Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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This resource uses a flow chart to help guide learners to the correct use of apostrophes.

Editor’s note
Updated Aug 2016. now includes irregular plurals such as ‘children’.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English - writing
AL Ws/L2.4 Use apostrophes & inverted commas
Rs/L1.2
Apostrophes
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.4a
ESOL Rs/L1.2a Use punctuation to help understanding

A set of exercises based around an article from the BBC News website during the adverse weather of 2010.
There are multiple choice comprehension questions, together with exercises on apostrophes, vocabulary and synonyms and anagrams. The learner is then asked to write his/her views.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Rt/L2.3
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Apostrophes
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A set of comprehension questions, together with vocabulary exercises, anagrams and a writing prompt.
Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy and anyone with an interest in word origins and English linguistics.
All based on an article from the BBC News website www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10776581
See below for links to other Level 2 exercises.

Level
Level 2
English
Word origins
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.4
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Wt/L2.2
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

A useful one page reminder about using apostrophes of omission and possession.

Level
Level 2
English
Apostrophes
AL Ws/L2.4 Use apostrophes & inverted commas

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

A very useful 2 page handout with information, tip and two quick exercises (one for omission, one for possession).

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
AL Ws/L2.4 Use apostrophes & inverted commas

The ‘number two’ word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration. Another addition to our popular series of word root / letter string maps. Guaranteed to get students (and teachers) thinking about the number two in a different light!

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Word origins
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words

The ‘number one’ word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration. Another addition to our popular series of word root / letter string maps. Guaranteed to get students (and teachers) thinking about the number one in a different light!

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Word origins
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.3

Apostrophes – another great mind map from Nikki Brown – summarising the two uses of apostrophes along with some useful tips and rules.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
AL Ws/L2.4 Use apostrophes & inverted commas
Rs/L1.2
Apostrophes