Halloween

Specifically written to focus on the reformed Entry Level 1 ‘Number’ content, these worksheets follow Sam and Dot at their workplaces during the Halloween period. The resource draws on the different question styles used by the major awarding organisations and can be used for diagnostic assessment and revision.

Level
Entry Level 1
Maths
FM Simple one step problem(s)
FM E1.1 Read, write, order, compare nos. to 20
FM E1.2 Use whole numbers to count up to 20 items including zero
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
FM E1.4 Recognise and interpret the symbols +, – and = appropriately

Originally written as a mock E2 ESOL reading paper with a Halloween theme. Now amended with extra tasks to reflect the reformed Entry Level 2 Functional English content. Covers alphabetical order / dictionary work, general comprehension, purpose of text (E3) and some writing elements (see below). 

Entry 2 Halloween reading tasks

Editor's note

Level
Entry Level 2
English
FE E2.7 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
E2.10 Use effective strategies to find the meaning of words and check their spelling (e.g. a simple dictionary, spell-checker)
FE E2.15 Use 1st & 2nd letters to sequence words alphabetically
E2.18 Complete a form asking for personal information (e.g. first name, surname, address, postcode, age, date of birth)
ESOL
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
ESOL Rs/E2.1d Use punctuation and capitalisation to aid understanding
ESOL Rw/E2.4a
ESOL Rw/E2.5a
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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. All tasks have a Halloween theme.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/L2.1
Ws/L1.1
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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. one clause, one verb).
Aimed at E2-E3 students but could be useful at Level 1.

Tasks include joining pairs of Halloween sentences with a suitable conjunction; extending simple sentence with a suitable ‘ending’, and rewriting texts that are initially written using only simple sentence (in order to improve their organisation and readability).

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E3.3
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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. Writing tasks include an informal note, an email, form filling, a formal letter and a report for a village newsletter.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Designed for Entry 3 – Level 2 Functional Skills English.
Students loved this lesson. Can be designed around other areas but covers:
Writing persuasively.
Fact and opinion.
Research write a factual article
Create a poster using appropriate language.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

A set of challenging differentiated questions for E3-L2 Functional Maths. Covers many topics including: large numbers, percentages, fractions, extracting information from bar charts, number patterns, addition and subtraction, rounding, checking.
All based on an infographic about UK Halloween spending from 2013-2015.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Business & Money management

A simplified reading comprehension based on the origins of Halloween with accompanying questions.
Two versions: one for E2 – low E3, another for high E3 – L1.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Halloween theme.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Wt/E3.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rt/L1.3
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Functional English reading
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E2.1
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

Halloween ratios for topical practice (makes a great starter activity) plus a free Halloween cakes recipe!

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition