Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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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

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

A handout or poster suitable for all spelling levels.

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

A series of useful posters (or use as a handout, or display on an interactive whiteboard) for Entry 1 ESOL / Literacy. Each preposition is accompanied by a clear diagram and sample sentence.

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a