Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Fourteen questions related to Remembrance Day (topics include WW1, WW2 ration books,  Korean War, war poetry, etc.). Use as a traditional paper-based quiz or an IT based investigation. Learners could work individually or in teams / small groups. One way of approaching the quiz would be to see what the class as a whole can answer from their general knowledge before moving on to internet research. 

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
ICT
Finding and selecting information
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

20 literacy and numeracy questions to warm up the new term! All based on the words HAPPY NEW YEAR (can easily be adapted for other festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
For higher level groups it could be completed in teams as a speed test.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths

This is great as a warm-up activity or a bit of end-of-term fun. It is suitable for a mixed ability group of numeracy learners, or indeed literacy or ESOL learners. This quiz tests learners’ knowledge of how old someone has to be in order to do certain things legally, e.g. be a blood donor. It can be used in small group or pair work (which worked well for me) as well as individually.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
ESOL
General ESOL

A starter activity for age 16+ . Guaranteed to engage and enthuse learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Students should make a note of each of the new words and then decide which one (out of 9) has not been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
It can prompt discussions on the words and learners can give their opinion on what they may mean.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
General literacy / English

Literacy and numeracy questions all based on the word CHRISTMAS (can easily be adapted for other seasonal festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
Updated Nov 2011 – see comments below

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
Data Handling
Number

Two quick quizzes (one is a simplified version) that are ideal for mixed ability classes. The emphasis is on grammar, punctuation and spelling, and the questions cover everything from syllables to apostrophes.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English

Two start of term quiz or diagnostic exercises (or use simply to get learners into the swing of things!) cover reading comprehension, sentence structure and punctuation, writing and spelling.
One for E2-E3, one for L1-L2.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English

Aron Ralston smartboard resources for Entry 1-Entry. Fabulous lesson plan and resources on the fascinating story of an American rock climber who sawed off his arm with a penknife in order to free himself from a rock fall and get some help. Includes interactive cloze exercises, photographs, lesson plan/objectives, syllable match, word sort and more.

An accompanying Word file (see below) includes an illustrated writing frame and differentiated word cards for word and sentence level work.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English

Titanic smartboard resources for Entry 1-Entry. Covers discussion, reading comprehension, phonics and writing composition. Great lesson plan and resources on this popular topic. Includes interactive cloze exercises, phonics/syllable exercise, ‘See, hear feel’ brainstorm, photographs, lesson plan/objectives, and more.

An accompanying Word file (see below) includes an illustrated writing frame and differentiated word cards for word and sentence level work.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English

A great set of ice breaker quizzes for all levels. 6 options. Can you write down a song for each letter of the alphabet? Or a food, film, TV programme, famous person, etc.
Students could be given a different quiz sheet each and be encouraged to wander round and ask other students to help fill the gaps. Alternatively students could work in teams – the first team to complete an entire sheet wins!

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Catering Food Nutrition
History, culture, museums, libraries