Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Short sets of words for alphabetic sorting.   These can be used with literacy or ESOL learners.  I found they worked well at the beginning of each session while learners were still arriving into the class.  They work well as individual or pairs exercises.

The first set works best when each list is cut up and laminated as individual words in each group, so learners can sort them kinaesthetically.  

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
FE E2.15 Use 1st & 2nd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE E3.16 Use 1st, 2nd & 3rd letters to sequence words alphabetically
Alphabetical order
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.4a Alphabetical order 1st & 2nd place letters

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started). Well-known poems and nursery rhymes also proved particularly popular as many knew them already by heart from childhood and some were doing them now with their children.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Functional English reading
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

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

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

Aa cut and stick or matching activity first used with New Deal students (laminate for re-use). Makes a good start up activity or prompt for discussion and form filling practice.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Form filling
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Makes a great introduction to form filling and is ideal for group, team or individual work. 56 questions.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Rw/E3.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Form filling
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

Match the words used on forms to their meanings (laminate to make a great re-usable game) and then practise your skills on the example forms.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Form filling
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rw/E2.1
Rw/E3.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services