Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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A list of simple sentences, some of which are common sayings. They all contain a word which has more than one meaning. The list can be used to improve vocabulary, and also to show students the importance of context in understanding the meaning of a word. Could be used as a warm-up for a reading lesson.

Level
E3
E2
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
Rw/E3.5
Functional English reading
Homophones, homographs & confusables
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
ESOL Rw/E3.5a
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Three sets of dominoes to use in warm-up and for letter and word recognition activities. The first set, for pre-Entry ESOL and Literacy learners with very low levels of letter and word recognition, matches lower case to capital letter versions, the second set is a set of “doubles”, which can be used alongside the first. The third set, for pre-Entry / Entry 1 ESOL learners, matches a category to an example. Each set has 17 dominoes, so 4 each for a group of 4 learners, plus one to start.

Level
M7
M8
E1
E2
E3
English
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Functional English reading
Form filling
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Visual colour-coded resource, explaining the main plural spelling rules. Created for E2/E3 learners, but could also be useful for all visual learners working between E2-L2.

Includes: colour-coded fact sheet, blank table, worksheet and flash cards to cut out and laminate. Could be used for a number of different activities.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1b
ESOL Ww/L1.1a
ESOL Ww/E3.1a
ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Looking at Newspapers is a wonderful example of creative differentiated teaching across all levels (E1-L2). A detailed lesson description, resources and introductory PPT are included. The lesson uses Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” to help students analyse newspaper reports and interview other students, or their teacher, to create their own reports.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Poetry
Context
News, Politics & Government items

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

A fabulous interactive PPT originally written for National Poetry Day 2007 (but ideal at any time!). Each page (many with type-in boxes) provides a separate task – ideal for groups or pairs. Provides a complete lesson through from initial discussion to presentation, feedback and reflection.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Poetry
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1

Homographs has a clear handout about ‘bat’ and a practice sheet on ‘bow’ and ‘scales’.

Level
E2
E3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E3.1
Rw/E3.5

Word root ‘port’ (to carry) word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration! Designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections. Use for spelling, parts of speech, affixes, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

Level
L1
L2
E3
English
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.2
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Useful handout with definitions and examples of homonyms, homophones and homographs. Great for promoting discussion and also for teacher reference.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/E3.2
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
Ww/L1.1

A great handout to help with spelling and working out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Covers sow, bow, invalid, row and minute.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E3.2
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E3.5
Ww/L1.1