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A set of Entry 1 and Entry 2 English tasks that focus on two short texts about the alphabetical list of winter storm names released by the Met Office. The first Functional English resource I have written based on the revised Functional Skills English content (2018) which will be used by awarding organisations from September 2019 [1]. 

Level
E1
E2
English
FE E1.1 Say the names of the letters of the alphabet
FE E1.10 Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
FE E2.9 Understand organisational markers in short, straightforward texts
E1.14 Write the letters of the alphabet in sequence and in both upper and lower case
E2.15 Use the first and second letters to sequence words in alphabetical order
FE E1.15 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E2.16 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
General
Staff development
Context
Science, Nature & Weather

A-Z chart of pictures with the corresponding initial sound. I’ve tried to select pictures which Beginner ESOL adults will recognise.

Level
M6
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M6.1
pE Rw/M7.1
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
General
Dyslexia support

A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.

Adapted from a Level 1 resource What happens to Ice Falling from planes
from Dave Norgate (2010).

Level
E1
E2
English
Functional English reading
General
Dyslexia support
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

The Core Curriculum and Functions Skills Progression Overview side-by-side.
Editor’s note
The print quality of this resource may be low as it is a cut, pasted and scanned (very useful) document. It is not available, even to contributors, as a Word document.
Richard has also posted a link to an interactive version of this document.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional Skills English
General
Staff development

The need for deliberate teaching of phonemic awareness, and a means of doing this.
A research paper followed by a useful step by step method.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Decode
General
Staff development
Study Skills and General Teaching

Handy reference for Entry Level ESOL and Literacy learners. Helps with Alphabetical order, upper / lower case and vowels / consonants.

Level
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
General
Dyslexia support

A 26 page booklet that thoroughly covers reading and writing numbers as words. The repetition and variety of practice methods (handwriting; matching; look, say, cover, write, check; word searches, etc.) provide ideal practice for preEntry and higher level dyslexic learners in both literacy and numeracy classes.

Note: Sept 2011 – picture added and curriculum mapping improved.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1 Read simple key words
Maths
N1/E1.2
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
General
Dyslexia support

Originally created as extra help for students using the MSL (Multisensory Learning Ltd) or Beat Dyslexia (Celia Stone) course books but provide useful practice for any E1-E2 student needing extra help with CVC words and (mostly) s-blends. 26 sheets cover spelling, handwriting, reading, tracking, tracing and much more.

Level
E1
E2
English
General literacy / English
General
Dyslexia support

A great help sheet for dyslexic learners who have difficulty remembering the difference between b and d. Tip: for some learners it may be best to teach just one strategy. For example, if they are left-handed show them the left-handed ‘thumbs up’ only.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
General
Dyslexia support

Margaret Adams wrote this story to help a dyslexic student distinguish between ‘want’ and ‘what’. Numbered ‘cartoon’ blanks for student to illustrate, plus introduction, story and background notes.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rw/E1.1 Read simple key words
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support