Skillsworkshop Classic English

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A vintage skillsworkshop resource (usually at least 10 years old) that has remained popular.

All 'Classics" have been updated to reflect the latest Reformed Functional Skills Content. Where appropriate, content had also been changed and separate PDF answer sheets provided.

Use alone or as a consolidation resource for learners after attempting  E2 Homophone Cloze Exercises’ and/or  E3 Homophone Cloze Exercises – Set 1’ . Covers 7 sets of homophones from the E2 and E3 spelling lists. There are also some follow-up exercises.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
FE E2.16 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
FE E3.17 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE E3.21 Use compound sentences & paragraphs where appropriate
Homophones, homographs & confusables

Written specifically for the new reformed English content which expects secure homophone skills at much lower levels than previously. Covers 6 of the 22 homophone spellings required at E3 using differentiated sets of cloze exercises. 7 sets each with 15 questions / sentences plus detailed teaching notes and an appendix listing all E1, E2 & E3 spellings.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE E3.17 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE L1.21 Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words
FE L2.22 Spell words used in work, study and daily life, including a range of specialist words
Homophones, homographs & confusables

Written specifically for the new reformed English content which expects secure homophone skills at much lower levels than previously. Covers all the homophone spellings required at E2 using differentiated sets of cloze exercises. 7 sets each with 15 questions / sentences plus detailed teaching notes and an appendix listing all E1 & E2 spellings.

Level
Entry Level 2
English
FE E2.16 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
Homophones, homographs & confusables

June 2021 - now updated for the 2021 Season

Wimbledon is a text for E2-3 with comprehension, dictionary and sentence-writing questions followed by alphabetical ordering work on the men’s/women’s top seeds.
Now a Skillsworkshop Classic English title.
 

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
FE E2.7 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
FE E3.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
FE E3.9 Identify, understand & extract main points & ideas in/from texts
FE E2.9 Understand organisational markers in short, straightforward texts
FE E2.12 Use illustrations, images & captions to locate information
FE E3.12 Understand organisational features & use them to locate relevant information
FE E3.11 Use strategies to find meaning of words e.g. dictionary, context, word types
FE E2.15 Use 1st & 2nd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE E3.16 Use 1st, 2nd & 3rd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE E2.19 Write in compound sentences, using common conjunctions to connect clauses
FE E3.21 Use compound sentences & paragraphs where appropriate
FE E2.20 Use adjectives & simple linking words
FE E3.19 Write text of appropriate length & level of detail
Context
Sport

June 2021 - updated for Reformed Functional Skills and now a Skillsworkshop Classic English title.

This PPT makes an ideal starter for an Entry Level session on adjectives and is designed to be intertwined with Emma Scotland’s worksheet of the same name (listed under See Also). Seamlessly moves from group work to paired work to individual work. Also provides useful Entry Level 1 reading practice (simple sentences).

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
FE E2.20 Use adjectives & simple linking words
FE E1.9 Read simple sentences containing one clause

June 2021 - updated for Reformed Functional Skills and now a Skillsworkshop Classic English title.

This charming worksheet can be used alone or in conjunction with Moira Garland's PPT starter of the same name (2007, updated 2021, listed under See Also). Ideal for an Entry Level session on adjectives and also provides useful Entry Level 1 reading practice (simple sentences).

Editor’s note
First uploaded Feb 2006, updated June 2021

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
FE E2.20 Use adjectives & simple linking words
FE E1.9 Read simple sentences containing one clause