Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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I created this resource to try to engage my learners during lockdown. There are two reading tasks based on the same text, which I adapted for level 1 learners by using more basic vocabulary. The reading task can then be followed by the writing a blog task and I have included a step by step sheet to help with the writing task.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
GCSE L1-5
English
FE L1.9 Identify & understand the main points, ideas & details
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE L1.12 Recognise that language & other textual features can be varied to suit different audiences & purposes
FE L2.14 Understand how textual features/devices can shape meaning for different audiences/purposes
FE L2.15 Use a range of reference materials & resources (e.g. glossaries, legends/keys) for different purposes e.g. find word meanings
FE L2.19 Identify different styles of writing and writer’s voice
FE Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
FE Writing composition
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure
GCSE Writing A5 (a) Use tone, style and register for different forms, purposes & audiences
GCSE A6 Use a range of vocabulary & sentence structure - with accurate SPaG
TL - Synthesise information
TL - Create texts for different purposes and audiences
Context
Health and safety
News, Politics & Government items

This set of steps (taken from Coady & Nation (1988)) with a worked example shows students one process for doing a ‘best guess’ of what to do when they come across a new word. Followed by a set of 10 exercises with some lovely, unusual words.

Editor's note
Fully mapped to GCSE and the new 2018 Functional English content

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
GCSE L1-5
English
FE E3.11 Use strategies to find meaning of words e.g. dictionary, context, word types
FE L1.17 Read and understand a range of specialist words in context
FE L1.16 Recognise vocabulary typically associated with specific types and purposes of texts (e.g. formal, informal, instructional, descriptive, explanatory and persuasive)
FE L2.17 Analyse texts, of different levels of complexity, recognising their use of vocabulary and identifying levels of formality and bias
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure

Three beautifully clear handouts on three sets of common homophones along with a practice sheet on there – their – they’re.

Level
Level 1
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies

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

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/E2.1
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Rw/E3.1
Rw/E3.5

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

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies

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

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Ww/E2.2
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Rw/E3.5
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies

Reference sheet (for students and teacher) with examples and tips to help you remember what these words mean. Would also make a good classroom poster if blown up to A3.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rw/L1.3
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words