/E2.2, MSS1/E3.3

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Flash cards, Game, Sort or match cards, Warm-up

One of our most popular resources has now been given a facelift. Includes ‘Follow Me’ warm-up activity cards on ordering days, months and seasons – for group numeracy sessions (EL1-EL3), also suitable for Literacy (Reading levels E1-E3). Small cards for matching months/days to abbreviations or order. Larger cards for playing matching / sorting games /alphabetical ordering and spelling. Useful key word reference sheets connected to time and numbers. Cheque writing help. Match upper and lower case key words. With dozens of teaching ideas.

Adding suffixes er or ar to make nouns

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2001-04-17 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E2.3, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Ws/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

A huge 15 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), imperatives, spelling rules, words with more than one meaning, spelling strategies and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for contextualisation and using as a multisensory resource.

Which suffix -cian -ssion, sion or tion?

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2001-04-17 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

An extensive 13 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), spelling rules, writing sentences, vocabulary, adding and removing suffixes and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for using as a multisensory resource.

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