Recent Changes

Changed on 10 October 2018

The suffix ING clearly explains the various rules for adding this suffix to single and multi-syllable words. With practice worksheets and a multi-sensory card sort.

Level
L1
E3
English
Ww/L1.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/E3.1

Changed on 8 October 2018

Phonics worksheet focusing on the /i:/ sound (with an “ee” spelling) using high frequency words for low level ESOL literacy learners.

Editor’s note
Includes ‘read & spelling, spelling (in various stages) and matching words written in uppercase and lowercase.

Level
E1
English
Rw/E1.2
Ww/E1.3
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.3b
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a

Changed on 8 October 2018

For Entry 1 and 2 reading. Each sheet contains graphemes that can be worked on in one session in conjunction with other worksheets and texts (not provided here). Use to encourage learners to check over the phoneme/grapheme work each day.
Letters which make the same phonemes are grouped together. At the bottom of most sheets there are also a couple of social sight words to be learnt at the same time.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.1

Changed on 8 October 2018

Long ‘e’ (in words with ‘ee’ or ‘ea’). Lots of ideas for differentiation in this fabulous resource that includes: cards / worksheets for decoding words, spelling, recognising final consonant phonemes, matching rhyming words, identifying homophones such as ‘meet’ and ‘meat’, and writing short poems.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Ww/E1.3
Ww/E2.2

Changed on 8 October 2018

The need for deliberate teaching of phonemic awareness, and a means of doing this.
A research paper followed by a useful step by step method.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Decode
General
Staff development
Study Skills and General Teaching

Changed on 8 October 2018

The Core Curriculum and Functions Skills Progression Overview side-by-side.
Editor’s note
The print quality of this resource may be low as it is a cut, pasted and scanned (very useful) document. It is not available, even to contributors, as a Word document.
Richard has also posted a link to an interactive version of this document.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional Skills English
General
Staff development

Changed on 7 October 2018

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

Changed on 4 October 2018

Today is National Poetry Day https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/ 

Changed on 4 October 2018

After weeks of work, I'm delighted to announce that the new version of skillsworkshop is now live.

Changed on 3 October 2018

Just in case you’ve missed them: we have two Functional English / Literacy resources based on the popular TV programme. Jodie Travis’s Hired or Fired has been on the site since 2006 but is still as relevant today.