I was just searching on the web and came across this great looking website. Thought it may be nice for end of term lessons. Learners can choose from a huge selection of pre-drawn characters and props, and add their own speech and thought bubbles. The completed strip can be printed or emailed to yourself.
This has a template file and a description of an approach that I have used to help learners write CVs. It is a template that gets learners to think about what in their studies and experience is relevant to a particular job vacancy.
A super template for non linear writing with plenty of academic discussion and further links for the teacher. For an example of non linear reading follow the link (within the blog to the Argos lesson plan.
This is a site with exercises for learners of English based around football (produced in conjunction with the Premier League). It is probably more suitable for ESOL learners, but there will be sections that could be used for Adult Literacy or Functional Skills learners – as long as they like football!
BBC Skillswise – full of all sorts of useful stuff for numeracy and literacy, with Core Curriculum references. Aimed at Entry 3 and Level 1 learners the site had a major makeover in September 2011 and there are now plans to introduce E1-2 and L2 resources. The 100 new 1 minute videos are brilliant for introducing maths and English in an embedded learning situation.
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A site that explains the difficulties of the English language for people learning to read and spell, and provides useful sheets on the sounds of our language.
The site looks at English spelling patterns. It provides lists of words that contain patterns of letters with common sounds, and words that a learner may think follow the pattern but are in fact quite different. For example ‘break’ and ‘great’ but what about ‘breakfast’? Similarly with ‘a’ which is pronounced several different ways according to the word in which it is used.