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Tips and four tasks designed to help Level 2 Functional English learners think about how they can identify BIAS in texts.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.5
Rt/L2.4
Functional English reading
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

A demonstration of how not to make a PowerPoint. This has been used for all levels as an extreme example of the worst PowerPoint ever.

Level
L2
L1
E3
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
General ICT resources
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

A very useful one page reference of the E3 Functional Maths coverage and range statements with additional amplification. Extra pages list and explain the all-important process skills (skill standards).
Modelled after our similar document for L1-L2 Functional Maths (see below) this resource is particularly useful for teachers that are new to embedding Maths and want a more detailed framework and and guidance with underpinning skills.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
General
Staff development
Study Skills and General Teaching

A really useful handout with an example text that clearly demonstrates how readers can use both context and knowledge of word roots / prefixes / etc to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary without using a dictionary or glossary. The sample technical text is about gliding.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Sport

Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.

For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Poetry
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E2.2
SLc/E3.4
SLc/L1.2
SLc/L2.2
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Summarises some of key points and is aimed at those who are switching from teaching Skills for Life adult numeracy to Functional Maths (FM).
The importance of the process skills is discussed (and how these should be considered when using any L1 or L2 skillsworkshop numeracy resource for teaching FM – particularly those of an investigative or problem-solving nature).
Also includes handy one page overviews of all the L1 and L2 FM pilot standards (performance skills, and coverage and range statements).

Level
L2
L1
General
Staff development
Study Skills and General Teaching

Key features of good essays is not only an excellent piece of study skills advice (for Level 2 students and beyond) but is also an ideal text for feeding into Wordle and creating paired sentence writing exercises.

Level
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

A straightforward illustrated guide for beginners that can easily be adapted to suit your own institution. Ideal for many students including E2-E3 Skills for Life ICT.

Level
E2
E3
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Entry 3 ICT
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

An excellent mind map for those that want to mind map but aren’t quite sure how to get started!

Level
E3
L1
L2
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

Two great mindmaps for visual / picture thinkers. One shows you how to mindmap, the other summarises spelling strategies.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching