Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Tips for students sitting onscreen/online Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. Adapted from our original version for paper based exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing skilsworkshop details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Exam tips and help

Tips for students sitting paper-based Level 1 or 2 multiple choice literacy and numeracy exams. A free editable Word Version of this resource is available by emailing Maggie with details of where you teach Basic Skills. This will enable you to: customise the page with your own college logo, change picture, add your own tips, etc.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Exam tips and help

Phonics worksheets. Students to fill in missing vowels and link words with pictures.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Ww/E1.3

26 picture cards with upper and lower case letters on reverse. Use as flashcards, game cards or matching cards. 3 pages with full curriculum links and teaching ideas.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Ww/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a Form the letters of the alphabet using upper and lower case
ESOL Ww/E1.1b Use basic sound-letter correspondence & letter patterns to aid spelling
ESOL Rw/E1.3a Identify letters of alphabet in both upper & lower case
ESOL Rw/E1.2a Use basic sound-letter correspondence to sound out words

This set of 3 medium term plans follow on from an earlier E1 2-term scheme of work (see below)
and can save you a lot of time andenergy!
Note: for those in FE not used to school terminology. A medium term plan is more detailed than a scheme of work but not as detailed as a lesson plan.

Level
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English

Two great mindmaps for visual / picture thinkers. One shows you how to mindmap, the other summarises spelling strategies.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Ww/E2.2
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

12 multiple choice questions based on six different short texts (most from past papers) specially selected or adapted to be used for revision of purpose and form of text. Also useful for homework or for displaying with a data projector.

Level
Level 1
English
Rt/L1.2

Letter writing ideas – step by step guide to letter and note writing. Choose an idea, think about purpose and audience, plan, draft, revise and proof read. Use in an E3-L1 class after extensive text level reading work on letters.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.3
Wt/E3.4
Adult Lit Wt/L1.1 Plan and draft writing
Adult Lit Wt/L1.2 Judge how much to write and the level of detail to include
Adult Lit Wt/L1.3 Present information in a logical sequence, using paragraphs where appropriate
Adult Lit Wt/L1.4 Use language suitable for purpose and audience
Adult Lit Wt/L1.5 Use format and structure for different purposes
Wt/L1.6

Take a detailed look at the purpose, intended audience and language of letters. Fill-in worksheet, teachers’ notes, follow up ideas. Use as preparation for individual letter writing (see ‘letter writing ideas’ below).

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Adult Lit Wt/L2.5 Use formal & informal language appropriate to purpose & audience
Wt/L2.4
Adult Lit Wt/L1.5 Use format and structure for different purposes
Adult Lit Wt/L1.4 Use language suitable for purpose and audience
Rt/L2.2 Identify the purpose of a text and infer meaning which is not explicit
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2

Use subordinating conjunctions to extend simple sentences, with extension activity.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Ws/E3.1
Adult Lit Ws/L1.1 Write in complete sentences
Adult Lit Ws/L2.1 Construct complex sentences