SLd/L1.1

Follow and contribute to discussions on a range of straightforward topics
(a) Understand that a discussion can be affected by the nature of its purpose, and that their own purpose may differ from that of others
(b) Know how to respond appropriately to other points of view

A railway safety PowerPoint to be used as a discussion on why we need to stay safe around railway lines. Can be used as a speaking and listening tool to form discussion points or as a reading comprehension.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
SLd/L1.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/E2.2
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Health and safety

A vocabulary building activity, involving dictionary use. Played in teams and based on the TV programme ‘Call My Bluff’. Teams compete to identify the true definition of a word when given a choice of three definitions, with one being true and two being false.

A great way to get learners to work together. I usually play this with level 1 and level 2 learners, either at the end of a session as an on going activity or as part of a session.

Level
L2
L1
English
SLd/L2.1
SLd/L1.1
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Moral Dilemmas is a great game aimed at 16-18 year olds (easily adapted for other age groups) that provides focus points for group discussion along with reading, writing and listening practice.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.2
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
SLd/L2.1
SLd/L2.4
SLlr/E3.5
SLlr/E3.6
SLlr/L1.6
SLlr/L2.3
SLlr/L2.4
Writing

Encourages learners to think (and mind-map / thought-web) about skills required for a good conversation and then test them out and evaluate after a 5 minute conversation with a partner.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
SLd/E2.2
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
SLd/E3.3
SLd/L1.2
General
Autistic spectrum support

Wonderful team game for E3-L2 that provides good practice in spelling, group discussion and using dictionaries.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L2.2
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
SLd/E3.1
SLd/L1.1
SLd/L2.1