Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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A counting game along similar lines to Snakes and Ladders. Learners will learn turn-taking, following instruction & basic counting skills. In addition, they will pick up social and communication skills along the way.

(Print onto A3 – a dice and counters needed)

Editor’s note
A PPT version is also included to enable the game to be played on a smartboard.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
SLlr/E1.3
Maths
AN N1/E1.1 Count reliably up to 10 items
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Pre-entry
pE SLlr/M8.3
pE N1/M8.1
Context
Independent living

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

Big letters reading game is a board game that provides practice reading individual letter sounds and common phonemes such as ch, sh, & th. Best laminated – you will need a die and counters.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a

A colourful quiz that can be used as a standalone activity or for consolidation and extension work after using Sally Shipton’s Types of Text: Social Signs PPT (see below). Created for an Entry 1 class but could also be used in preEntry classes either as a paper based quiz or cut into flashcards for working on recognition and discussion skills.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.1
pE Rtc/M7.3
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.1
pE Wt/M8.1
pE Ww/M7.1
pE Ww/M7.2
pE Ww/M8.1
Context
Health and safety
Independent living

A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Linked to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. Best printed in colour and laminated. 10 animal cards plus adjective wheels for planning your written or spoken description. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
SLc/E3.1
SLc/E3.3
SLlr/E3.2
AL Ws/E2.2 Use Adjectives

Christmas party games and ideas for Entry Level 1 / Milestone 8 literacy What’s in the stocking? Hot and Cold game. Lesson plan and other party ideas. Complete with a 4 week lesson plan outline(preparing for the party, writing invitations, etc.) and a detailed plan for the party night!
Covers discussion, asking questions, listening for detail, and single step instructions.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
SLd/E1.1
SLlr/E1.2
SLlr/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLc/M8.2
pE SLlr/M8.3