Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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A reading based on a news item. Includes comprehension questions, wordsearch puzzle, crossword, putting words in order to make sentences.

Editor’s note
Aimed at E2-E3 but some parts are suitable for E1 (with support). With Functional Skills mapping.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Functional English reading
Context
Animals, animal care, farming & equine

Aimed at E1-E3 learners, this resource can be used to introduce the spellings of days and months at E1 or E2, or as a revision tool at E2 or E3. After finding the names of all 7 days and 12 months in the Wordsearch, where they are presented in upper-case letters, the learner uses the next sheet to write the names in the chart using the correct combination of upper and lower case letters.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly

A simplified reading about cyclones with reference to the two cyclones in Australia in February 2015 followed by some exercises. The exercises are at different levels to meet the very different abilities of students in my class.

Editor’s note
Lovely selection of reading materials and exercises – includes fill-in tables, questions, word searches (two levels), and a blank map to add cyclone paths. E1-E3.

Update (28/2/15)
Small error in wind speed chart now corrected.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
M8
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Functional English reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

This simple wordsearch is ideal for ESOL beginners and E1-2 Literacy. Nationalities included are Polish, Bangladeshi, Italian, Japanese, South African, Chinese, British, Egyptian and Irish. The chosen nationalities give examples of the most common suffixes -ish, -i, -ian, -n and -ese.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

A truly functional set of everyday reading and writing tasks based on medicine instructions. Activities include:

  • reading comprehension questions
  • matching instructions to the correct tube/bottle/packet
  • writing instructions
  • cloze exercise
  • word search
    Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and with extra teaching tips.
Level
Entry Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Another super 18 page student workbook originally written for Milestone 8, E1-2 ESOL students to use at the beginning of the academic year. Complete with student and tutor record pages, evaluation, and answer sheets. Includes spelling, reading, cloze exercises and comprehension, form-filling, sentences, word searches and a crossword.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Form filling
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
General ESOL

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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
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
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
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