Equality and Diversity

Any resource that includes an obvious aspect of equality and/or diversity issues.

A revision of L1 numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity. Question themes include: population of UK districts, languages spoken in London, major religions, planning a St George’s Day street party. Topics covered include calculating and converting measures, working with large numbers, representing data, ratios, fractions, percentages and substitution.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.6
N2/L2.10
N2/L1.11
HD1/L1.2
AN N1/L2.4
N1/L1.10
N1/L1.1
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day of the year.
It is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths. Will prompt disucssion on many issues from the UK population through to literacy rates in Peru and the Coral Coast in Fiji!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

An international themed resource for World Maths day on March 1st 2011 or any other day. I based it around the C&G E3 Numeracy exams but it is also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.
Will also prompt disucssion on many issues from the cost of air travel through to literacy rates in Peru and traffic in the Panama Canal!
Includes tips for covering Functional Maths process skills.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Housework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB). A big thank you must go to Janet Fletcher who co-authored this video!

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
AL Rw/E1.1
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Independent living

A lovely topical reading task aimed at L1-2. Includes 10 multiple choice comprehension questions, open skim/scan questions and a dictionary task.

Level
L1
L2
English
Reading

A beautiful set of worksheets. Learners must match months to seasons and also relate well known festivals and celebrations to each season (there is also a handy overview calendar for 2010). The last two sheets focus specifically on spring (clothes, foods, etc.).
Also useful for E1-2 ESOL / Literacy (spelling months of the year).

Level
E1
E2
English
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Maths
MSS1/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)
Context
Independent living

Functional English task sheets for Care (Early Years) provides contextualised help with the underpinning skills necessary to achieve Functional English (FE) at E3-L1. Includes reading comprehension (based on a topical article about the need for more male childcare workers), spelling, punctuation, fact and opinion, sentence structure, writing and discussion. With full details of relevant FE criteria and teaching notes.

Level
E3
L1
English
Functional Skills English
General literacy / English
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Literacy and numeracy questions all based on the word CHRISTMAS (can easily be adapted for other seasonal festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
Updated Nov 2011 – see comments below

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
Data Handling
Number

A comprehension and writing task sheet for E3-L1. If learners also watch the East is East DVD it also provides lots of opportunity to discuss issues of race and culture.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Celebrating Diwali cleverly combines details about the Hindu festival with information on the common homophones: there – their – they’re.

Level
L1
English
Ww/L1.1
Homophones, homographs & confusables
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond