Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT. For example:
Stretchy:

  • Write positive or negative words in the table
  • Look up words that are unfamiliar

Stretchier:

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE READING and understanding words
FE WRITING Spelling
FE WRITING Sentence structure and paragraphs
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A quick paper based quiz on the EU adapted from the on-screen version on the uk.gov site at: www.eureferendum.gov.uk
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It isn’t directly about the referendum but might be useful to spark debates. Multiple choice, questions such as ‘how many countries are in the EU’ etc…..

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Engage in Discussion
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.4
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
News, Politics & Government items

This is new from Sept 2015 for L2 reading.
It is a list of writing techniques – the name of the technique, a description and an example.

Editor’s note (updated 7/5/2017)
Also ideal for GCSE English revision.
Covers 14 techniques: similes, hyperbole, alliteration, rhetorical questions, superlatives, personification, analogy, colloquialisms, cliches, onomatopoeia, oxymorons, imperatives, metaphors and emotive language.

Level
GCSE L1-5
Level 2
English
Wt/L2.6
Wt/L2.5
GCSE A5
Functional English reading

An interactive presentation to explain the meaning of nouns, verbs and adjectives and an accompanying hands-on activity to sort words into nouns, verbs and adjectives. This is good to use early in a course as it is fun and gets learners working in groups,

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Use knowledge of grammar
Apply grammar

A PPT to supplement work on this topic in the context of hairdressing.
Also includes a quick starter on punctuation.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A railway safety PowerPoint to be used as a discussion on why we need to stay safe around railway lines. Can be used as a speaking and listening tool to form discussion points or as a reading comprehension.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
SLd/L1.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/E2.2
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Health and safety

Simulations of email and online banking registration forms. Can be used in succession, as for the banking registration form you need an email address. When you press the “create account” button it will open the printing menu. Good luck!

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E3.2
Functional English reading
Form filling
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Using ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A PPT about imperatives. Students identify imperatives and the language / layout of instructions, then have a go at writing their own.

Editor’s note
For sample instruction texts please to use with this PPT please see Carrie’s “Lasagne instructions” ,“Glass bead steriliser instructions” or “Pancake imperatives” below.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rs/E3.1
Rs/E2.1

A powerpoint used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2, but always use it as a check with E3 – L2 at the beginning of the year. They all enjoy it and never complain it should be for babies. It could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Would be good used with small individual whiteboards.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Maths
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E2.1
N1/E1.2
N1/E1.1
Whole Numbers
Pre-entry
pE N1/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E2.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a

The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.4a Alphabetical order 1st & 2nd place letters
Context
Employment skills & Public services