Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

Straightforward but very practical worksheet where ESOL learners select a garment and answer questions about its washing care symbols. The written questions require at least E1 reading skills but other parts of the worksheet focus on symbol recognition and are thus suitable for pre-Entry emerging readers / writers.
Note: for more on laundry symbols see “Buying Clothes” PPT below.

Level
E1
M8
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rtc/M8.3
Context
Independent living

Ideas for a revision class on the theme of making a cake. I have included a cake recipe by Delia Smith and some prices of cake ingredients and items for cake decorating.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Fun, hands-on activity that provides practice in both reading and listening to / following instructions. You should end up with a paper hat!
Fully mapped to Entry 2 Functional English (reading; speaking, listening and communication) and the adult literacy curriculum. Page 1 is for reading practice (or for the tutor to read aloud to the students), page 2 can be chopped up and used as a re-ordering exercise.

Level
E2
English
SLlr/E2.4
SLlr/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English - reading

Fabulous set of resources – aimed at E2-L1 Functional English but some activities are also suitable for E1 and/or L2.
10 different sets of resources encompassing a range of teaching strategies and covering many aspects of reading, writing, and discussion. A detailed mapping document is included.
Includes the following activities/topics:

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Business & Money management

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

Step by step method for using this very clever, little-known method of working out those tricky times tables from 6 to 9. (The method relies on the user knowing his or her “easier times tables” well so is not suitable for the complete times-tables novice. Very clear slides with lots of illustrated examples.
Please note you must have the Smart Notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the Notebook resource http://smarttech.com/

Level
L1
E3
Maths
N1/L1.5
N1/E3.5

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Level
E2
E1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E2.1b
ESOL Rs/E2.1a
ESOL Rs/E1.1a

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English - reading
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Hands-on / kinaesthetic activity where learners select coins, work out prices and change, and line up in order of “wealth” (according to their laminated purse cards).
With teaching and differentiation ideas. Fully mapped to E1-E2 numeracy and Functional Maths.
Note: best used with real money but if you want printable money please use Magic Money for coins and Working in a Charity Shop for notes (see links below).

Level
E2
E1
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A Level 1/2 PPT quiz on commas. Some slides are based on persuasive-type texts so can also be used for purpose of text extension work, others are based on recent news items.

The game is multiple choice and based on colours. I use coloured hoops (as in hoola hoops) and bean bags. It can be team based or individual. Each player throws a beanbag into the hoop that corresponds with their chosen answer.

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/L2.4
Ws/L1.3
Context
News, Politics & Government items