Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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This is a short explanation with examples of eight sorts of conjunctive adverb arranged by type. There is an activity to complete, as well as some stretch/research activities for differentiation.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to L2 Functional English and GCSE English

Level
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
FE L2.20 Punctuate writing correctly using a wide range of punctuation markers (e.g. colons, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes and quotation marks)
FE L2.28 Construct complex sentences consistently and accurately, using paragraphs where appropriate
Ws/L2.1
GCSE A6 SPaG
GCSE A5

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
Rw/E1.2
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

This is new from Sept 2015 for L2 reading.
It is a list of writing techniques – the name of the technique, a description and an example.

Editor’s note (updated 7/5/2017)
Also ideal for GCSE English revision.
Covers 14 techniques: similes, hyperbole, alliteration, rhetorical questions, superlatives, personification, analogy, colloquialisms, cliches, onomatopoeia, oxymorons, imperatives, metaphors and emotive language.

Level
GCSE L1-5
L2
English
Wt/L2.6
Wt/L2.5
GCSE A5
Functional English reading

Beautifully clear and very handy handwriting / alphabet reference sheet. Plus a lined page for practice.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE Ww/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a

This wonderful pack of differentiated resources is ideal for mixed ability classes from Entry 1 through to Level 2. It takes the learner through:

  • the layout of formal and informal letters
  • formal and informal language
  • typical vocabulary for formal letters
  • sentences and paragraphs
  • writing a range of letters
  • revision and/or assessment exercises

Includes writing prompts, task sheets, matching /sorting cards, and a many cut and stick exercises.

Fully mapped to the Functional English writing criteria.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Use language style and purpose
Context
Business & Money management
Employment skills & Public services

A handy one page reminder about when (and when not) to use capital letters.

Level
E1
E2
English
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E1.3
Ws/E2.4

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

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

An incredible collection of strategies for all levels. This huge resource is split into 3 sections.
A six page comprehensive handout on spelling techniques (E3 upwards). A ‘Spelling for Me’ worksheet where students are encouraged to try out different strategies and record their results.
A set of 19 different strategy pages (to be laminated) each with tasks for students to test out the strategy.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E1.4
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

Spelling mnemonics is a huge list collected by Stella Jales and her students. Includes spellings for all levels (from ‘said’ to ‘accommodation’)

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1