Functional Skills English

An excellent set of L2 literacy/Functional English tasks based on a topical text about New Year’s resolutions.
Used as a mock exam, the first 12 questions are in the style of the Adult Literacy multiple choice exam and cover spelling, comprehension, punctuation, tone, vocabulary, etc. They are followed by several challenging writing, summarising and purpose/structure questions that are also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

Level
Level 2
English
Writing
Reading
Functional Skills English

Set of Remembrance Day tasks covering reading, writing and discussion.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 1 and 2 Functional English. With teaching tips and extension ideas.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Voluntary & Charity
History, culture, museums, libraries

Topical set of resources covering reading, writing and discussion.Two simplified texts – one writer likes fireworks; the other does not! What do you think?
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 1 and 2 Functional English. With teaching tips and extension ideas.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English

Excellent set of reading comprehension, vocabulary (definitions, synonyms, antonyms), grammar (parts of speech) and writing tasks (write an article) on this emotive topic. Based on a BBC “On this day” article.
Also ideal for prompting a Level 1 or 2 Functional English discussion.

Level
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
News, Politics & Government items
History, culture, museums, libraries

[img_assist|nid=4821|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100]Two resources that can be used together or independently.

  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Animals, animal care, farming & equine

Everything you need for embedding literacy / Functional English into a teaching session that looks at drugs.

Learners explore the types types of drugs and also some of the origins of the problem. It covers types of text and some reading and spelling, including segmenting. There is also a ‘DARTs’ type exercise that explores how to treat a person who may become ill, instructions to re-order, and posters to laminate and discuss.

Some of the posters are quite powerful and may require discretion with their use, but are good illustrations of this type of text.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years

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
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

An E3-L1 Functional Maths, English and ICT task first used with learners at Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. Plan and cost a restaurant meal for 20 officials (originally held at Frank and Benny’s, Chingford, but you will need to provide menus from a favourite local restaurant or chain) and then present your results in a spreadsheet..

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
Context
Sport
Catering Food Nutrition

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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
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

A fabulous and very topical study pack for Level 2 Functional English students. Covers all aspects of Functional English and is fully mapped to the Functional Skills criteria.
13 tasks covering reading, writing and discussion. Includes: spelling, dictionary work, formal and semi-formal letter writing, surveys and graphical information, reading comprehension, punctuation and paragraphing, and summarising. With teaching notes and several exemplar answers.

Level
Level 2
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Health, Social care, Early years