Recent Changes

Changed on 3 June 2021

A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.

Adapted from a Level 1 resource What happens to Ice Falling from planes
from Dave Norgate (2010).

Level
E1
E2
English
Functional English reading
General
Dyslexia support
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

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

Produce interesting, personal reviews whilst learning about planning, using paragraphs, etc. 3 writing frames.

Level
E3
L1
English
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.3
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 3 June 2021

Great set of mixed problems – ideal for revision or homework. Grouped into four main topics: costing equipment (1 page), addition and subtraction (2 pages), perimeter and area (2 pages), and multiplication and division (2 pages) but many other skills are covered. With answer sheet, detailed Functional Maths mapping and tips.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

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

Changed on 3 June 2021

Written for L2 literacy and ESOL students. Six lively task sheets cover letters of application, holiday enquiries, letters of complaint and more.
The practical, real life aspect also makes this an ideal resource for Functional English.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
AL Writing: composition
ESOL
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)

Changed on 3 June 2021

An E3-L1 Functional Skills reading resource modelled on C&G assessments. The activities are based around two documents, one from the BBC news website and the other a leaflet advertising a private police service. May prompt discussion on the nature of crime, punishment and the role of the police force in society.

Level
E3
L1
English
Functional English reading
Reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Changed on 2 June 2021

Written specifically for the new reformed English content which expects secure homophone skills at much lower levels than previously. Covers 6 of the 22 homophone spellings required at E3 using differentiated sets of cloze exercises. 7 sets each with 15 questions / sentences plus detailed teaching notes and an appendix listing all E1, E2 & E3 spellings.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
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 L2.22 Spell words used in work, study and daily life, including a range of specialist words
Homophones, homographs & confusables

Changed on 2 June 2021

Answer sheets

Resources may or may not have answer sheets. This depends on whether the contributor provided answers and/or whether I (Maggie Harnew) have time to produce them.

In 2017 I introduced restricted answer sheets, particularly when it takes a lot of time and effort to produce the answers (many sheets also include detailed Reformed Functional Skills mapping). All site contributors are entitled to request restricted answer sheets. It's my way of saying 'thank you' and also encouraging new people to share resources. 

Changed on 2 June 2021

A great handout to help with spelling and working out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Covers sow, bow, invalid, row and minute.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Ww/E2.2
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Homophones, homographs & confusables
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Rw/E3.5
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies