Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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Written specifically for the new reformed English content which expects secure homophone skills at much lower levels than previously. Covers 6 of the 22 homophone spellings required at E3 using differentiated sets of cloze exercises. 7 sets each with 15 questions / sentences plus detailed teaching notes and an appendix listing all E1, E2 & E3 spellings.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE E3.17 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE L1.21 Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words
FE L2.22 Spell words used in work, study & daily life, including a range of specialist words
Homophones, homographs & confusables

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)

A clever grammar/vocabulary/spelling task that combines a cloze exercise with homophone practice. The text is about the Victorian era and is particularly suitable for students with an interest in history.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

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
Level 2
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Reading: comprehension
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
News, Politics & Government items

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners but can be used with mixed ability groups from E2 – L1. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Guy Fawkes Night theme.

The first section is a comprehension based on the history of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. The text is suitable for E3-L2. Questions cover general comprehension, punctuation, homophones/spellings, proper nouns, alphabetical order and dictionary work. Some questions are also suitable for E2.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Homophones, homographs & confusables
General literacy / English
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.3
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
History, culture, museums, libraries

A recently designed resource that I wanted to share with my fellow skillsworkshop users. I wanted something to use with my learners as a spelling lesson. I have tried to involve various activities to help motivate and keep interest whilst learning spellings.

Resource includes a cloze exercise, comprehension questions, homophones and plurals, and a final crossword to check skills.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries
Catering Food Nutrition

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A mammoth collection of worksheets covering a huge range of homophones – some common, some not-so-common.
There is extra coverage of familiar sets such as they’re, their, there; who’s, whose; to. too. two; etc. Some sheets also cover parts of speech.
Sheets vary: in some the incorrect word must be deleted, others are cloze exercises.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words

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

Level
Level 2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Reading: comprehension
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
AL Writing: composition
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Context
Education and teaching

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
Level 2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Reading: comprehension
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
AL Writing: composition
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

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