# Posts by Marc Stewart

## Magic Formulas

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-02-26 15:32

#### Resource type: Revision material

This is a handout for Functional Skills L1/L2 which talks about formulas, substitution and BODMAS (BIDMAS).

“Editor’s note*
It includes worked examples from past papers and useful tips and hints. Fully mapped to L2 FM and GCSE Maths 1-5

## Magic Formulas

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-02-26 15:30

## Word Wheel Creator

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2018-01-08 22:35

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 21:56

#### 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 21:49

## Fatal Affraction

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 18:21

#### 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 17:59

## Find the /f/ sounds

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 14:59

#### 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 14:44

## Formal and informal writing

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Wed, 2018-01-03 22:24

#### 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
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 22:22

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2017-12-11 23:33

#### 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

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2017-12-11 22:43

## How to Pass Functional Skills English Reading Level 2

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2017-11-27 17:02

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.

## How to Pass Functional Skills English Reading Level 2

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Mon, 2017-11-27 17:01

## Basic addition and subtraction worksheet generator

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2017-11-26 17:59

#### 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!

## Basic addition and subtraction worksheet generator

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2017-11-26 17:46

## Odd even picture reveal activity

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Thu, 2017-11-16 20:40

#### 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 20:38
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