Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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A simplified reading about cyclones with reference to the two cyclones in Australia in February 2015 followed by some exercises. The exercises are at different levels to meet the very different abilities of students in my class.

Editor’s note
Lovely selection of reading materials and exercises – includes fill-in tables, questions, word searches (two levels), and a blank map to add cyclone paths. E1-E3.

Update (28/2/15)
Small error in wind speed chart now corrected.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
M8
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Functional English reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

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
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Set of four graduated activities for preEntry up to Entry Level 2 ideal for mixed ability literacy and ESOL groups. Colour word cards provided.
Match identical pictures (Milestones 6-7)
Match or write colour words to pictures (Milestone 8 – Entry 1)
Simple cloze activity (E1-E2)

Level
M6
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M6.1 Match familiar objects to words, signs, symbols, images
pre-Entry Rw/M6.2 Recognise & read up to 5 personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M7.3 Recognise & select up to ten personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rs/E2.1c Use sentence context to decode unknown words
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:

This is a lower-level version of ‘My Busy Day’ Housework by Laurence Fletcher (see below) for a basic literacy for ESOL class. Also suitable for M8-E1 literacy.
Reading comprehension, simplified cloze and sentence exercises.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
Context
Independent living

Housework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB). A big thank you must go to Janet Fletcher who co-authored this video!

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
AL Reading: comprehension
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Independent living

A brilliant 18 page student workbook originally written for Milestone 8, E1-2 ESOL students to use at the beginning of the academic year. Complete with student and tutor record pages, evaluation, and answer sheets. Includes spelling, reading, cloze exercises and comprehension, sentences, word searches and a crossword.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
General ESOL

Another super 18 page student workbook originally written for Milestone 8, E1-2 ESOL students to use at the beginning of the academic year. Complete with student and tutor record pages, evaluation, and answer sheets. Includes spelling, reading, cloze exercises and comprehension, form-filling, sentences, word searches and a crossword.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Form filling
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
General ESOL

A wonderful 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources. These include matching games, fill-in diary sheets, cloze exercises / writing frames and more!
A related PPT has been writtn to accompany this lesson. See below.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Word origins
Wt/E1.1
Ww/E1.1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Wt/M8.4 Use words, letters, signs, symbols & images in supported writing for simple purposes

Written specially for a non-reader who would not visit the doctor because of the touch screen booking system. Makes good reading practice (also following instructions) even for those who don’t need to use such a system.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.3
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
Context
Independent living

A great project for preEntry – Entry 2. Make the instant dessert, read and sequence instructions, match images to key word and more!

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rt/E2.3
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.3
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
Context
Catering Food Nutrition