Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resources that are suitable for both literacy (Functional English) and Numeracy (Functional Maths) teaching and learning.

Six task sheets written as embedded literacy resources for Entry Level core NOCN module: Introduction to diversity in society.

  • What is diversity?
  • Recognising diverse groups
  • What is discrimination?
  • Responding to discrimination
  • Effects of discrimination
  • Tupac – Changes

Although aimed at Entry 2-3 most of the sheets could also be used in higher level groups and make marvellous discussion prompts.

Level
E3
E2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A set of posters / cards / checklists designed to prompt discussion, check learning and keep a record of student progression. Designed for Entry Level Functional Maths and English learners in an FE setting but suitable for all levels and subjects.
This resource was inspired by discussion on the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics) site about “understanding versus doing” and I would like to thank the forum members for their ideas and feedback.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors. The materials can be used to focus on knife crime but are also useful as part of wider discussion about criminal behaviour.

The resources include

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Health and safety

A really unusual reading comprehension exercise that also tests a range of maths skills (dates, large numbers, distance, etc.). Although the general reading level is around Level1 it is based on an Australian news article about a lottery winner and contains a lot of unfamiliar Australian vocabulary. Thus it also stretches Level 2 learners. An optional glossary is provided; this includes words such as swag, Slikpik, shire and half a dozen more.

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

Fun, multi-purpose speaking / reading / listening / writing / maths warm-up activity that can be used at any level and for any subject – particularly effective at Entry Level. Learners shake two dice to locate a word on a number matrix (good for maths:co-ordinates too!).
Five sample grids are provided – covering descriptions, homophones (2 grids), spellings and clothes – plus a blank grid so you can make your own. Includes full instructions and can also be used for numeracy.

Level
L1
E3
E2
E1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

This is a resource I developed, prior to the May 2011 referendum, to use as part of ‘language for expressing opinions’ at E3 Level. It’s quite basic but can be developed in different ways for classes of different levels. It is based the Victor the Vote Counter video available on YouTube or www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Listen for detail
Listen for gist
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A simulation of the AV and FPTP voting system first used in an Entry Level Functional Maths and English class on Referendum day May 5th 2011.

Students vote for their favourite chocolate and compare the results when using the two different systems.

Resource includes AV and FPTP ballot papers, ballot box labels and a polling station poster. Plus links to voting information videos and easy-read referendum information leaflets.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Functional English - reading
Maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Independent living

Excellent advice on giving a presentation (this is a required part of Level 2 Functional English assessment and would also be useful for L2 literacy and possibly L2 ESOL). Step by step guide to planning and delivery.

Level
L2
English
SLd/L2.5
SLd/L2.4
SLc/L2.4
SLc/L2.3
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
ESOL
ESOL Speak to communicate
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

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