Contextual Resources

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Set of interactive and paper based activities based on buying and describing clothes. The on-screen activities (match words and pictures, drag and drop sentences, cloze activitiy, crossword) make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard and can be extended and consolidated using the dialogue prompts, vocabulary cards and other activities in the PDF document.

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
General ESOL
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A lovely set of activities for Entry 1. Ideal in the current economic climate. Covers reading and matching key words, alphabetical order, spelling and a paired speaking and listening task (telephone orders).

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A great PPT quiz – the emphasis in on maths (questions on number of matches played, groups etc.) but it also includes general knowledge questions. All question can be easily adapted if they are too easy / difficult.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Sport

This ‘random number generator’ is an open ended resource that the author originally designed to use for mental maths (adding or taking away 10 from the displayed number). It was later used it as part of a ‘Question of Sport’ quiz (in the spelling round!): learners choose a picture and then spell the ‘random’ number that appears: 49, 32, 28, 46, 67, 55, 21, 74 and 13 (these be edited to suit and could also be linked to any set of numbered, pre-prepared quiz questions on any topic).

Level
M8
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
AN N1/E2.1
AN N1/E2.2
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Sport

Self-marking cloze, quiz and writing activities for football fans. All are based on the story of Pickles, the dog who found the stolen World Cup in 1966. Extra teaching ideas and links to many related web sites are also included.

Level
E1
English
Wt/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
SLlr/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Context
Sport

A very popular 29 page booklet with 14 Milestone 8 / Entry 1-2 paper-based word, sentence and text focus activities to accompany related on-screen resources (below). Updated in 2006.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Li…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found)

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
Rs/E2.4
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Ww/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
Context
Sport

A practical investigation that can be enjoyed in mixed level classes.  There's something for all learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

Editor's note. One of my favourite resources that somehow got lost when the site was redeveloped in 2011.  Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that come into effect September 2019. Pages 7-8 show detailed FS mapping to content descriptors and problem solving skills.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
E1.13 Read and draw simple charts and diagrams including a tally chart, block diagram/graph
E2.25 Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts
E3.23 Organise and represent information in appropriate ways including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts
FM L1.8 Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages
Context
Sport