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
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
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)

What or Want? was written for an ESOL student who confused these two words in his writing but suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
General
Dyslexia support

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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Poetry
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Written for students who confuse these two words in their writing. Suitable for E2 or dyslexia support at any level. Also useful for introducing the omissive apostrophe. Includes info, examples and tips followed by practice exercises and self evaluation.

Level
Entry Level 2
Level 1
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support

When or Went? was written for students who confuse these two words in their writing. Suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
General
Dyslexia support

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

A great way to introduce poetry whilst reinforcing essential grammar, spelling, presentation and handwriting skills. Includes teaching ideas, example poem, planner.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
Ww/L1.2
Ww/E3.3
Ww/E2.3
Wt/L1.1
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E3.2
AL Ws/E2.2 Use Adjectives
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Rs/E3.2
Poetry

Margaret Adams wrote this story to help a dyslexic student distinguish between ‘want’ and ‘what’. Numbered ‘cartoon’ blanks for student to illustrate, plus introduction, story and background notes.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support