SLd/E3.2

Make contributions to discussions that are relevant to the subject
(a) Make contributions at the appropriate time, i.e. following on from the most recent point, not several points back
(b) Know and use phrases that help relate their own contribution to others', in discussions with more than one person

A railway safety PowerPoint to be used as a discussion on why we need to stay safe around railway lines. Can be used as a speaking and listening tool to form discussion points or as a reading comprehension.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
SLd/L1.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/E2.2
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Health and safety

Aimed at getting motor vehicle students talking in readiness for Functional Skills English (speaking, listening and communication) exams.
Lots of prompts for discussing the pros and cons of driving modified cars. Fully mapped to E3 Functional English.

Level
E3
English
SLd/E3.3
SLd/E3.2
SLd/E3.1
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Uses a news report to prompt discussion about St George’s Day and whether it should be a national holiday. Written for E2-E3 but could also be used at higher levels.

Level
E2
E3
English
SLd/E2.2
SLd/E3.2
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Moral Dilemmas is a great game aimed at 16-18 year olds (easily adapted for other age groups) that provides focus points for group discussion along with reading, writing and listening practice.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.2
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
SLd/L2.1
SLd/L2.4
SLlr/E3.5
SLlr/E3.6
SLlr/L1.6
SLlr/L2.3
SLlr/L2.4
Writing

Encourages learners to think (and mind-map / thought-web) about skills required for a good conversation and then test them out and evaluate after a 5 minute conversation with a partner.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
SLd/E2.2
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
SLd/E3.3
SLd/L1.2
General
Autistic spectrum support