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Reading, writing and discussion activities based on one of  the Edexcel exam contexts ('Learning to Drive').  PowerPoint includes chunked texts, key vocabulary tables, a video resource, and discussion and writing prompts. Resource lends itself well for additional reading comprehension prompts and explorative discussions. 

Editor's note

The reading focus is purpose, tone and organisational / formatting features. The final task is to write an online forum entry. 

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE L1.6 Follow / understand discussions & make contributions relevant to situation & subject
FE L2.8 Make relevant and constructive contributions to move discussion forward
FE L1.14 Understand organisational and structural features and use them to locate relevant information (e.g. index, menus, subheadings, paragraphs) in a range of straightforward texts
FE L2.16 Understand organisational features and use them to locate relevant information in a range of straightforward and complex sources
FE L1.24 Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
FE L2.25 Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format and structure (e.g. standard templates, paragraphs, bullet points, tables)
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
Independent living

Comprehensive, step by step 12 page workbook.
Students must research their own budgets and local financial institutions before making major financial decision such as costing an event and taking out a loan to buy a car.
Covers money, decimals, ratio and percentages (interest rates). Fully mapped to E2-L1 Functional Maths.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

A worksheet where learners research and record findings using Google maps. The idea is to get them familiar with reference points for distances. Gives learners an idea how far places are from them in real terms, and teaches them to estimate with measurements.
Also provides good practice with the Google maps app on phones, Mac or PC.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN Length weight capacity temperature scales
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Independent living

A straightforward addition and subtraction worksheet which can be used a starter or a worksheet for adult learners. Also useful for teenagers doing budgeting, independent living, etc.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Independent living

Matching exercise for preEntry and E1 learners to recognise signs and their names.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
Context
Independent living

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors. The materials can be used to focus on knife crime but are also useful as part of wider discussion about criminal behaviour.

The resources include

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Health and safety

I created these hand-outs for my Entry 1 to Level 1 learners and used them to accompany Saul Pope’s E3-L2 Problem Page resource (see below for a link to Saul’s resource).

I found the resources very useful for both motivational purposes (all students enjoyed the discussion aspect) and also to inform future planning (all students found it difficult putting pen to paper when writing their response).

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
AL Writing: composition
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

An adaptation of John Thompson’s popular You’re in the money (1997 – see below) which makes good use of Argos and Littlewoods catalogues. This adaptation has differentiated task sheets (E2-3, and L1-2) and is ideal for underpinning many aspects of Functional Mathematics including money, odd-even numbers, problem solving, rounding, averages and more; in addition to developing problem solving skills.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
MSS1/E2.2
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
MSS1/E3.2
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN N1/E3.1 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s
Context
Independent living

A great 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources including ordering and matching worksheets and cards, simple spelling sheet, healthy eating chart (please download the accompanying Excel file – see below). The main topic is making an omelette and the lesson includes sequencing, letters, word recognition and building, and simple sentences. You will also need food leaflets from supermarkets, plastic or wooden letters and a tape recorder.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Ws/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rs/M8.1
pE Rw/M7.1
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ws/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living