Posts by Marc Stewart

Word Wheel Creator

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 21:35

This is a site that produces word wheels (the ones you have to cut out and stick with a brass paper fastener). There are loads of pre-set ones that you can just download and print out, or you can make your own relatively easily. This site requires Flash, but is very slick!

Editor’s note
For an editable Word Wheel template try Marc Stewart’s excellent PPT version:
https://www.skillsworkshop.org/resources/word-wheel-template-editable

Word Wheel Template (editable)

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 20:56

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words, Apply strategies to spell correctly

ESOL: ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics), ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Cut and stick, Hands-on / practical activity, Resource generator, Teaching idea, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT.

Word Wheel Template (editable)

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 20:49
Word Wheel Template (editable)

Fatal Affraction

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 17:21

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, GCSE N10, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3

ICT: Using ICT

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

This is a set of worksheets in a MS Excel workbook that deals with fractions. – Sheet one: a set of pictures (pie charts) that shows fractions from halves to tenths – Sheet two: equivalent fractions with two pie charts, learners can input fractions and see if they are equivalent by looking at the shape of the pie charts – Sheet three: starting to look at fractions being equivalent to decimals with two pie charts one for fractions and one for decimals – Sheet four: a ‘playground’ for learners to input various fracti

Fatal Affraction

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 16:59
Fatal Affraction

Find the /f/ sounds

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 13:59

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, GCSE A6 SPaG, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1, Word origins

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

This is a spelling/phonetics resource that could be used as a starter, differentiated activity or filler. Learners colour in the squares where the words have an /f/ sound, these words are hidden with words that are ‘gh’ but aren’t pronounced /f/. When completed the grid shows a smiley face. There are a few trap words in here which can be used for dictionary or internet search practice.

Find the /f/ sounds

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 13:44
Find the /f/ sounds

Formal and informal writing

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Wed, 2018-01-03 21:24

Literacy: (a) Use tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.6, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

A set of two exercises (one vocabulary exercise, then a directed writing exercise) plus an extension (fun exercise where learners use the ‘wrong’ register to write a text) to learn about formal and informal language in English.

Editor’s note
No answers
Love the final exercise :) The examples (which involve David Beckham and a broken washing machine) are hilarious.

Formal and informal writing

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Wed, 2018-01-03 21:22
Formal and informal writing

Conjunctive adverbs

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2017-12-11 22:33

Literacy: GCSE A5, GCSE A6 SPaG, Ws/L2.1, Functional English - writing

Free tags: adverbial conjuncts, adverbs, conjunctive adverbs

Level: L2, GCSE L1-5

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

This is a short explanation with examples of eight sorts of conjunctive adverb arranged by type. There is an activity to complete, as well as some stretch/research activities for differentiation.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to L2 Functional English and GCSE English

Conjunctive Adverbs

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2017-12-11 21:43
Conjunctive Adverbs

This is a really useful video for L2 Reading for Pearson Functional Skills as it shows the ‘banker’ questions and guides learners (and tutors) to where the marks are. This can be used in class or for homework/self study.

Numeracy: N1/E1.4, N1/E1.5, N1/E2.3, N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.3

Resource type: Resource generator, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

This is a MS Excel resource that is designed to be a useful resource for producing sheets for starter activities or homework. This also provides a tutor marking sheet. The sheet can be used to differentiate by choosing larger or smaller numbers, and can be addition or subtraction.

Editor’s note
Creates printable sheets of 20 problems (plus answer sheets). Clever and useful!

Odd even picture reveal activity

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Thu, 2017-11-16 19:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Resource generator, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

This is an Excel file with a basic odd/even activity. I took inspiration from Jean Thomas’ “Reveal the hidden shapes!” activity from 2005.

With this activity, the tutor can design a picture (or one learner can design a picture for another learner) and it produces a printable sheet.

Odd even picture reveal activity

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Thu, 2017-11-16 19:38
Odd even picture reveal activity
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