Free Functional Skills and Skills for Life resources
Realia sources for text level work or numeracy
Good sources of real-life documents and/or images for: text level embedded Functional English and literacy work; Functional Maths (representing skills, extracting data / information) and general project / research work.
Here's another easy-read guide about Queen's death. I like the practicality of this 4 page PDF: it includes reassurances that stamps & money are still OK to use & clearly explains vocabulary such as the meaning of half mast). Perfect for E1 reading. 👑👍
This is lovely and could be very useful as a prompt for Entry Level Functional English reading, writing and discussion activities. 👍👑 . The link below points to the two main easy-read articles written after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In addition, there are many other topical easy read news articles here: https://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/easy-read/
English for Swimming is a huge 88 page resource pack created in Australia for CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) communities. The pack covers almost every aspect of SLC and reading that you could think of, along with links to supplementary materials, including videos. There is a particular emphasis on vocabulary, conversation activities and reading comprehension, with some wonderful texts (see Image of contents page).
Link updated 7/3/22 A huge collection of links to texts and videos that can be used to support English learning in Further Education (Functional English and/or GCSE.) Neatly categorised by vocational area (I counted at least 20 areas!). You are invited to add what you can. Compiled and created by Hollie Barnes and at least 10 contributors.
Link to official army magazine aimed at members of armed forces – useful for Functional Skills for Public Service learners (also general Adult Literacy/Functional Skills if learners are interested in this area).
This could be good for numeracy classes – a gallery of images sent in by readers showing some not-so-special offers (ie ’75p each or 3 for £5’). This looks a good resource to engage learners and contextualise numeracy.
Lots of clear and useful downloads including food cards, recipes and accompanying videos (such as how to make Welsh rarebit, shepherd’s pie, etc) that are great for reading and listening to instructions.