Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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A set of six texts about TV Licences that can be used in various combinations for Functional Skills (FS) speaking, listening and communicating; reading and writing activities. Teachers can pick and choose their own texts and create related DARTs (directed activities related to text) and questions to suit. There will also be pre-prepared resources on skillsworkshop. When selecting texts consider the interests and levels of your learners, and what type of text and purpose you want to focus on.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English reading
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A set of Functional English tasks that underpin the revised Functional Skills English content, 2018 [1].  Resources will be released gradually (as they are written!) from Oct 21st until Nov 11th 2018. All tasks are based on one or more texts from a graduated set of seven, all focusing on the 2018 Armistice Centenary commemorations. Five sets of tasks, based on Texts A, B, C, D and E are now available.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
FE E1.10 Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
FE E3.9 Identify, understand and extract the main points and ideas in and from texts
FE E3.11 Use effective strategies to find the meaning of words (e.g. a dictionary, working out meaning from context; using knowledge of different word types)
FE E3.12 Understand organisational features and use them to locate relevant information (e.g. contents, index, menus, tabs and links)
FE L1.9 Identify and understand the main points, ideas and details in texts
FE L1.12 Recognise that language and other textual features can be varied to suit different audiences and purposes
FE L1.17 Read and understand a range of specialist words in context
FE E2.14 Form regular plurals
FE E3.14 Form irregular plurals
FE E1.15 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E2.16 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
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 E2.19 Write in compound sentences, using common conjunctions (e.g. or, and, but) to connect clauses
FE E3.20 Use appropriate format and structure when writing straightforward texts, including the appropriate use of headings and bullet points
Context
History
Voluntary & Charity

An analysis of an Entry Level 3 (E3) Functional Skills reading text about Walter Tull, contributed by  Laura Bell (2018) - see right for the link to Laura's resource.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
FE READING and understanding words
FE WRITING Spelling
General
Staff development
Context
Education

Rugby themed task on reading (use of quotations and dialogue, facts versus opinions), researching and writing a short article. Topic links to ICT, suitable for use during e.g. Rugby World Cup, Six Nations Tournament or with any group keen on sport![img_assist|nid=5708|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=71]

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Use reference sources
Use knowledge of punctuation and capitalisation
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
General literacy / English
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Entry 3 ICT
Finding and selecting information
General ICT resources
Using ICT
Context
Sport
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

A movable PowerPoint that can be used as a starter, revision, recap, group activity, etc. Covering ALL FOUR purposes: INFORMATIVE, INSTRUCTIVE, PERSUASIVE and DESCRIPTIVE. Can be used in conjunction with the ‘comparison table’ which contains the same information in the simple and quick reference table (see my other resources).

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Use language style and purpose
Functional English reading
Recognise purpose

[img_assist|nid=5121|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100]This resource explores the differences between synonyms, antonyms and acronyms.
It includes an introductory PPT, a sorting activity with synonym cards, a Smart Notebook activity for interactive whiteboards, an antonym work sheet, and a synonym writing exercise.

I have found this a great resource for encouraging learners to explore a greater range of vocabulary, use dictionary and thesuarus skills, improve spelling and encourage descriptive and creative writing.

Level
L2
L1
English
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.1

A literacy resource for learners to find words containing long A sounds made by different digraphs. This resource was written as a pairs activity although it can equally be an individual one. There are four pieces of texts each using words containing predominantly one particular digraph – ai, ey, ay, or eigh. Learners can then search for other long A sounds formed from different clusters within the same text. Peer marking and plenary extend the learning.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rs/E2.2
Rt/E3.1
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.3
Rw/E3.3

Lovely interactive crossword. 13 clues. Would make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard.

To run, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on *partsofspeechhotpotcrossword *to run.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
Please see Karen’s separate “How to use Hot Potatoes to make a crossword” ICT guide for further information.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Use knowledge of grammar
ICT
General ICT resources

Lovely interactive crossword. 8 clues. Would make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard.

To run, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on punctuationhotpotcrossword to run.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
Please see Karen’s separate “How to use Hot Potatoes to make a crossword” ICT guide for further information.

Level
L1
L2
English
Use knowledge of punctuation and capitalisation
ICT
General ICT resources

18 words to sort according to plural spelling rules. Ideal for display on a smartboard.
Created with Wordle , a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
E3
L1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/L1.1