A work book style resource to support the development of Functional Skills English for Construction students (also specific activities for Painting & Decorating and Plastering students). Editor’s note
Includes reading comprehension, planning leaflets, summarising key points, and report writing. With curriculum mapping (and very useful writing frames for lower level students).
A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.
A set of writing activity cards that are easily differentiated for groups of learners working at a range of levels. Main focus is purpose of text.
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The first page of this resource will help students to identify consonants and vowels, which then leads onto CVC word building and reading skills.
Pages 2 & 3 have two short texts that my students enjoyed very much. These help students practise reading and identifying the structure of CVC words. They will then be able to answer simple comprehension questions.
You may want to cut up the passages and set up a jigsaw reading activity. Can be used with lower level students.
This is a reading comprehension and dictionary exercise based on the life of Fidel Castro. I have provided the reading text first and then the vocabulary work. However, with some groups it may be better to work on the vocabulary before tackling the text. Editor’s note
Also includes a useful research/summarising/timeline activity and points for writing or discussion. Includes curriculum mapping but no answer sheet.