Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Functional English reading
Form filling
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Simulation of completing an online CV. Very easy to use, fill in the boxes and print after completion.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Form filling
General literacy / English
ICT
Functional ICT
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A practice paper written for Entry 3 Adult Literacy C&G exams at E3 but suitable for, and fully mapped to, Functional English.

All activities are based on a New Year’s Eve theme. The main text and related comprehension questions are about New Year’s Eve superstitions. Other activities include form filling, alphabetical order, dictionary work, planning and writing, and group discussion.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Form filling
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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Three differentiated writing tasks / practice papers on the same theme. First, you apply to appear in a Christmas Concert at the village hall. Later, you hear you have got a place in the concert and write an email inviting your friends to come and watch.

I wrote these tasks as an informal summative assessment end-of-term activity for a mixed level E1-E3 group of 16-19 year-olds, but they are suitable for any age group.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Form filling
Writing
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing (see editor’s note below). Based on a trip to a seaside music festival, it makes a very appealing summer-time revision activity for music fans of any age.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Functional English - writing
Alphabetical order
Form filling
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Art Film Media Music TV

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing (see Editor’s note below). Based on a real trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford it is written in a generic style and could be any local museum / art gallery.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Functional English - writing
Alphabetical order
Form filling
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
History, culture, museums, libraries

Looking at Newspapers is a wonderful example of creative differentiated teaching across all levels (E1-L2). A detailed lesson description, resources and introductory PPT are included. The lesson uses Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” to help students analyse newspaper reports and interview other students, or their teacher, to create their own reports.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Poetry
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Basic practice in addressing an envelope and completing a simple form.

Level
Entry Level 2
English
Form filling
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ESOL Wt/E2.1b

A fabulous, topical set of Entry level resources based on the popular 2009 TV series. Covers reading comprehension, sentence structure, punctuation, planning writing (includes several writing frames), paragraphs, form filling and much more.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Form filling
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E2.4
Wt/E3.2
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A topical way to assess how your students have progressed during the autumn term. A great series of tasks based on the Royal Mail delivery services at Christmas. Includes reading comprehension, writing, form filling and a speaking/listening/discussion task.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
General literacy / English
Form filling