This is a literacy resource based around a recent news story. There are a range of tasks relating to an anti-litter app called ‘littergram’ and legal challenges made to the use of its name, with the potential to extend tasks into other aspects of littering and how the litter problem might be resolved. A final extension task asks students to take their own photographs of local examples of litter as supporting evidence for a writing activity.
Functional English - writing
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
A recap exercise where Functional English learners match the correct aspects of formal letter writing together and lay them out in letter format.
This could be printed out and laminated but I usually give my students a printout of the first pages and they cut out the text boxes and arrange them appropriately. I have included some red herrings such as incorrect text alignment and unsuitable salutations and closures.
I have included my suggestion of the correct layout on the third page.
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
General literacy / English
Developing, presenting and communicating information
This carousel of Jubilee tasks was hurriedly put together for a group of 10 E1-E3 Functional Maths and English 16-19 year old learners who had just (very successfully!) finished all their Edexcel Functional Skills assessments.
After a year of hard work from my students, the emphasis was on celebration and fun. However, learning objectives included: measuring, counting, writing an email, spelling, 2D shapes, estimating, rounding and working with money. Rough lesson outline also included.
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.
Tracking sheets for OCR Entry Literacy – keep track of what your students have completed. Useful even if you are not using OCR as they inlciude al the E1-E3 Curriculum elements. Three sets in one document: E1 (2 pages), E2 Lit (3 pages), E3 Lit (4 pages).
Excel long term plans for Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 literacy. Each covers covers 12 terms for students working towards OCR Entry Level 1, 2 or 3 certificates in adult literacy (including spoken communication) and is mapped to the Skills for Life Literacy learner materials. These are available free from the Excellence Gateway http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Li…
See below for links to other related medium term plans.
Extremely useful spreadsheet covering the entire adult literacy curriculum (E1 to level 2): one page/sheet for each of the 9 areas (speak to communicate, reading – sentence level, writing – word level, etc.)
6 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: pre-Entry (Milestone 1- Milestone 8 in one sheet), and one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.
Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.
For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).