Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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A set of six linked, differentiated texts about Valentine’s Day, with associated writing assessments.

Two texts and two writing tasks for Entry 1 and for Entry 2. One text and two writing tasks for E3, and one of each at Level 1.

Reading texts: an email, a recipe, a competition, a menu, a press release about a fun fair and a florist’s advert.
Writing tasks include form filling, an email, a restaurant review, a set of craft instructions, and a competition entry.

Answers will be available (to site contributors only) from late February 2018

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
General literacy / English
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Catering Food Nutrition

First 100 high frequency keywords typed out on excel in alphabetical order.

Editor’s note
A multitude of uses! Spelling or reading assessments / revision, making flash cards, etc.

Level
E2
E1
M8
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Dyslexia support

A worksheet that lists all of the most common word types and has space for the learners to enter their own description and their own examples.

To be completed over a number of weeks as each word type is covered and understood. The completed sheets can then be used as a revision tool / personal glossary.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Rs/L2.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2

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Three differentiated writing tasks / practice papers on the same theme. First, you apply to appear in a Christmas Concert at the village hall. Later, you hear you have got a place in the concert and write an email inviting your friends to come and watch.

I wrote these tasks as an informal summative assessment end-of-term activity for a mixed level E1-E3 group of 16-19 year-olds, but they are suitable for any age group.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Form filling
Writing
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A truly functional set of everyday reading and writing tasks based on medicine instructions. Activities include:

  • reading comprehension questions
  • matching instructions to the correct tube/bottle/packet
  • writing instructions
  • cloze exercise
  • word search
    Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and with extra teaching tips.
Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Excellent practice for Edexcel style Functional Skills English reading test. 20 questions based on two simplified texts: a job advert and a formal letter inviting the reader to a job interview. Fully mapped to all the E2 reading coverage and range statements.

Level
E2
English
Functional English reading
Reading
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
History

Quick diagnostic test to assess students’ knowledge of ‘parts of speech’. Very useful and also makes a good launching point for work on sentence structure.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E2.4