Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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[img_assist|nid=4771|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=69]Another great set of three comprehension resources from Australia. Each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle. All based on the same Australian news article about the danger of swooping magpies.
The Satellite (Australia) September 13 2010
http://www.thesatellite.com.au/story/2010/09/13/steer-clear-of-swooping…

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English reading
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Animals, animal care, farming & equine

[img_assist|nid=4701|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=72|height=100]A wonderful set of three comprehension resources, each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle. All based on the same Australian news article about the sudden popularity of Dunlop volley shoes / sandshoes (tennis shoes to us Brits!) in New York. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/volley-shoes-taking-a-bite-ou…

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
AL Reading: comprehension
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A lovely way of consolidating Level 2 punctuation work. Could also be used as a group revision exercise if projected onto a smartboard.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Ws/L2.4 Use apostrophes & inverted commas
Rs/L2.2

Lovely interactive crossword. 13 clues. Would make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard.

To run, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on *partsofspeechhotpotcrossword *to run.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
Please see Karen’s separate “How to use Hot Potatoes to make a crossword” ICT guide for further information.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Use knowledge of grammar
ICT
General ICT resources

Lovely interactive crossword. 8 clues. Would make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard.

To run, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on punctuationhotpotcrossword to run.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
Please see Karen’s separate “How to use Hot Potatoes to make a crossword” ICT guide for further information.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Use knowledge of punctuation and capitalisation
ICT
General ICT resources

Formal letters crossword includes words commonly used in formal and semi-formal letters.
The great thing about this activity is that it is created from a template (available in the Activity Toolkit, in the Smart Notebook Gallery) and can be quickly and easily edited to specific crosswords for your students.
See Dave’s other Notebook word games below.
Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/

Level
Level 2
English
Wt/L2.5
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words

First created for E3 MV students and a fabulous way to motivate students by using technical vocabulary from their own area of study. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (12 words), alphabetical ordering, spelling and a crossword. For individual or group challenges.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

‘shun’ crosswords is a set of 4 crosswords based on the following word endings: – sion, -ssion, -tion and -cian. Great for spelling and vocabulary/synonyms work.

Level
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words

2 crosswords based on word endings: – ible and -able. Ideal for individual spelling and vocabulary work. If you have a smartboard they also make good group activities.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words

Two homophone crosswords – each consists of 30+ words and ‘clues’ (the clues are simply the matching homophone which makes these crosswords quite tricky (L2) and ideal for promoting lots of discussion if done in pairs or small groups).

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use theese ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words