Recent Changes

Changed on 3 October 2018

A reading comprehension and writing activity at L1/L2 and at E3 on Walter Tull, one of England’s first black professional footballers and the UK’s first black army officer. He has an inspiring story and was killed in action in France 100 years ago (March 25, 1918). David Lammy MP is calling for his Military Cross to be awarded posthumously as an inspiration to others. Plenty of possibilities for speaking and listening discussions around the topic.

Editor's note

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
FE READING and understanding words
FE READING main points & detail
FE L1.12 Recognise that language and other textual features can be varied to suit different audiences and purposes
FE WRITING Use format, structure & language (to meet purpose & audience)
FE WRITING Clarity, cohesion, length and detail
Context
News, Politics & Government items
History
Sport
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 3 October 2018

I wrote this E1-2 writing task to supplement the excellent E1-2 reading/writing/discussion worksheet by Carrie Bray (see below).
Write a note to a friend. Use conjunctions and check your work.

Editor’s Note
There is an E3 version of this task (writing an email) – contributed by Diane a couple of years ago. See below.

Level
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Voluntary & Charity
History

Changed on 3 October 2018

I wrote this E3 writing task to supplement the E1/2 excellent worksheet by Carrie Bray (see below).
Plan, draft and proof read an email invitation to a friend.

Level
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Voluntary & Charity
History

Changed on 3 October 2018

Simplified texts and DARTS activities with follow up writing tasks at E1 and E2.
Based on material from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website http://hmd.org.uk/
Prior to completing the reading and writing tasks the class listened to a podcast of a survivor talking about their experiences.The material from both the listening activity (http://hmd.org.uk/resources/podcasts/i-was-there)

Level
E2
E1
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
History

Changed on 3 October 2018

Topical set of reading comprehension and research tasks written for Black History Month (October) but can be used at any time. Differentiated biographies (one for E3-L1, one for L1-L2) of Rosa Parks, known as “the mother of the civil rights movement”, with related comprehension, discussion and vocabulary tasks. There is also a cloze exercise and a timeline research task.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Use reference sources
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
History

Changed on 3 October 2018

A beautifully prepared E3-L1 literacy workbook. Produced to be used during Black History month (October) at Bolton College but can be used at any time. The main text is derived from Kwesi Bacchra’s review of “Claudia Jones, a life in exile” by Marika Sherwood.
Exercises include reading comprehension, correcting spellings, dictionary and alphabetical order work, abbreviations, research and creative writing.

Level
L1
E3
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Use reference sources
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
History

Changed on 3 October 2018

A series of comprehension / research / dictionary tasks based on 3 separate short texts about Remembrance Day, the Menin Gate, and the Holocaust. The final task gives a choice of creative writing ideas.
Written for employment students in order to develop research, communciation and teamwork skills (but suitable for all L2 learners).

Level
L2
English
General literacy / English
Context
History
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 3 October 2018

A colourful card matching task in which students interpret practical scenarios involving proportional relationships in terms of ratios and the total numbers of equal parts involved in them.

In pairs, they move the cards/ paper slips around and discuss how to match four ratios (white) with the four statements about parts (blue) and the four practical situations and actual amounts which correspond with them (yellow).

Level
L1
L2
Maths
FM Contextualised underpinning
FM L1.17 Work with simple ratio and direct proportions
FM L2.11 Understand and calculate using ratios, direct proportion and inverse proportion
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3

Changed on 3 October 2018

A great way to practise ratio and proportion. Choose your favourite horse and how much to bet ( we suggest Haribo or buttons!). If it wins the race you must work out how much the bookie owes you. With sample lesson plan.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Sport
Animal care, farming & equine

Changed on 3 October 2018

A challenging, 24 piece hexagonal jigsaw where you must match ratios to their simplified versions. Also makes a great revision activity for revising times tables and common factors. As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print either a standard or large version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3