Recent Changes

Changed on 3 June 2021

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

Level
L2
English
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

Changed on 3 June 2021

A simplified text based on the classic film Bullitt. Ideal for group or individual reading. Accompanied by a paragraph sequencing activity and comprehension questions. Great for film buffs of all ages!

Level
E2
E3
English
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Rt/E3.4
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 3 June 2021

Excellent practice in recognising homophones.

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

Changed on 3 June 2021

Helps students put 20 spellings in context and makes them more interesting and easier to learn.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 3 June 2021

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about two police officers who were told they had acted illegally after looking after each others children. Three vocabulary / synonym exercises and a short writing task.

Level
L1
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
AL Writing: composition
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Changed on 3 June 2021

Fabulous PPT covering 30 sets of homophones. Well known examples such as ‘their, they’re, there’ along with more unusual examples that are bound to promote interest and class discussion. Accompanied by gap fills, puzzles and spaces to practise writing your own sentences.

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

Changed on 3 June 2021

A 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle where pairs or small groups of learners must match 18 words to their correct definitions. Use as an ice breaker or plenary activity. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle (best laminated). As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print a standard or large puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. 3 pieces per A4 sheet).

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Changed on 3 June 2021

A varied set of tasks based on two popular Quick Read titles: Chickenfeed by Minette Walters
and Murder in Catcher’s Wood by Paul Horsman (in the Sun Book of Short Stories). Includes comprehension questions, paragraphing, punctuation and writing ideas. Wonderful for encouraging the reading of fiction.
More Quick Read resources at:
http://www.readingagency.org.uk/adults/quickreads/

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Fiction
General literacy / English
Reading

Changed on 3 June 2021

Fabulous set of 18 interactive homophone ‘drop-down’ spelling worksheets. Each worksheet explains when to use each homophone – with examples, space to type your own sentences, cloze sentences and an answer/reference sheet. Each worksheet includes 10, 15 or 20 cloze sentences.
All common homophones, and several less-well-known pairs, are covered. See separate file list below.

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

Changed on 3 June 2021

Costing-up a nursery is ideal for L2 childcare students studying L1 Functional Maths – originally written for AoN (Key Skills). Clear step by step directions on what to do – research, calculate, find averages, create a scale diagram, etc.

Level
L1
Maths
Data Handling
Common Measures
Whole Numbers
Context
Health, Social care, Early years