organisational markers

FE: E2.9 Understand organisational markers in short, straightforward texts.

Organisational markers are words, phrases and clauses that are used to organise text and relate ideas and information. At the simplest level this is the learner understanding ideas expressed in sentences that include conjunctions and/or connectives (other word classes are also possible). For example, organisational markers (shown in italics) are used to:

  • add ideas (and, also)
  • contrast ideas (but, however, while),
  • create a sequence or chronology (next, then, finally)

Not defined in the glossary of Subject content functional skills: English. DfE (Feb 2018). The definition above is skillsworkshop's interpretation. We are happy to be corrected!
The learner does not need to know all this. Put simply, at Entry 2 they are expected to comprehend short straightforward texts that include sentences with more than one clause.

A set of Entry 1 and Entry 2 English tasks that focus on two short texts about the alphabetical list of winter storm names released by the Met Office. The first Functional English resource I have written based on the revised Functional Skills English content (2018) which will be used by awarding organisations from September 2019 [1]. 

Level
E1
E2
English
FE E1.1 Say the names of the letters of the alphabet
FE E1.10 Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
E2.9 Understand organisational markers in short, straightforward texts
E1.14 Write the letters of the alphabet in sequence and in both upper and lower case
E2.15 Use the first and second letters to sequence words in alphabetical order
FE E1.15 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E2.16 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
General
Staff development
Context
Science, Nature & Weather