Posts by Maggie Harnew

Valentine's Day resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2018-02-06 21:38

Follow this tag to find resources for Wednesday Feb 14th 2018

Valentine's Day Functional English tasks

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2018-02-05 22:47
Valentine's Day Functional English tasks

Valentine's Day Functional English tasks

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2018-02-05 22:42

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Valentine's Day

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A set of six linked, differentiated texts about Valentine’s Day, with associated writing assessments.

Two texts and two writing tasks for Entry 1 and for Entry 2.

Pancake Day resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2018-02-02 14:08

This year Shrove Tuesday is on February 13th 2018
If you’re looking for pancake resources, follow this tag:

Shrove Tuesday (9 resources – English, maths and ICT. E2-L2)

Perimeter and area bingo

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2018-01-24 15:10
Perimeter and area bingo

Word Wheel Creator

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2018-01-08 21:33
Word Wheel Creator

Christmas and other seasonal resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2017-12-17 10:13

Follow these tags to find seasonal resources:

Alternatively, type the search term such as Christmas into the search box.

Blown away...

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2017-11-17 14:05

I have been blown away by skillsworkshop but too shy to send anything for years. As a literacy tutor I have shown many new FE tutors your site and my niece, daughter-in-law and my daughter have all been involved with skillsworkshop at various times.

I would love to be able to have the confidence to be a contributor. In the meantime, I would like to say how wonderful it has been enabling us to have a great platform to be able to share resources through all the changes of the past 17 years.

Thank you
Julia

Person's name: 
Julia Phillips, Leicestershire Enablement Service
Date of quote: 
November 2017

Children in Need (Nov 2017) resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2017-11-15 14:00

Simply type Children in Need into any search box or follow this search tag to find the following:

  • Children in Need L1 reading comprehension
  • Children in Need for ESOL (an adapted E2-3 version of the above)
  • Pudsey Collection – E3 Functional Maths

'The Apprentice' resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2017-11-09 16:26

Just in case you’ve missed them: we have two Functional English / Literacy resources based on the popular TV programme. Jodie Travis’s Hired or Fired has been on the site since 2006 but is still as relevant today. In 2011 it was hugely extended and adapted into Matt Barnes’ You’re Hired.

Remembrance Day resources 2017

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2017-11-09 16:22

Follow this tag to find eight Remembrance Day resources covering maths, English and ICT at all levels.

Follow this tag to find Halloween maths and English resources (9 resources).

For Bonfire Night ideas (maths and English) follow the Guy Fawkes tag (7 resources)

… and don’t forget Autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths, listed under the Autumn and Equality and Diversity tags.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Two separate resources: one for L1, one for L2.
I developed these because of my frustration that learners (many that have already been put through constant re-sits) are expected to tackle Functional Skills exam papers and multi-step problems before they have been taught or have mastered the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

Many aspects of place value are covered including reading & writing large numbers, ordering numbers, negative numbers, rounding, and the correct use of < and > symbols.

Halloween complex sentences

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2017-10-18 19:18
Halloween complex sentences

Halloween complex sentences

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2017-10-18 19:06

Literacy: Ws/L1.1, Ws/L2.1, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Halloween

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A series of tasks designed to help learners improve their sentences and hence their writing style. These tasks assume no previous knowledge of complex sentences or subordinating conjunctions. They do assume the learner is familiar with simple sentences (i.e. one clause, one verb) and compound sentences. (See my related Entry Level ‘Halloween Compound Sentences’ resource for more on compound sentences and coordinating conjunctions).

Aimed at L1-2 students but parts could be useful at Entry 3.

Halloween compound sentences

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2017-10-09 10:28

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.3, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Halloween

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

10/10/17 Several minor and one major correction made

These tasks assume no previous knowledge of compound sentences and/or conjunctions. They do assume the learner is familiar with simple sentences (i.e.

Halloween compound sentences

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2017-10-09 10:26
Halloween compound sentences

Halloween Entry Functional English

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2017-10-04 19:21
Halloween Entry Functional English

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Halloween

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

A set of six linked, differentiated texts about Halloween, with associated writing assessments.
Two texts for each Entry Level: an email, a party invitation, a recipe, instructions for a Halloween game, a contents page, and a newspaper article.

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