Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started). Well-known poems and nursery rhymes also proved particularly popular as many knew them already by heart from childhood and some were doing them now with their children.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E1.2
Functional English reading
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

An article from BBC News on-line.
There is a set of comprehension questions, a homophone exercise and an
anagrams puzzle. There is a short writing task.

Level
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L2.1
Context
Education

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about a drug, rapamycin, discovered in the soil of Easter Island. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Based on a short story, Highland Fling by Maureen Brannigan, from “Sexy Shorts for the Beach” edited by Victoria Kirwan-Taylor (Accent Press). However some of the writing and poetry extension activities could be used without reading the short story. Not just for romantics – the writing assignment might also cause great hilarity! Covers all Level 2 writing elements and many Level 2 reading elements (main points, research, summarise information, etc.).

Level
L2
English
Fiction
Poetry
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Writing: text focus (composition)

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Poetry
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E3.7
Rw/L1.2
SLc/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Context
History

Excellent practice in recognising homophones.

Level
L1
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

A poem for Entry 1 group reading – with 5 pages of focused comprehension and spelling activities that can be used for individual or small group work.

Level
E1
English
Poetry
Rt/E1.1
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.3
Ww/E1.3

Fabulous set of 18 interactive homophone ‘drop-down’ spelling worksheets. Each worksheet explains when to use each homophone – with examples, space to type your own sentences, cloze sentences and an answer/reference sheet. Each worksheet includes 10, 15 or 20 cloze sentences.
All common homophones, and several less-well-known pairs, are covered. See separate file list below.

Level
L1
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

Fabulous PPT covering 30 sets of homophones. Well known examples such as ‘their, they’re, there’ along with more unusual examples that are bound to promote interest and class discussion. Accompanied by gap fills, puzzles and spaces to practise writing your own sentences.

Level
L1
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1