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Resources added or updated December 2007

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ESOL

 Religious and cultural festivals - active listening game for Entry 3 ESOL and Lit

PDF Religious and cultural festivals - active listening game: step by step instructions for an excellent paired activity which also provides useful practice for formal speaking and listening assessments. Contributed by Helen Baldwin hlb@wsfc.ac.uk Worcester Sixth Form College. Is ideal for Literacy and ESOL classes (Entry 3 upwards). 2 pages. 16K SLlr/E3.2 SLlr/E3.6 SLc/E3.3 SLc/E3.4 (This resource will be filed under E3 Literacy as we only separate ESOL resources at Entry 1 and Entry 2).

Literacy

E1,E2, E3 Christmas practice writing assignment in City and Guilds style Talking turkeys transcript and link to online video Christmas songs and carols word find puzzle E3-L2Planning a Christmnas menu - Entry level writing frame / planner Food descriptions - Entry level speaking and listening game with extension ideas Writing a recount - assignment for E3-L2Quick Christmas Quiz - all levels PDF Christmas writing practice assignment in the style of City and Guilds Entry Assignments - covers planning, drafting and proof reading a letter from Lapland. With a mark sheet for E1, E2 and E3 to allow for differentiated assessment. 4 pages. 125K. Will be filed under General writing in the E1, E2 and E3 Literacy sections.

PDF Talking Turkeys is a transcript and video link to a  performance of Benjamin Zephaniah's great poem. Great for discussion of language, dialect and oral performance and for Level 2 reading - inferring meaning, etc. Suggested by Janet Wilkins, Royal Forest of Dean College College janet_w@rfdc.ac.uk 1 page. 13K Rt/L2.2

PDF Christmas songs and carols word find puzzle makes a great end of term reading and spelling activity. Another great Christmas crossword from Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 2 pages. 60K. Ww/E3.1 Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1 Rw/L2.3 Rw/L1.3

 

PDF Food descriptions is a speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. An ideal link to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2. Should be printed in colour and laminated. 130K. 5 pages. Ws/E2.2, SLlr/E3.2, SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3.

PDF Christmas menu writing frame encourages the use of adjectives and other persuasive language. Ideal to use after the Food Descriptions game (see above). 1 page. 230K. Ws/E2.2 Wt/E1.1 Wt/E2.1 Wt/E3.1

 

PDF Winter holiday in Lapland writing assignment covers planning, drafting and proof reading a recount. This is an adapted version of the popular Entry Level Christmas in Lapland assignment. This version is aimed at Entry 3- Level 2 and gives the writer a choice of format: letter, diary entry or story. This version also removes the Christmas  references and can thus be used at any time during the winter months. With a mark sheet for E3, L1 or L2 to allow for differentiated assessment. Adapted by Marion Crocker, Abingdon and Witney College, marion.crocker@abingdon-witney.ac.uk 6 pages. 90K. Filed under General writing in the E3 L1 and L2 Literacy sections.

PDF Quick Christmas Quiz is a set of 10 questions with optional picture clues and differentiation ideas. Makes a great end of term filler for all levels. Contributed by Janet Wilkins, Royal Forest of Dean College College janet_w@rfdc.ac.uk Thank you Janet. 2 pages 180K. Will be filed under General teaching resources.

ICT Skills for Life & CLAIT resources

Christmas cut, paste and order text E3-L1 ICt and Lit

PDF Christmas Day cut and paste chronological text activity provides step by step cutting and pasting instructions for ICT/Lit students plus useful practice in ordering chronological text (events during Christmas day). Contributed by Gill Clark. Monmouthshire Adult + Community Education gillyclarko@tiscali.co.uk 3 pages. 140K. E3-L1 Skills for Life ICT Wt/E3.3

Numeracy

E2 E3 low L1 Xmas practice numeracy assignment - whole numbers E2 E3 low L1practice numeracy assignment with minimal literacy- whole number Answer sheet for E2 E3 L1 Xmas and minimal literacy practice numeracy assignments

PDF Christmas whole number numeracy assessment written as an end of term assessment for a mixed ability group ranging from LowE2 - E3- Low L1. Covers place value, rounding, 4 operations, times tables, problem solving, multiplying and dividing by 10/100. With a marking box for E2, E3, L1 to allow for differentiated assessment. 4 pages. 120K. Will be filed under General whole number resources in the Number section. For a simplified low literacy version and answer sheet see below

PDF Whole number numeracy assessment is a simplified, minimal literacy version of a Christmas numeracy (see above) written as an end of term assessment for a mixed ability group ranging from LowE2 - E3- Low L1.  Ideal for students with low literacy or for a faster assessment where you are just testing straightforward maths - not problem solving skills (most Xmas references have been removed making it suitable for year-round use). With a marking box sheet for E2, E3, L1 to allow for differentiated assessment. Adapted by Tara Swift, Abingdon and Witney College.3 pages. 40K. Answer sheet available (below). Will be filed under General whole number resources.

PDF Answer sheet for Christmas whole number and minimal literacy assessments (see above). A detailed marking sheet which matches scores to numeracy levels. Contributed by Tara Swift, Abingdon and Witney College.2 pages. 30K. Will be filed under General whole number resources in the Number section.


Resources added or updated November 2007

ESOL - Entry 1/2

 Farmers' Markets - text and questions for E1-2 ESOL (3rd person present simple) and Literacy.

PDF Farmers' Markets is an interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area. Contributed by Janet Kinsey (Abingdon and Witney College) janet.kinsey@abingdon-witney.ac.uk 3 pages. 70K. ESOL. Rt/E1.1a Ws/E1.1a Rs/E1.1a. Literacy Rt/E1.1 Rt/E2.1

ICT Skills for Life & CLAIT resources

USing th einternet - step by step illustrated guide for beginners (all subjects, all ages) Move on Learner Guide for L1-2 Literacy or Numeracy students  preparing for national tests Microsoft Office Card Game for ICT students (E2-L1) 26 pages

DOC Using the Internet is a straightforward illustrated guide for beginners that can easily be adapted to suit your own institution. Ideal for many students including E2-E3 Skills for Life ICT. Contributed by Cathy Barton, cathy.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk Glasgow Metropolitan College. 7 pages. 230K. Entry Skills for Life ICT

 

ZIP MS Office card game can be used to create lots of multi-sensory hands-on games and activities for Basic Skills/ ICT students at all levels. Contributed by Lynne Maguire l_maguire@tiscali.co.uk 26 pages. 260K (Zipped PDF file). Filed under E3 Skills for Life ICT

 ZIP  Move - On learner guide is a great step by step illustrated 11 page booklet, ideal for students preparing for L1 or L2 Literacy and Numeracy tests. How to register, find the practice exam questions and keep track of results/progress. Contributed by Dave Humpage, Steps to Work, Walsall. humpagedave@walsall.gov.uk 520K (zipped Word file). Filed under our Exam tips and help on the General study skills page.

Contextualised resources - History, Construction

  Spelling key words for bricklaying E3-L1Henry VIII - Level 2 comprehension Step by step ICT exercises for Construction (invoice, costing, list)

PDF Keywords for brickwork provides 2 sets of keywords to learn using look, cover, write check. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 20K Ww/E3.1 Ww/L1.1 and our contextualised resources section.

PDF Henry VIII is a Level 2 text with comprehension questions and is ideal for any student with an interest in History. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 90K Rw/L2.2 Rw/L2.3 Rt/L2.1 and our contextualised resources section.

PDF ICT exercises for construction - bricklaying students. 4 step by step exercises allowing construction students to produce  professional looking invoices, job costings and an illustrated list of tools. Contributed by Cathy Barton, cathy.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk Glasgow Metropolitan College. 5 pages. 35K. Filed under L1 ICT Skills for Life / CLAIT and our contextualised resources section.

Numeracy

Christmas Maths Assignments differentiated for  E2-L1 Parcels, Presents from Argos and Last Posting Dates. The Cost of Smoking - great activity for 'Keeping Healthy' weeks etc. E3-L1 number and measure Mobile phone packages - Level 1 problem solving Using formulae 2 - Level 2 numeracy problemsDecimals, fractions and money - for Entry 3 students Probability with a pack of cards - Level 1 Mental Arithmetic - General Maths knowledge quiz - makes a great warm up actvity E3-L2 Diagonal grid paper for using with lattice multiplication Lattice method of long multiplication for decimals up to 3 places - 2 PPTs - student version also prints as a workbook. Mean mode median range 1 page handout plus 4 A4 postersOn screen Hot Potatoes activity - Level 1 fraction exam questions PDF updated Christmas presents and postage (first uploaded 11/12/2003) provides excellent differentiated assignments (2 each at Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1) using the Royal Mail web site or leaflets (last posting dates, parcel prices). Topics covered include reading tables, weighing, working with decimals and money, using calculators. Contributed by Di Mellor, previously at Darlington College. 7 pages. 100K. MSS1/E2.2 HD1/E2.1 N2/E3.3 MSS1/E3.1 HD1/E3.1 N2/E3.4 N2/L1.5 N2/L1.11 MSS1/L1.1 MSS1/L1.4 HD1/L1.1

PDF The cost of smoking was originally used during a college 'Be Healthy' week but makes a great thought-provoking activity at anytime. Covers addition and multiplication of whole numbers and money, plus working with units of time. Contributed by Trish Bradwell, Colchester Institute, tricia.bradwell@colchester.ac.uk 1 page. 90K.  N1/L1.3 N1/E3.4 MSS1/E3.1 MSS1/L1.1 MSS1/L1.3

PDF Using formulae - 2 provides very useful and realistic practice - questions cover mobiles, cooking, printing photos, plumbing rates, etc. Contributed by Gordon Noblett gnoblett@accross.ac.uk Accrington and Rossendale College 2 pages. 24K. N1/L2.4

PDF Mobile phone packages provides practice with multiplying decimals / money - cunningly disguised as an everyday problem! Great for all level 1 students - especially teenagers. Contributed by Gordon Noblett gnoblett@accross.ac.uk Accrington and Rossendale College 1 page. 35K. MSS1/L1.1 N2/L1.5

 

PDF Probability with a pack of playing cards was written for an ESOL numeracy student unfamiliar with playing cards but is great for any Ll 1 student. Express the likelihood of single events (and also practice simplifying fractions!). Contributed by Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 2 pages. 120K HD2/L1.2

 

PDF Money, decimals and fractions v2 - is an adapted version of a popular worksheet - now tweaked especially for Entry 3 learners (original version for E3-L2 still available).  Really helps learners see the connection between these three topics. Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 2 pages. 60K. N2/E3.1, N2/E3.3

 

PDF Mental Maths quiz makes a great warm-up or starter activity - covers many aspects of the numeracy curriculum (E3 upwards) plus general knowledge. Originally written when the author was bemused to find that many people did not know how many weeks there are in a year! Keith Ball, Newcastle (Staffs). 1 page. 23K. Will be filed under general number and general measure.

 

PDF Diagonal grid A4 paper for student using the lattice method. 1 page. 18K. N1/E3.4 N1/L1.3 N1/L2.2 N2/L1.5 N2/L2.6

 

ZIP Lattice method for multiplying decimals: two great PPTs with step by step examples using the lattice method (with decimals up to 3 places) and lots of real life practical examples inc. money and measures. One PPT is for the tutor (19 slides) and can also be used to demonstrate the step by step process). The second PPT (17 slides) is for students and includes blank lattice grids and a series of problems to work on individually or in pairs (could also be printed to make a useful work book). Contributed by Paul Hodson, Dudley College paul.hodson@dudleycol.ac.uk  2 zipped PPTs. 120K.  N1/L1.3 N1/L2.2 N2/L1.5 N2/L2.6

 

PDF Mean Mode Median Range is a useful 1 page handout, plus 4 A4 posters ideal for classroom displays etc. Contributed by Valerie Hitchcox, South Leicestershire College valerie@slcollege.ac.uk 5 pages. 20K. HD1/L1.3 HD1/L1.4 HD1/L2.3 HD1/L2.4

htm Level 1 fractions questions provides useful onscreen practice in the same multiple-choice style as the national numeracy test. Contributed by Stephanie McGill, Bury College stephanie.mcgill@burycollege.ac.uk 8 questions. N2/L1.1 N2/L1.2

Literacy and ESOL

pre-Entry Entry 1 Xmas party plan - listening, speaking, adjectives Asking questions - 2 posters / handouts for E1 Lit and ESOL Level 2 Synonyms - 24 piece hexagonal matching jigsaw starter or revision activity created with free Tarsia Formulator software Looking at junk mail - fill in activity (L1). Language and features of persuasive texts. Passive and active verbs - Level 2 fact and worksheet Colons and semi colons - Level 2 fact and worksheet Root Words E2-E3 PPT Worried Wendy - Yellow Pages Practice E2-E3 They're, their or there - which one to use? PPT  Capital letters exercise with easy-read text for Entry 2 Adding prefixes - L1 vocabulary and spelling The Writng Process - fabulous differentiated (E3-L2) multi-sensory resource where students build up their own mindmaps and learn to think of writing as a process, not simply a finished piece of work. E1-E2 phonic word builder - for students to build up their vocabulary and spellings focusing on specific initial phonemes Sh PowerPoint - PreEntry and E1 phonics PDF updated Asking questions (first uploaded 09/02/2003). Two colour posters / prompt sheets (best blown up to A3 and laminated). Lit SLc/1.3. ESOL Sc/E1.3a Sc/E1.3b 150K

PDF updated Christmas party games and ideas for Entry Level 1 / Milestone 8 literacy (first uploaded 10/12/2003). What's in the stocking? Hot and Cold game. Lesson plan and other party ideas. Covers discussion, asking questions, listening for detail, single step instructions. SLd/E1.1 SLc/E1.3 Slc/M8.2 SLlr/E1.2 SLlr/E1.3 SLr/M8.3. 4 pages. 140K.

tarsia fjsw Synonyms Tarsia puzzle is 24 piece jigsaw  where pairs or small groups of learners must match synonyms correctly to complete the hexagonal puzzle. Makes a great ice breaker or starter activity for pairs or small groups. Although synonyms are only covered at level 2 of the curriculum this puzzle is also great for improving the vocabulary of E3-L1 learners. Created with Tarsia Formulator (see our Useful Links page for further details) which is available for free download and creates its own custom Tarsia (fjsw) files. Contributed by Andrea McCulloch, LEAP Skills for Life Centre, Barnard Castle and Learn East, Peterlee. 10K. Rw/L2.3

PDF Looking at junk mail is a great hands-on fill-in activity where learners are asked to inspect a range of leaflets and note down emotive language, textual features, images, etc. Contributed by Karen Gaynor, Bolton Community College Karen.Gaynor@bolton-community-college.ac.uk 2 pages. 20K Rt/L1.2

PDF Colons and semi colons provides clear examples and practice for Level 2 students. Contributed by Janet Wilkins, Royal Forest of Dean College College janet_w@rfdc.ac.uk 2 pages. 50K Rs/L2.2 Ws/L2.4

PDF Passive and active verbs provides clear examples and practice for Level 2 students. Contributed by Janet Wilkins, Royal Forest of Dean College College janet_w@rfdc.ac.uk 3 pages. 80K Ws/L2.2

ZIP Worried Wendy is a great way for Entry level learners to practise using the Yellow Pages. Each slide provides a separate task - ideal for paired work (see notes area of slide 1 for further teaching ideas). From Tom Walton, MBW Training, twalton@mbw-training.co.uk Zipped PPT. 8 screens. 75K Rw/E2.4

ZIP Root words provides a clear and straightforward introduction to this topic for Entry level learners. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 8 slides. Zipped PPT. 100K. Rw/E2.2 Rw/E3.5

ZIP They’re, their and there helps avoid confusion about these common homophones. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 7 slides. Zipped PPT. 110K. Ww/L1.1

PDF Prefixes is a matching vocabulary exercise that will also help learners discover a useful spelling rule. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 1 page. 40K Ww/L1.1 Rw/L1.3

PDF Capital letters provides great practice for Entry 2 with a simplified text exercise. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 1 page. 40K. Ws/E2.3

PDF The writing process is a fabulous multi-sensory, differentiated activity where students gradually build up their own mind maps and learn to see writing a a process not simply a finished piece of work. With excellent tutor notes and extension ideas. Contributed by Neil Hardy n.hardy@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds.13 pages.130K Wt/E3.1 Wt/L1.1 Wt/L2.1 Wt/E3.4 Wt/L1.6 Wt/E2.7

 

ZIP Sh PowerPoint makes a lovely introduction to reading and spelling words with this consonant digraph in initial or final position. Contributed by Christine Robinson, Stockton Adult Education. 15 slides. 190K (Zipped PPT). Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Rw/M8.2 Ww/M8.2

PDF Phonic word building sheet was designed for E2 students, building up their vocabulary and spellings after working on wh, th, ch and sh digraphs, but can be used to focus on any desired initial phoneme. Contributed by Nicola Toms ntoms@matthew-boulton.ac.uk Matthew Boulton College. 2 pages. 18K Ww/E1.3 Ww/E2.2

Resources added or updated October 2007

ESOL - Entry 1

 13 prepositions for Entry 1 ESOL - Lit. Use as posters, handouts or for display with data projector

PDF 13 Prepositions is a series of useful posters (or use as handout, or display via data projector) for Entry 1 ESOL/Literacy. Each preposition is accompanied by a clear diagram and sample sentence. Contributed by Cathy Barton, cathy.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk Glasgow Metropolitan College. 13 pages. 300K. ESOL Rw/E1.1a Rs/E1.1a Lit Rw/E1.1 Rs/E1.1

ICT Skills for Life & CLAIT resources, General resources (Fireworks)

L1 ICT CLAIT E3/L1 Literacy - produce a perfect ladder safety poster CLAIT E3/L1 Literacy - produce a perfect builders advert / poster L1 ICT CLAIT Literacy Numeracy - produce a perfect invoice for Umbrellas Inc.! Hot - Cold interactive drop down worksheet for E1 ESOL and Lit Tarsia Jigsaws - help sheet for making simplified puzzles Planning firework display - literacy and numeracy discussion

DOC Umbrellas Inc. Invoice. Selecting, formatting, inserting clip art / Word Art, table, and proof reading practice - follow the onscreen instructions to produce a perfect invoice for Umbrellas Incorporated! Contributed Penny Kutz. 1 page. 45K. E3-L1 ICT Skills for Life / CLAIT.

DOC Builders Advertisement. Selecting, formatting, inserting clip art / header, and proof reading practice - follow the onscreen instructions to produce a perfect builder's ad safety poster. Contributed Penny Kutz. 1 page. 30K E3-L1 ICT Skills for Life / CLAIT.

DOC Ladder Safety Poster. Selecting, formatting, using Word Art and proof reading practice - follow the onscreen instructions to produce a perfect ladder safety poster. Contributed Penny Kutz. 1 page. 80K E3-L1 ICT Skills for Life / CLAIT.

DOC Hot or Cold? Interactive worksheet with drop down menus to select the correct word and complete the sentence. Great reading and vocabulary practice for Entry 1 ESOL & Literacy students. Plus practice in using a mouse and drop down menus for Skills for Life ICT students. Contributed by Cathy Barton, cathy.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk  Glasgow Metropolitan College. 2 pages.150K. ESOL Rw/E1.1a Rs/E1.1a Literacy Rw/E1.1 Rs/E1.1 and E1 Skills for Life ICT

PDF Making simplified Tarsia puzzles. Useful help sheet for those of you that are 'getting into' Tarsia Formulator and want to know how to use the centre of each of your puzzles as a simplified version or starting point. Also gives ideas for making puzzles more challenging. We now have a selection of 'fjsw' literacy and numeracy puzzles on site (search for fjsw using the Goole site search box on our home page). Contributed by Dave Clapham, Park Lane College, Leeds. Will be filed on our General teaching resources page.

PDF Planning a Fireworks Display has useful prompts for general discussion work (small groups) and its budgeting slant also makes it suitable for numeracy classes. Contributed by Margaret Lagoyiani, Lakelands School, Sports & Language College, Shropshire margaretlago2@btopenworld.com 2 pages. 17K. Will be filed under E3 and L1 number, money and 'engaging in discussion'

Contextualised resources - History, Construction

  The Revolt of Boudicca - 5 page punctuation and vocabulary workbook (E3-L2) Health and safety signs for construction. Entry level Brick laying in hot and cold weather. Cloze exercise E3-L1 Brickwork. Subject - verb agreement E3-L1Cavity Walls. Cloze exercise E3-L1 Dangers of Cement - skimming and scanning comprehension exerciuse for construction students E3-L2 Wordsearch - key words for bricklaying. E3-L1 Spelling key words for brickwork course. E3-L1 exercise.

PDF pre-Roman Britain and Boudicca’s revolt 5 page workpack covers punctuation and vocabulary. Written for history students that are also covering basic literacy but useful for any students with an interest in ancient Britain. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 280K. Rs/E3.3 Ws/E3.4 Rw/L1.1 Rs/L1.2 Ws/L1.3 Rw/L2.2 Rw/L2.3 Rs/L2.2 Ws/L2.4 and our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Brickwork: Subject - verb agreement for construction. Select from is/are to create grammatically correct sentences. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 60K. 1 page. Ws/E3.2 Ws/L1.2 and our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Health and safety signs for construction. Fill-in exercise for Entry level students. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 100K. 4 pages. Rt/E1.2 and our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Bricklaying in hot and cold weather. Two cloze exercises. A great way of improving reading and grammar skills alongside vocational knowledge. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 30K. 2 pages.  Rt/E3.1 Rt/L1.1 Rs/E3.2 Rs/L1.1 and our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Cavity wall construction. Cloze exercises. A great way of improving reading and grammar skills alongside vocational knowledge. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 25K. 2 pages.  Rt/E3.1 Rt/L1.1 Rs/E3.2 Rs/L1.1 and our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Dangers of working with cement: skimming, scanning and comprehension exercise. A great way of improving reading skills whilst learning important health and safety information. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 65K. 3 pages. Rt/E3.6 Rt/E3.7 Rt/E3.8 Rt/L1.5 Rt/L2.7 and our  contextualised resources section.

PDF Bricklaying wordsearch for key vocabulary. Find 15 hidden words. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 45K. 2 pages. Rw/E3.1 Rw/L1.2 and our contextualised resources section.

PDF Brickwork: spelling key vocabulary. Spot the misspelled words and see if you can correct them. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 20K. 2 pages. Ww/E3.1 Ww/L1.1 and our contextualised resources section.

Numeracy

 Football stats -half time score probabilities, best value season tickets and more! Practical measure activities E3-L1 length, area, capacity and weight (10 pages) Halloween probability - topical level 1 practice Halloween ratios - make Halloween cakes and practise ratio and proportionThe 4 operations - Entry Level maths vocabulary. Matching activity and fill-in worksheet Times tables tips - a fabulous  PPT  Long multiplication PPt - step by step guide to three methods Written division PPT - step by step guide to three methods Grid multiplication fact and worksheet. L1-2 Lattice multiplication fact and worksheet. L1-2 Number properties - Excel  instant worksheet generator L1-2 Maths test - Excel  instant worksheet generator L1-2 four operations with large whole numbers and fractions Test Tips for students taking the L1 or L2 adult numeracy exams. 26 week scheme of work for E3-L2 Numeracy

PDF Football statistics. Find out which premiership team has the best (and worst!) value season ticket, look at the probabilities of different half time scores and much more! Keith Ball, Newcastle (Staffs). 1 page plus answer sheet. 130K.  HD1/L1.3 HD2/L1.1 HD2/L1.2

PDF Practical sessions - weights, lengths, areas, capacities. Great, self-contained set of estimating, measuring and calculating activities designed to cover 4 sessions. Contributed by Tim Goldstein. 10 pages. 50K.MSS1/E3.5 MSS1/E3.6 MSS1/E3.7 MSS1/E3.8 MSS1/L1.4 MSS1/L1.8 MSS1/L1.9

PDF Halloween probability provides wonderful differentiated topical practice in expressing the likelihood of single events! Contributed by Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 3 pages. 120K HD2/L1.1 HD2/L1.2

PDF Halloween ratios for topical practice (makes a great starter activity) plus a free Halloween cakes recipe! Contributed by Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 2 pages. 30K  N1/L1.7 N1/L2.3

PDF The Four Operations - mathematical vocabulary provides a great introduction to basic Entry Level number work. Matching activity and fill-in exercise. Contributed by Paul Nixon. 3 pages. 30K N1/E1.4 N1/E1.5 N1/E2.5 N1/E3.6 N1/E2.7 N1/E3.9

ZIP Long and short division is a great step by step guide to long, short and space saver division.  Contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds.14 slides. Zipped PPT 80K.  N1/L1.3 N1/L2.2.

ZIP Long multiplication provides an excellent step by step, very clear ann colourful guide to lattice, grid and traditional methods.  Contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds.17 slides. Zipped PPT. 30K. N1/L1.3 N1/L2.2.

ZIP Times tables tips is a brilliant interactive PPT full of really workable tips and hints. Contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. 16 slides. Zipped PPT 130K. N1/E3.5 N1/L1.5

PDF Grid method - long multiplication fact and worksheet gives step by step instructions plus lots of differentiated question to try. Contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. 3 pages. 25K.  N1/L1.3 N1/L1.5  N1/L2.2.

PDF Lattice long multiplication fact and worksheet gives step by step instructions plus lots of differentiated question to try. Contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. 3 pages. 20K.  N1/L1.3 N1/L1.5  N1/L2.2

XLS Maths test is a very clever spreadsheet that produces a constant supply of different worksheets with the click of a button (you must enable macros for the 'recalculate' button to operate). It produces a very nicely laid 1 page worksheets with a fold-over (or cut -off!) answer strip - each page has 16 questions covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of large numbers and fractions (some of the fraction questions are beyond the scope of the L2 curriculum but can easily be omitted). Contributed by Edward Henderson merlincorozal@yahoo.com a teacher trainer in Belize. Thank you Edward - who wishes to let site users know that "he is willing to develop sheets for any competency at the different levels upon request for free". 100K. N1/L1.3 N1/L2.2 N2/L2.4

XLS Number properties is a very clever spreadsheet that produces a constant supply of different worksheets with the click of a button (you must enable macros for the 'recalculate' button to operate). It produces a very nicely laid 1 page worksheets with a fold-over (or cut -off!) answer strip - each page has 14 questions covering odd-even nos., factors, multiples and primes (for numbers up to 99). Contributed by Edward Henderson merlincorozal@yahoo.com a teacher trainer in Belize. Thank you Edward - who wishes to let site users know that "he is willing to develop sheets for any competency at the different levels upon request for free". 35K.  N1/L1.6 N1/L2.2

PDF Test Tips for Numeracy provides great advice for students doing L1 or L2 adult numeracy exams. Contributed by Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning.1 page. 70K. Filed under Exam tips on our Study Skills page. Free editable Word version available (see resource for details)

 

PDF 26 week Numeracy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life learning materials. Contributed by Jan Long, janlong@tiscali.co.uk 4 pages. 30K. Filed under General Number, Measure and Data Numeracy resources.

Literacy

 2007-08 English Premier and Championship league teams for alphabetical ordering Quick diagnostic assessment of parts of speech E3-L2 What's an adverb? Handout with info and practiceEntry 2 Question Marks PPT Writng Paragraphs - topic sentences etc. E3-L2 Mary and Sam - tch words. E1-2 story and phonics work 'oo' sounds Entry 2 phonics sheet  A Game of Definitions - Form filling vocabulary PPT. E2-E3 13 prepositions for Entry 1 ESOL - Lit. Use as posters, handouts or for display with data projector Level 1 Purpose of text revision - 24 piece hexagonal matching jigsaw starter or revision activity created with free Tarsia Formulator software National Poetry day - Dream. Complete group lesson - based on writing an acrostic poem. Make your own spelling mnemonic - handout / poster (all levels)9 Steps to preparing an essay - handout for L1/L2 writing. Homophone cloze exercises - Level 1-2 spelling Confusing words - sentence gamble. L1-L2 26 week scheme of work for E3-L2 Literacy

 

PDF 2007-08 Premiership and Championship football team cards for alphabetical ordering and/or reading practice. Simple but popular and useful resource that can be quickly differentiated for different levels by removing multiple teams beginning with same letter, working with all cards or just premiership cards, etc. Best enlarged to A3 and laminated. 1 page. 44 cards. 30K. ).Rw/E2.4   Rw/E2.2

PDF Quick diagnostic test to assess students' knowledge of 'parts of speech'.  Very useful and also makes a good launching point for work on sentence structure. Contributed by Jim Gourlay, Sheffield College Jim.Gourlay@sheffcol.ac.uk 1 page. 20K. Rs/E3.1 Rs/L1.1 Ws/E2.2 Ws/E2.4

PDF What's an adverb? Single page handout PPT gives straightforward explanation and examples followed by practice. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 100K. Rs/L1.1

ZIP Question Marks is an interactive PPT with type in boxes (great with a cordless keyboard). Each page provides a separate task - ideal for groups or pairs. From Jennifer Baines j.baines@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. Thank you Jenny. Zipped PPT. 7 screens. 120K Rs/E2.4 Ws/E2.3

ZIP Writing paragraphs explains all about topic, supporting and ending sentences with good, clear examples. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk Thank you Gill. 7 slides. Zipped PPT. 180K. Wt/E3.2 Wt/L1.3 Wt/L2.3

PDF Mary and Sam / tch words - read the story (a great twist at the end!), highlight and practise writing the -tch words, and then complete a crossword. Yet another set of excellent phonics activities from Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk Thank you Margaret. 6 pages. 150K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2 Rt/E2.1

PDF 'oo' sounds is a useful phonics sheet (spelling and reading) originally written to help a dyslexic learner distinguish between the different sounds made by the grapheme 'oo'. Contributed by Karen Bruin. 1 page. 15K. Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2

ZIP Form filling vocabulary - a Game of Definitions makes a great introduction to form filling and is ideal for group, team or individual work. 56 questions. Contributed by Emma Hall, Basic Skills Lecturer at Reaseheath College emmahall@reaseheath.ac.uk 57 slides. Zipped PPT. 25K Rw/E2.1 Rw/E3.2

tarsia fjsw Level 1 purpose of text Tarsia puzzle is an original and thought provoking 24 piece hexagonal jigsaw puzzle where pairs or small groups of learners must match examples of text (e.g. novel, board game rules, bus timetable) to their main purpose (e.g. descriptive, instructional, informative, persuasive). Use for revision or as an ice breaker or starter activity. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle.  Created with Tarsia Formulator (see our Useful Links page for further details) which is available for free download and creates its own custom Tarsia (fjsw) files. Contributed by Andrea McCulloch, LEAP Skills for Life Centre, Barnard Castle and Learn East, Peterlee. 12K. Rt/L1.2.

ZIP Dream - Writing an Acrostic Poem is a fabulous interactive PPT originally written for National Poetry Day 2007 (but ideal at any time!). Each page (many with type-in boxes) provides a separate task - ideal for groups or pairs. Provides a complete lesson through from initial discussion to presentation, feedback and reflection. From Moira Garland and Jennifer Baines j.baines@parklanecoll.ac.uk m.garland@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. Zipped PPT. 14 screens. 160K. Rt/E3.1 Rt/L1.1 Rt/L2.1

PDF Make your own mnemonic is a handout or poster suitable for all spelling levels. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 1 page. 25K.  Ww/E1.1 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E3.1 Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF Steps to preparing an essay is a clear and useful handout / poster suitable for L1/L2 students. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 1 page. 90K Wt/L1.1 Wt/L2.1

PDF Homophone cloze exercises provide excellent practice in recognising homophones. Contributed by Marion Crocker, Abingdon and Witney College, marion.crocker@abingdon-witney.ac.uk 13K. 1 page. Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF Confusing words - sentence gamble is a great way to encourage proof reading and correct use of homophones and other confusables. Ideal for paired work. Contributed by Saul Pope, Bracknell and Wokingham College. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk Thank you Saul. 2 pages. 20K. Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF 26 week Literacy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life learning materials. Contributed by Jan Long, janlong@tiscali.co.uk Chesterfield. 6 pages. 50K. Filed under General E3, L1 and L2 Literacy resources.

Resources added or updated September 2007

Literacy

 Entry 3 PowerPoint - What's a Verb?

ZIP What's a verb? Clear PPT gives straightforward explanations about 'doing' and 'being' verbs. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk  7 slides. Zipped PPT 330K. Rs/E3.1 Ws/E3.2

Contextualised resources - Gardening, Cooking

  Decimals in the garden. E3-L1 Decimals in the kitchen. E3-L1

PDF Decimals in the Garden. Great way to practise adding and subtracting decimals. Ideal for any students with an interest in gardening. Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 4 pages. 120K N2/L1.5 MSS1/E3.1 MSS1/L1.1  and our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Decimals in the Kitchen. Great way to practise adding and subtracting decimals. Ideal for any students with an interest in cooking. Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 4 pages. 110K N2/L1.5 MSS1/E3.1 MSS1/L1.1  and our new contextualised resources section.

Resources added or updated August 2007

Contextualised resources - Painting and Decorating, Hairdressing

Planning a job programme for a 3 bedroom house - Literacy / Key Skills comms L1 for Painting and decorating students Working with decimals - Add, subtract and multiply for Motor Vehicle students (E3-L2) Contextualised spellings for hairdressing students

PDF Writing a job programme is a great 3 hour Key Skills Communication / Literacy Level 1 lesson plan for Painting & Decorating students. Also includes cards for hands-on planning and discussion (in small groups) and work sheet / writing frame for drafting a job program for a 3 bedroom house. Contributed by Clive Robertson, Newcastle College. clive.robertson@ncl-coll.ac.uk 7 pages. 40K. Covers elements in SLlr, SLc, SLd, Rt, Ws, Wt, Ww and will be listed under General Level 1 Literacy and   our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Working with decimals - petrol price and car accessories multi-sensory activities. Great way to practise adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. Ideal for Motor Vehicle students and any E3-L2 learners that are interested in cars. Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 9 pages. 300K N2/L1.5 N2/L1.7 N2/L2.6 MSS1/E3.1 MSS1/L1.1 MSS1/L2.1 and our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Important spellings for hairdressers is a useful practice list that can be kept in students folders. Contributed by Debbie Hulse, Cannock Chase Technical College, Thank you Debbie. 1 page. 16K. Ww/E3.1 Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section.

 Multi-purpose literacy-numeracy resources

 Multi-purpose card based resources for Entry level literacy and numeracy Multi-purpose card based resources for Entry level literacy and numeracy

PDF updated Multi-purpose card based resources for Entry level literacy and numeracy (first uploaded 31/10/2001). One of our most popular resources has now been given a facelift. Includes 'Follow Me' warm-up activity cards on ordering days, months and seasons - for group numeracy sessions (EL1-EL3), also suitable for Literacy (Reading levels E1-E3). Small cards for matching months/days to abbreviations or order. Larger cards for playing matching / sorting games /alphabetical ordering and spelling. Useful key word reference sheets connected to time and numbers. Cheque writing help. Match upper and lower case key words. With dozens of teaching ideas. Best printed on card or laminated. 17 pages. 85K. Rw/E1.1 Rw/E1.3 Rw/E2.1 Rw/E2.4  Rw/E3.4 Ww/E1.1 Ww/E2.1 MSS1/E1.2 MSS1/E2.3 MSS1/E3.3 N1/E1.2 N1/E1.3 N1/E2.2.

ICT Skills for Life & CLAIT resources

ICT - Selecting, highlighting and formatting text. 4 documents to produce. E3-L1

PDF Selecting, highlighting and formatting practice - 4 different documents (of varying complexity). A poem about cats; a restaurant menu; information about dogs, cats and trees! (some are also suitable for reading & comprehension work). Two include formatting instructions, others are to be reproduced as closely as possible to practice advanced formatting skills. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 4 pages. 360K. E3-L1 ICT Skills for Life / CLAIT.

 

Numeracy

 Level 2 worksheet - converting pounds and euros Level 2 worksheet - area, perimeter and circumference. Level 2 worksheet - converting metric and Imperial measures of weight, length and capacity Level 2 worksheet - working with scale plans and maps Level 2 worksheet - mixed percentage problems

PDF Perimeter, circumference and area provides practice with both regular and non-regular shapes. 1 page plus answer sheet. Contributed by Ian Saunders, Darlington Borough Council Training Unit Ian.Saunders@darlington.gov.uk 40K. MSS1/L2.7 MSS1/2.8

PDF Percentage problems provides practice with all L2 percentage curriculum elements (VAT, increase & decrease, evaluate one no. as % of another, %s of quantities & measurements). 1 page plus answer sheet. Contributed by Ian Saunders, Darlington Borough Council Training Unit Ian.Saunders@darlington.gov.uk 30K. N2/L2.7 N2/L2.8 N2/L2.9

PDF Scales and conversions provides practice converting between real life distances and those on scale maps and plans. 2 pages plus answer sheet. Contributed by Ian Saunders, Darlington Borough Council Training Unit Ian.Saunders@darlington.gov.uk 35K. MSS1/L2.10

PDF Converting currency provides practice converting between pounds and euros.  1 page plus answer sheet. Contributed by Ian Saunders, Darlington Borough Council Training Unit Ian.Saunders@darlington.gov.uk 25K. MSS1/L2.1

PDF Converting measures provides practice converting between metric and Imperial units of capacity, length\distance and weight.  1 page plus answer sheet. Contributed by Ian Saunders, Darlington Borough Council Training Unit Ian.Saunders@darlington.gov.uk 30K. MSS1/L2.6

Numeracy Jigsaw resources - note you must download the free Tarsia Formulator software from Hermitech before you can use the fjsw (Tarsia jigsaw) files below. Once you have installed the Tarsia software you can load up the files, print them out as puzzles, print them out in a table, print the solution and edit as you wish.

Fractions - decimals - %s (1 puzzle) and Times tables (2 puzzles) E3-L2 24 piece hexagonal jigsaw starter or revision activities created with free Tarsia Formulator software Fractions: match quarters and halves to their equivalent mixed numbers E3-L2 16 piece square jigsaw starter or revision activity created with free Tarsia Formulator software L1 Fractions of quantities and measures: match questions and answers. 16 piece triangular jigsaw starter or revision activity created with free Tarsia Formulator software

fjsw Fractions of quantities and measures jigsaw is a 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle for learners to match up questions on fractions of money, measures (and pizza!) to the correct answers. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. Contributed by Dave Clapham, Park Lane College, Leeds 12K fjsw file Tarsia Formulator needed to view, edit and print this file. N2/L1.2

fjsw Equivalent fractions - mixed numbers jigsaw is a 16 piece square jigsaw puzzle for learners to match up various numbers of halves and quarters to their equivalents. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. Contributed by Dave Clapham, Park Lane College, Leeds. 11K fjsw file Tarsia Formulator needed to view, edit and print this file. N2/E3.2 N2/L1.1 N2/L2.4

fjsw Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages hexagonal jigsaw is a 24 piece jigsaw puzzle with triangular pieces for learners to match up. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. Contributed by Dave Clapham, Park Lane College, Leeds. 10K fjsw file Tarsia Formulator needed to view, edit and print this file. N2/L1.3 N2/L2.2

fjswv1  fjswv2 Times tables jigsaws are two 24 piece jigsaw puzzles with triangular pieces for learners to match up. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. Covers tables from x1 to x12. two versions available - each with different questions. Contributed by Dave Clapham, Park Lane College, Leeds. 2 x 10K fjsw files Tarsia Formulator needed to view, edit and print this file. N1/E3.3 N1/L1.5

Literacy

 Homograph hand out and practice sheet. E2-E3 What makes a sentence? End of sentence punctuation marks. E3-L1. What is a sentence? Recognising the subject and verb in a sentence. E3-L1 Super League Syllables - use syllable to help with spelling E3 Homophone sheets - info on 3 sets of common homophones plus practice sheet L1-2 What's a thesaurus? Level 2 info and practice sheet Nouns - what you need to know! E2-E3 PPT Common, proper and collective nouns. Conjunctions - E3-L1 information and practice sheet  Level 2 grammar revision - 16 piece triangular jigsaw starter or revision activity created with free Tarsia Formulator software

PDF What makes a sentence? explains about end of sentence markers and includes a practice sheet where students must finish each sentence with the correct punctuation mark.. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 55K. Ws/L1.3 Ws/E3.4

 PDF What is a sentence? explains about subjects and verbs and includes a practice sheet. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 110K. Ws/L1.2 Ws/E3.2

PDF Homophones has 3 beautifully clear handouts on three sets of common homophones  along with a practice sheet on there - their - they're. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 4 pages. 150K. Ww/L1.1

PDF Homographs has a clear handout about 'bat' and a practice sheet on 'bow' and 'scales'. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 120K.Rw/E2.2 Rw/E3.1 Rw/E3.5 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E3.1

 PDF Super League Syllables shows you how to count syllables and use this to help spell Super League team names. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 70K. 2 pages. Ww/E3.2

PDF What are conjunctions? Information, examples of using conjunctions to join two sentences, plus related worksheet. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 65K. Ws/E3.1 Ws/L1.1 Rs/E3.2 Rs/L1.1

PDF What's a thesaurus? Information, examples of using synonyms to change sentences, plus related worksheet. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 2 pages. 80K. Rw/L2.3

ZIP Nouns - what you need to know! Clear PPT gives straightforward explanations and examples of common, collective and proper nouns. Contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk 10 slides. Zipped PPT 350K. Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4.

 

PDF tarsia fjsw file Level 2 grammar check is a 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle /matching game where pairs or small groups of learners must match grammatical terms to the correct examples. Use for revision or as an ice breaker or starter near the beginning of term (and as a disguised initial assessment!). Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle. Terms covered include: apostrophes, pronouns, phrases, proper nouns, conjunctions, statements, etc. 2 pages of puzzle to be laminated and cut out, plus answer sheet. 30K. Created with Tarsia Formulator (see below and our Useful Links page for further details) which is available for free download and creates its own custom Tarsia (fjsw) files. Rs/L2 Ws/L2 (also suitable for E3 and L1 as parts of the puzzle can be put together using deduction and elimination.

Resources added or updated July 2007

Numeracy

 Aim Higher - numeracy warm-up activity for E3-L2 Government Spending - numeracy warm-up activity for E3-L2 Restaurant Bills - numeracy warm-up activity for E2-L2 Warm Up 123 - numeracy starter activity for E3-L2 Running a business - Level 2numeracy themed assignment covers %s, area, volume, scale drawings and more Fraction Skills for Working Life L1-2 PPT Fraction Lesson Plan - to accompany L1-2 Fraction Skills PPT

PDF Aim Higher makes a great starter activity. Covers mental maths and written maths with the four operations and can be extended to cover BIDMAS (order of operations). Needs standard dice and dice (or cards) with mathematical symbols (see our useful links page for a good supplier of mathematical dice). Contributed by Anne Pender, Diana Hookway and Louise Rowell (level 2 learners at Abingdon & Witney College) and Sarah Richards (who provided the dice!) Sarah.Richards@abingdon-witney.ac.uk Abingdon and Witney College. 1 page. 45K. N1/E3.3 N1/E3.5 N1/L1.5 N1/L1.6 N1/L2.2 

PDF updated (first uploaded 07/08/02) 1 2 3 Warm up activities covers mental maths with the four operations and can be extended to cover odd, even & square numbers; multiples; etc. No resources needed. Contributed by Sarah Richards Sarah.Richards@abingdon-witney.ac.uk Abingdon and Witney College. 1 page. 25K. N1/E3.3 N1/E3.5 N1/L1.5 N1/L1.6 N1/L2.2

PDF updated (first uploaded 24/05/03) Restaurant Bills warm-up covers mental and paper-based money skills from Entry 2 to Level 2. All you need are copies of local food menus (or make up your own on the blank provided). Contributed by Sarah Richards Sarah.Richards@abingdon-witney.ac.uk Abingdon and Witney College. 2 pages. 70K. MSS1/E2.2 MSS1/E3.1 MSS1/L1.1 MSS1/L2.1

PDF updated (first uploaded 24/05/03) Government Spending warm-up will provoke much discussion and improve confidence with dealing with statistics. Covers ordering and working with large numbers (up to billions) and extracting information from pie charts. Updated to reflect the latest 2007 Budget stats. Contributed by Sarah Richards Sarah.Richards@abingdon-witney.ac.uk Abingdon and Witney College. 1 page. 45K. N1/E3.1 N1/L1.1 N1/L2.1 HD1/E3.1 HD1/L1.1 HD1/L2.1

ZIP Fraction Skills for Working Life two great PPTs covering many aspects of L1-2 fractions. With explanations and followed by lots of practical problems (menus, production lines, time sheets) to work on in pairs or small groups. Contributed by Paul Hodson, Dudley College paul.hodson@dudleycol.ac.uk 2 x 18 slides. 2 zipped PPTs (one for students, one for teacher with answers. etc.) 40K. N2/L1.1 N2/L1.2 N2/L2.1 N2/L2.3 N2/L2.4

PDF Fractions lesson plan to accompany the Fraction Skills PPT (above) is a super example of good practice. Contributed by Paul Hodson, Dudley College paul.hodson@dudleycol.ac.uk Thank you Paul. 3 pages. 25K. N2/L1.1 N2/L1.2 N2/L2.1 N2/L2.3 N2/L2.4

PDF Running a Business is a wonderful Level 2 themed assignment covering area, volume, formulae, averages, range, percentages, scale drawings and ratios. Contributed by Ian Saunders, Darlington Borough Council Training Unit Ian.Saunders@darlington.gov.uk Thank you Ian. 6 pages. 130K. MSS1/2.8 MSS1/L2.9 MSS1/L2.10 HD1/L2.3 HD1/L2.4 N2/L2.7 N2/L2.8 N1/L2.3

Literacy (and ESOL)

Tigger the Hunter - great story for E2-E3 comprehension.Contributed by a Level 1 learner. Letter writing PPT for Level 1-2 lit.  Verb alphabet worksheet - Entry 3 grammar but can be adapted for other topics and levels A Trip to the Library - practice Entry 1 Literacy assignment - 13 pages A Trip to the Library - practice Entry 2 Literacy assignment - 13 pages A Trip to the Library - practice Entry 3 Literacy assignment - 16 pages Talk About Communication - PPT for all levels of Literacy and ESOL Keeping a bike safe - drag and drop E1 worksheet Sounds the same as E2 interactive worksheetKeeping a bike safe 2 - Entry 1 sentence building interactive worksheet Medicine instructions 2  E1 interactive worksheetMedicine instructions 1 - drag and drop E1 worksheet How to keep a bike safe - Entry 1 onscreen cloze activity 2Describing people E1 online writing activity

ZIP Letters presentation is a great way to introduce formal and informal letter writing. Takes you through the purpose and style of informal/formal letters and then gives a detailed example of a formal letter of complaint. Final slide has an excellent set of follow-up exercises. Contributed by Robert Holt Rholt@henley-cov.ac.uk Henley College, Coventry. Thank you Bob.  8 slides, 25K zipped PPT file. Wt/L2.4 Wt/L2.5 Wt/L1.4 Wt/L1.5

PDF Tigger the Hunter is a wonderful, illustrated story written by Tracy Richardson, Level 1 Literacy learner at Henley College, Coventry. Thank you Tracy. Contact through Robert Holt, Rholt@henley-cov.ac.uk, who suggests using this story with Entry 2 -3 learners for reading comprehension / reading in detail, recognising high frequency words, adjectives, phonics & decoding (especially consonant clusters). Rt/E2.1 Rt/E3.1 Rt/E3.8 Rw/E3.5 Rw/E2.1 Ws/E2.2 Rw/E2.2

PDF Verb alphabet is a simple but very effective worksheet for Entry 3 sentence level work. It can be easily adapted for other levels and topics (teaching ideas are included).  Contributed by Katherine Platt KPlatt@joseph-priestley.ac.uk Joseph Priestly College, Leeds. 3 pages. 20K. Ws/E3.2

PDF A Trip to the Library Entry 1 assignment provides excellent practice for City and Guilds assignment. Layout and questions are in exactly the same style as the 'real thing' - complete with assessment pack and a transcript for the listening tape. Contributed by Pam James pamjeanjames@yahoo.co.uk Bury Adult Education Service. 11 pages. 50K. Covers reading, writing, speaking and listening and will be filed under General E1 Literacy resources.

PDF A Trip to the Library Entry 2 assignment provides excellent practice for City and Guilds assignment. Layout and questions are in exactly the same style as the 'real thing' - complete with assessment pack and a transcript for the listening tape. Contributed by Pam James pamjeanjames@yahoo.co.uk Bury Adult Education Service. 13 pages. 60K. Covers reading, writing, speaking and listening and will be filed under General E2 Literacy resources.

PDF A Trip to the Library Entry 3 assignment provides excellent practice for City and Guilds assignment. Layout and questions are in exactly the same style as the 'real thing' - complete with assessment pack and a transcript for the listening tape. Contributed by Pam James pamjeanjames@yahoo.co.uk Bury Adult Education Service. Thank you Pam.16 pages. 90K. Covers reading, writing, speaking and listening and will be filed under General E3 Literacy resources.

ZIP Talk about Communication is a short but very useful PPT that is bound to stimulate much discussion about the different ways we communicate. Contributed by Sarah Ritchie busybee81@yahoo.com The Hope Foundation. 6 slides, 140K zipped PPT file. Filed under General Teaching Resources.

Fill In Quiz 1 Cloze1 all 3 updated Describing people (first uploaded 12 July 2004) cloze, quiz and writing activity focusing on key words (colours and clothes). Linked to the SfL Literacy E1 unit 1 Lost and Found. Cloze 1  - select correct words to describe people. Quiz 1 -'Who am I'. Fill-in - students write their own sentences. Rs/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 Rw/E1.2 Ws/E1.1 Ww/E1.1 Teaching tips and illustrated key word help page.

Cloze1 Cloze2  both updated 12/7/04 Keeping a bike safe (first uploaded 4 July 2004). Two on-screen cloze exercises.  Cloze 1  - select correct words from drop down menus, Cloze 2 - type in correct words from word bank. Used independently or with Skills for Life learner materials and audio CDs (Literacy Entry 1 unit 1 Lost and Found). SLlr/E1.3 Rt/E1.1 Rt/E1.2 Rs/E1.1 Rw/E1.1.

 

DOC updated Sounds the same as (first uploaded 18/02/04). Interactive worksheet to complete on-screen. Select the matching rhyming word from drop down menus. Contributed by Billy Count, Abingdon & Witney College. Thank you Billy. Rw/E2.2 40K

DOC updated Medicine Instructions 2. (first uploaded 10/04/04) Select words from drop down menus to complete sentences; and construct complete sentences to match pictures. Use independently or with SfL learner materials ESOL E1 unit 5 (Health) and audio CDs (ESOL Entry 1A tracks 42-45). Rt/E1.1 Rt/E1.2 Rs/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 ESOL. Rt/E1.1b  Rs/E1.1a. 60K

DOC updated Medicine instructions 1. (first uploaded 14/03/04) Interactive Word worksheet to be completed on-screen. Drag correct instructions to each picture using mouse or keyboard. To be used independently or in conjunction with Skills for Life learner materials and audio CDs ESOL Entry 1 unit 5 (Health) Rt/E1.1 Rt/E1.2 Rs/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 ESOL. Rt/E1.1b  Rs/E1.1a. 60K

DOC updated How to keep a bike Safe I. (first uploaded 25/02/04) Interactive Word worksheet to be completed on-screen. Drag correct instructions to each picture using mouse or keyboard. To be used independently or in conjunction with Skills for Life learner materials and audio CDs (Literacy Entry 1 unit 1 Lost and Found) SLlr/E1.3 Rt/E1.1 Rt/E1.2 Rs/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 90K

DOC updated How to keep a bike Safe II. (first uploaded 07/04/04) Interactive Word worksheet to be completed on-screen. Two sections: Select words from drop down menus to complete sentences, then construct complete sentences to match pictures.  To be used independently or in conjunction with Skills for Life learner materials and audio CDs (Literacy Entry 1 unit 1 Lost and Found).Rt/E1.1 Rt/E1.2 Rs/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 60K

Resources added or updated June 2007

Literacy 

 Organisational features of text. Evaluating supermarket web sites -Tesco, Aldi, Morrisons, Asda.Supermarket floor plan E2-3 alphabetising activity Supermarket location research. Entry 3 (needs a Wolverhampton A to Z map) Problem Page - reading, writing and discussion for E3 - L2 Literacy and ESOL Teaching ideas for using Letter String and Root Word Maps E3-L2

PDF Evaluating supermarket web sites. Your task is to set up a new web site for 'Blackwell Supermarkets' but you need to check out the competition first! Encourage your learners to use and evaluate organisational features of web pages. 4 questionnaires (with tailored questions) for Tesco, Aldi, Morrisons and Asda. Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk 4 pages. 33K. Rt/L1.4 Rt/L2.6

PDF Supermarket floor plan. Multi-sensory alphabetical ordering activity that is bound to provoke lots of discussion! Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk 3 pages. 35K Rw/E2.4 Rw/E3.4

PDF Wolverhampton supermarket location research. Great way to practise using alphabetical order (and maps) to locate information. Note - probably best for those that live in the Wolverhampton area and requires a local AtoZ map (but the idea could easily be adapted for any area). Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk 4 pages. 30K Rw/E3.4 Rt/E3.5 Rt/E3.9

PDF Problem Page is a great way to encourage paired reading, writing and discussion skills. Students discuss a typical problem from a tabloid newspaper page and then, in pairs, work on different problems and how they would solve them. For Entry 3, L1/2 ESOL and Literacy. Contributed by Saul Pope, Education and Youth Services, High Wycombe. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk 12 pages. 60K. Rt/E3.1 Rt/L1.1 Rt/L2.1 Wt/E3 Wt/L1 Wt/L2 SLd/E3 SLd/L1 SLd/L2

PDF Teaching ideas for using our popular word maps. Lots of ideas for using our Word Root and Letter String Maps in creative and multi-sensory way! 2 pages. 90K. Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1. Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1 Note: these word maps are available:  Port   Spect   -eigh-  Clean  -augh-

 

ESOL

E1 ESOL Food and Food Containers PowerPoint E1 ESOL Fruit and Vegetables PowerPoint E1 ESOL Everyday Objects Spelling PowerPoint with type-in boxes Shopping list writign frames to accompany ESOL E1 Food and Food Containers PPTE1 ESOL Travel and Transport PowerPoint for spelling and vocabulary E1 ESOL Clothes PowerPoint for spelling, speaking and vocabulary. Entry 1 ESOL - Buying Clothes dialogue cards to accompany the Buying Clothes PPT E1 ESOL Buying Clothes PowerPoint for speaking and vocabulary work.  E1 ESOL Buildings PowerPoint for spelling, speaking and vocabulary.  E1 ESOL Problems in the Home PowerPoint for spelling, vocabulary and reading. Entry 1 ESOL - Phoning for help dialogue cards to accompany the Problems in the House PPT E1 ESOL Weather, temperature and seasons PowerPoint for spelling, vocabulary and speaking. E1 ESOL & Literacy - Buying a ticket. Reading, listening and speaking practice. E1 ESOL A trip to the Cinema PowerPoint for reading, giving directions, buying a bus ticket, buying popcorn, etc.

ZIP Food and Food Containers provides vocabulary practice with a series of paired examples of 'container phrases' e.g. a coffee cup - a cup of coffee; an egg box  - a box of eggs, a wine glass - a glass of wine, etc. Type in boxes are ideal for group spelling practice with a cordless keyboard. 14 slides. Zipped PPT 700K. The final slide is an extension writing activity to be used with a separate Word shopping list template (see below) and/or ESOL DfES Skill for Life Materials (E1, Unit 3). Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c Rw/E1.1a Wt/E1.1a

PDF Complete the shopping list writing frame accompanies the writing extension task on slide 14 of the Food and Food Container PPT above (but could be used for other short spelling checks). 1 page (6 shopping lists). 20K Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c Rw/E1.1a Wt/E1.1a

ZIP Fruit and vegetables provides group spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Also useful for recapping count / non-count nouns (e.g. asparagus), indefinite article  (e.g. an apricot) and special plurals (tomatoes, radishes). Originally used with a cordless keyboard and mouse to practice spelling homework. Can easily be adapted to include your own group's key spellings /vocabulary. 12 slides. 10 words. Zipped PPT 280K. Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c Ww/E2.1b

ZIP Everyday objects provides group spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Originally used with a cordless keyboard and mouse to practice spelling homework. Can easily be adapted to include your own group's key spellings /vocabulary. 13 slides. 12 key words. Zipped PPT 280K. Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c

ZIP Travel and Transport provides group spelling and vocabulary practice. 15 individual forms of transport - look at the picture, then type the spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. There is then a page of more unusual forms of travel followed by a final group writing activity. 18 slides. Zipped PPT 390K. Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c Rw/E1.1a

ZIP Clothes provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice (giving descriptions). With examples of the use of "A pair of..." (shoes, shorts, trousers, etc.). 5 slides. Zipped PPT 260K. Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c Rw/E1.1a Sc/E1.4d

PDF Buying clothes dialogue cards and clothes card accompanies the Buying Clothes PPT (below) and is adapted from the Teacher's notes for ESOL E1 Skills for Life Unit 9 (Shopping 2) materials (but can be used independently). 3 pages (enough cards for 6 pairs of students). 20K Rw/E1.1a Sc/E1.2a Sc/E1.3b Sc\E1.4a

ZIP Buying clothes provides group vocabulary work along with many ideas for speaking practice.  Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 9 - Shopping 2) but can be used alone. Covers buying a t-shirt (can be used with separate dialogue/clothes cards available above as PDF file), laundry symbols, UK shoe and clothes sizes, fabric patterns. 6 slides. Zipped PPT 400K. Rw/E1.1a Sc/E1.2a Sc/E1.3b Sc\E1.4a

ZIP Buildings provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice.  Look at the picture, then type the spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 7 - Homes) but can be used alone. Examples include castle, palace, windmill, Big Ben, bungalow and more. 13 slides. Zipped PPT 360K. Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c Rw/E1.1a

ZIP Problems in the home provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the pictures, discuss what the people do (electricians, gas engineers, plumbers, etc.) and the problems they fix. Then type the correct spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Finish with some skimming and scanning practice using related information from the Yellow Pages. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 7 - Homes) but can be used alone. Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1c Rw/E1.1a Rt/1.1b Rt/E2.1b

PDF Phoning for help dialogue cards accompanies the Problems in the Home PPT (below) and is adapted from the Teacher's notes for ESOL E1 Skills for Life Unit 7 (Homes) materials (but can be used independently). 2 pages (enough cards for 2 pairs of students). 30K. Sd/E1.1b. Lr/1.4b Lr/E1.5c.

ZIP Weather, temperature and seasons covers vocabulary and spelling topics along with many ideas for speaking practice (asking about the temperature, making small talk).  Lots of examples using intensifier 'very'. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 8 - Friends and Family, page 5 - The Weather) but can be used alone. 6 slides. Zipped PPT 120K.  Ww/E1.1a Rw/E1.1a Sc/E1.2a Sc/E1.3b Sc\E1.4a Sc/E1.4d Sd/E1.1c

ZIP Buying a ticket provides prompts, dialogue scripts and other ideas for speaking and listening work, along with reading practice (obtaining information from texts). Covers football, cinema, bus and train tickets. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 - Local Transport, page 11 - Buying a ticket) but can be used alone. 8 slides 470K Sc/E1.1a/b Sc/E1.2a Sc/E1.3b Sc/E1.3d Lr/E1.2b Rt/E1.1b Rw/E1.1a

ZIP A trip to the cinema is an interactive narrative that follows family as they select a film to see (skimming and scanning), catch the bus (buying a ticket), ask for directions to the cinema, buy cinema tickets and snacks! Provides prompts, dialogue scripts, maps and other ideas for speaking and listening work. Ideal for revision or recapping after student have covered buying things, giving directions, asking for information, etc. 8 slides 480K Sc/E1.2a Sc/E1.3b Sc/E1.3c Sc/E1.4c Lr/E1.3b Rt/E1.1b Rw/E1.1a

   

Literacy and numeracy

A Weekend Away - Literacy and Numeracy 9 page project outline for E3-L1

PDF Weekend away is a substantial 9 page resource designed to encourage students to tackle large projects in bite sized pieces. Originally used with E2E learners but suitable for all age groups. Aimed at E3- L1, it covers many literacy and numeracy topics and also requires some IT and research skills. Also makes an ideal Key Skills project. Contributed by Antony Cahill, Work-Solutions, Manchester. Antony.Cahill@work-solutions.org.uk 120K. Filed under Generic resources  and Level 1 Key Skills Portfolios

 

Numeracy

 Smarties Level 2 investigation - teaching reflections Converting between pounds and pence. Entry 3 decimals and money.  Naming and simplifying fractions PPT. E3-L2 How much liquid? Estimating capacity E2-E3 measures The best unit to measure with? Entry 3 measures. Four tally charts - ideal for Entry 3 City and Guilds practiceRecycling group starter activity (L1-2) Plan a Holiday - Level 2 numeracy - convert measures and currency, use formulae.Entry 2 Numeracy practice assignment. A Day Trip to Skegness

PDF Reflections - Level 2 Smarties investigation is a wonderful report on a Level 2 data handling investigation. Contributed by Gabrielle Adnitt, Milton Keynes Adult Education  gadnitt@yahoo.co.uk  1 page. 20K. Filed under General Teaching Resources and Level 2 Data Handling
The following Smarties resources are available: Smarties investigation E1-L1, Smarties investigation L1-L2, Grids for Smarties bar charts & pictograms, M&Ms Fractions

ZIP Pounds to pence PPT provides quick practice converting from pounds to pence, and vice versa. Lots of questions pop up allowing learners to solve them at their own pace. Great for a warm up before work on entering money correctly using a calculator. etc. Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk Zipped PPT file. 3 slides. 60K  N2/E3.3 MSS1/E3.1

ZIP Fractions - naming and simplifying PPT provides clear explanations followed by plenty of practice. A wide range of individual problems pop up allowing learners to solve them at their own pace. Great for revising 'naming fractions' and introducing equivalents and simplifying. Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk  Zipped PPT file. 10 slides. 110K. N2/E3.1 N2/E3.2 N2/L1.1 N2/L1.3 N2/L2.1 N2/L2.2

PDF How much liquid? Fill in table for estimating capacities - great for hands on measuring work. Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk 1 page. 100K. MSS1/E2.7 MSS1/E3.7

PDF Which is the best unit? 3 page picture worksheet - student selects the best metric unit to measure given object. Covers length, distance, weight and capacity. Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk  1 page. 100K. MSS1/E3.8

PDF Tally charts 4 tallies provide ideal practice for City and Guilds Entry 3 assignments. Boys' names, girls' names, favourite colours, favourite fruit. Contributed by Jennifer Williamson, Juniper Training, Wolverhampton Thank you Jennifer. jennifer.williamson@junipertraining.co.uk 5 pages. 65K. HD1/E3.3

PDF Planning a holiday is a super Level 2 lesson that focuses mostly on conversions (currency, distances and temperature). Great for the end of term. Contributed by Gabrielle Adnitt, Milton Keynes Adult Education  gadnitt@yahoo.co.uk 2 pages. 90K MSS1/L2.1 MSS1/L2.6 N1/L2.4

PDF What do we recycle? Makes a great group starter activity. Focuses on a topical pie chart but also covers large numbers, rounding and percentages. Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 2 pages. 30K HD1/L2.1

PDF Entry 2 practice assignment - Day Trip to Skegness covers many E2 elements, in the style of City & Guild assignments - great for homework, revision & practice. Contributed by Judith Scullion and Marie Gullick, Level 1 learners at Henley College. Coventry. 7 pages inc answer sheet. 160K. E2 whole numbersmeasures and data.

Resources added or updated May 2007

Interactive numeracy

Please note these resources run in a web browser and should be installed as follows:

Each resource is a zip folder. Unzip (right click on downloaded file and select 'extract all') the folder to a suitably named folder (e.g. Money 1 or Money 2).

Your new folder will contain questions, images, button and a folder called moneyres (or money2res). Create a shortcut to a  file in moneyres called index.htm

Click on the file (or short cut) 'index.htm' to run the resources. If using on a Network or VLE please contact the author for further information jpd.thompson@btopenworld.com

Working with Money 1 - interactive Entry 2 activity Working with Money 2 - interactive Entry 2 activity

ZIP Money 1 is a series of very visual exercises providing excellent practice in making up money to given amounts, giving change, etc. 32 self-marking questions. Contributed by John Thompson, Bournemouth Adult Learning. jpd.thompson@btopenworld.com Zipped web folder. 250K. MSS1/E2.1 MSS1/E2.2 Please read installation instructions above

ZIP Money 2 provides further Entry 2 practice and includes: 'missing money', making up money, working out change, etc. 22 self-marking questions. Contributed by John Thompson, Bournemouth Adult Learning. jpd.thompson@btopenworld.com Zipped web folder. 100K. MSS1/E2.1 MSS1/E2.2 Please read installation instructions above

 

Dyslexia help - all levels. ICT images - all levels

Dyslexia help sheet - p and b words (all levels) 20 large ICT images (JPG) for Entry Level ICT classes

PDF Recognising p and b is a work / help sheet for dyslexic learners who have difficulty distinguishing between these two letters. Underline the letters, read the words and write sentences. Contributed by Debbie Hulse, Cannock Chase Technical College. 2 pages. 40K. Filed under Study Skills and General Teaching Resources.

 

ZIP ICT images 20 very useful images depicting the main MS Office tool buttons (copy, paste, font, align left, etc.). Originally created and used in a class of ALDD students on preCLAIT (but useful for any introductory ICT class). Print in colour on A4 paper and laminate for re-use. 20 large JPG files in a zip folder 470K. Filed under E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

 

Contextualised resources - Hairdressing

  Hairstyles - do you stereotype? Contextualised resource -Level 1 Vocabulary cards for Hairdressers- for spelling, voabulary and alphabetical order work The best hairdo for your face - contextualised punctuation exercise L1-2

PDF Hairstyles - do you stereotype? is a lovely sorting exercise that could also be used to stimulate discussion in non-hairdressing classes!  Contributed by Debbie Hulse, Cannock Chase Technical College. 1 page. 40K. Rw/L1.2 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section.

PDF Vocabulary cards for hairdressers are very useful for all types of spelling, vocabulary or alphabetical ordering work. Contributed by Debbie Hulse, Cannock Chase Technical College. 1 page. 15K.  Rw/L2.1 Ww/L2.1 Rw/E3.4 Rw/L1.2 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section.

PDF The best hairdo for your face is an unpunctuated text. Students must add capital letters, commas, full stops and apostrophes so that it makes sense.   Contributed by Debbie Hulse, Cannock Chase Technical College. 3 pages (with answer sheet). 70K. Rs/L1.2 Ws/L2.4 Ws/L1.3 Rs/L2.2 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section.

 

Literacy

Was or Were? Grammar revision (subject - verb agreement) for national tests Where should I go? Apostrophe revision PowerPoint Exploring prefixes - Level 1 and 2 spelling and vocabulary PPTWhich suffix -tion -sion -cian or -ssion? 13 pages of worksheets and activities Which suffix -tion -sion -cian or -ssion? 13 pages of worksheets and activitiesRoot word - PORT - word map for spelling and vocabulary work. E3-L2 There or their? Homophone worksheet with multi-sensory options Fire instructions - ordering and understanding instructions. E2 - L1 What am I? Text types revision card game. E3-L2 Lettersounds v2 recognise sounds of letters. Milestone 7 - Entry1  Crossword to accompany "A Gift for Charlie's Mum". E2-E3 Adapted version of  "A Gift for Charlie's Mum" for Entry 1 learners.

PDF Initial consonant cluster - squ read the story, highlight and practice writing the words, and then complete a crossword. Another set of excellent phonics activities from Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 7 pages. 310K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2 Note: please exercise professional judgment and know your learner before using this resource (as some learners may consider it childish) which is intended to be delivered with humour and was originally used in a one to one situation.

 

ZIP Grammar - check your knowledge is an interactive PPT that is ideal for grammar revision (for L1 and 2 tests). Use for whole group work or individual brush-up sessions. Focuses on subject-verb agreement. Answer the questions and check your answers. From Jennifer Baines j.baines@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. Zipped PPT. 36 screens inc. answers. 200K Ws/E3.2 Ws/L1.2 Ws/L2.2

 

ZIP Where should I go? is wonderful revision tool for apostrophes (of omission & possession). With type-in boxes for students to enter correct sentences. Jennifer Baines j.baines@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. Rs/L1.2 Ws/L2.4  Zipped PPT. 7 screens. 50K

 

ZIP Exploring prefixes is an interactive PPT that is ideal for grammar revision (for L1 and 2 tests). Use for whole group work or individual brush-up sessions. With type-in boxes for students to enter correct spellings / words, plus other suggested writing /dictionary tasks.  Covers 9 common prefixes. From Jennifer Baines j.baines@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds.  Zipped PowerPoint file. 11 screens. 220K Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1 Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

 

PDF updated (first uploaded 17/04/01) Which Suffix -cian -ssion, sion or tion? is an extensive 13 page resource that has had a major facelift. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), spelling rules, writing sentences, vocabulary, adding and removing suffixes and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for using as a multisensory resource. Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1. Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1 Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1. Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3.

PDF Word root 'port' (to carry) word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration!. 30K Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1. Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF There or their? Is a homophone gap fill worksheet with multi-sensory options! Contributed by Debbie Hulse, Cannock Chase Technical College. 2 pages. 100K. Ww/L1.1

 PDF Fire instructions? For re-ordering, comprehension and looking at the layout and features of instructive texts. Contributed by Angela Kennedy-Lockwood, Matthew Boulton College, akennedy-lockwood@matthew-boulton.ac.uk 2pp 27K Rt/E2.1 Rt/E2.2 Rt/E3.3 Rt/E3.2 Rt/L1.2

 PDF Types of text - What am I? Useful card game for consolidation and revision. Students must describe the features, layout and style of different texts. Contributed by Angela Kennedy-Lockwood, Matthew Boulton College, akennedy-lockwood@matthew-boulton.ac.uk 2 pages. 16K. Rt/E3.3 Rt/E3.2 Rt/L1.2 Rt/L2.2

 ZIP Letter Sounds v2 covers the sounds of all letters (except x) in initial positions. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling. From Laurence Fletcher, Wolverhampton City College / Adult Education Service. laurencebrc@yahoo.com Zipped PowerPoint file. 49 screens. 250K Rw/M7.1 Rw/M7.2 Rw/M8.1 Rw/M8.2 Ww/M8.2 Rw/E1.2 Rw/E1.3 ESOL Rw/E1.2a Rw/E1.3a Please note that although entitled Lettersounds v2 this PPT covers an earlier stage of reading than Laurence's original Letter Sounds (still available here).

PDF Charlie's Mum Crossword to accompany Vicky Maltby's 'A Gift for Charlie's Mum' (still available) which focuses on consonant digraphs th ch and sh. Contributed by Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 2 pages. 40K Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2 Rw/E3.5 Ww/E3.2

 

PDF A present for Charlie's Mum is adapted from Vicky Maltby's 'A Gift for Charlie's Mum' (still available) which focuses on consonant digraphs th ch and sh. This version has been simplified for Entry 1 students and the story has changed slightly (in this version it is Mum's birthday - not Mothers' Day!). There are extra pictures and new comprehension questions. Contributed by Leo McPartland, Tower Hamlets College leo.mcpartland@tower.ac.uk 3 pages. 300K Ww/E1.3 Rt/E1.1 Rs/E1.1 Rw/E1.2

 

Numeracy

preEntry Measures (comparing length) M8 - 1 page preEntry Data - patterns (Milestone 6) - 1 page You're in the money - catalogue task for L1-2 numeracy (money and percentages)  Count and write - 2 preEntry worksheets Count and colour - 2 pre entry worksheets Add and take away - 2 pre entry worksheets Counting to 10 - 2 preEntry worksheets 

PDF Posting parcels provides a wonderful realistic and practical task - working out the cost of sending various sized parcels by Royal Mail. Covers weighing, measuring, reading information from tables, awareness of 3d shapes and space, etc. Contributed by Lynn Savage and Judith Ryan,  Bury Adult Education. savageflophouse@tesco.net  4 pages. 60K. MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.6 MSS1/E3.5 MSS1/E3.6. MSS1/L1.4. MSS2/E3.1.

PDF You're in the money is a resource based on catalogues (Argos and Littlewoods) that works especially well with younger students. 2 versions, differentiated for Level 1 and Level 2. Covers addition and subtraction (money) and percentages. Contributed by John Thompson j.thompson@wigan-leigh.ac.uk Wigan and Leigh College. 4 pages. 40K. MSS1/L1.1 N2/L1.5 N2/L1.8 N2/L2.8

PDF Long is a beautifully clear and straightforward resource for Milestone 8. To be used after lots of practical, hands-on activities. Contributed by Linzi Henry, Skillsheets, Sheffield. linzbfc@skillsheets1.freeserve.co.uk  1 page. 160K. MSS1/M8.3

PDF Colour the patterns is a great introduction to data handling for Milestone 6. Contributed by Linzi Henry, Skillsheets, Sheffield. linzbfc@skillsheets1.freeserve.co.uk 1 page. 130K. HD1/M6.2

PDF Counting to ten is a set of two worksheets for Milestone 8. To be used after lots of practical, hands-on activities. Contributed by Linzi Henry, Skillsheets, Sheffield. linzbfc@skillsheets1.freeserve.co.uk 2 pages. 340K. N1/M8.5 N1/M8.3 N1/M8.6

PDF Add and subtract is a set of two worksheets for Milestone 7 and 8. To be used after lots of practical, hands-on activities. Contributed by Linzi Henry, Skillsheets, Sheffield. linzbfc@skillsheets1.freeserve.co.uk 2 pages. 230K. N1/M7.6 N1/M8.7 N1/M8.10

PDF Count and colour is a set of two worksheets for Milestone 7. To be used after lots of practical, hands-on activities. Contributed by Linzi Henry, Skillsheets, Sheffield. linzbfc@skillsheets1.freeserve.co.uk 2 pages. 170K. N1/M7.3 N1/M7.4

PDF Count and write is a set of two worksheets for Milestone 6. To be used after lots of practical, hands-on activities. Contributed by Linzi Henry, Skillsheets, Sheffield. linzbfc@skillsheets1.freeserve.co.uk 2 pages. 100K. Pre-entry adult numeracy. N1/M6.3  N1/M6.4

 

General

 Pizza fingers recipe resource for literacy (ordering instructions) and numeracy (ratios)

PDF Pizza fingers is a handy recipe that can be used for numeracy (ratio work) or literacy (reading and ordering instructions). Contributed by Helen Connell, Joseph Priestley College, Leeds. 3 pages. 70K. N1/L1.7 Rt/E2.1 Rt/E3.3 Rs/E3.1

Resources added or updated April 2007

Literacy

 Complex sentences - subordinating conjunctions and clauses  Types of text (instructive and persuasive) drag and drop exercise  Types of text (instructive and persuasive) student handout Homophone cards - level 1 and 2 spelling games and activities  Letter string - eigh word map for spelling and vocabulary E3-L2 Using suffixes -er -ar -or to make nouns - 15 pages of worksheets and activities Using suffixes -er -ar -or to make nouns - 15 pages of worksheets and activities Hired or fired - persuasive writing task

PDF updated Complex sentences (first posted 29/11/04) Use subordinating conjunctions to extend simple sentences. With extension activity. 1 page (free editable Word version available). 70K. Ws/E3.1 L1.1 L2.1

PDF Types of text - student handout that explains the layout and language features of instructive and persuasive texts.  Use with the related drag and drop worksheet (below).  Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 3 pages (last page is the teacher's answer sheet for the drag and drop exercise). 30K. Rt/E3.3 Rt/ E3.2 Rt/L1.2 Rt/L2.2

DOC Types of text drag and drop interactive worksheet. Drag the features of instructive and persuasive texts to the correct area. Use with the related handout (above) which also includes an answer sheet. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 2 pages. 40K. Rt/E3.3 Rt/ E3.2 Rt/L1.2 Rt/L2.2

PDF Homophone cards is a set of  44 fabulous cards that can be used for a host of games and activities (teaching suggestions are included). Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 5 pages. 220K. Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF Word root 'spect' - word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration!. 25K Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1. Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF Letter string 'eigh' - word map for spelling and vocabulary work and teacher reference / inspiration!. 20K Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1. Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF updated (first uploaded 17/04/01) Adding suffixes er or ar to make nouns is a huge 15 page resource that has had a major facelift. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), imperatives, spelling rules, words with more than one meaning, spelling strategies and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for contextualisation and using as a multisensory resource. Rs/E2.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E3.2; Ws/E3.1; Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Ww/L1.1

PDF updated (first uploaded July 2006) Hired or Fired is a lesson plan for E3-L2 based loosely on 'The Apprentice' TV show. Timed differentiated plan covering purpose of text, writing a persuasive advertisement and planning a newspaper article using a graphic organiser. Includes plan, task sheet and images. Now with blank spaces to allow you to fill in the name of your own local shopping centre etc rather than use Mocha Parade in Salford. Contributed by Jodie Travis, Accrington and Rossendale College travisjodie@hotmail.com Wt/E3.1 Wt/L1.1 Wt/L2.1 Wt/L1.5 Rt/L1.2 Rt/E3.2. 130K. 5 pages.

 

Numeracy

Level 2 whole number - 13 practice multiple choice exam questions for targeted revision Pictogram example and task - Entry 3 Practice Entry 3 numeracy assignment (pets). 8 pages - ideal revision Tell the Time - 5 page interactive worksheet for E1-2 ESOL, ICT, Numeracy Egg fried rice for two - ratio and proportion activities for L1-2

updated PDF Level 2 whole number practice exam questions for targeted revision. 13 multiple choice questions with answer sheet (most are from past papers) covering 4 operations, problem solving, substitution. 4 pages. 60K.  N1/L2.1 N1/L2.2 N1/L2.4

PDF Pictogram activity with clear example and tasks. Makes a great introduction to Entry 3 data handling. Contributed by Pete Johnson,  P.J.Johnson@derby.ac.uk University of Derby. 1 page. 25K. HD1/E3.2

PDF Entry 3 practice assignment - Pets excellent practice assignment covers many E3 elements (inc tally charts, bar charts, measuring, money, time, rounding. calculators, division, etc.) in the style of City & Guild assignments - great for homework, revision & practice. Contributed by Lynn Savage and Rachel Leyland Bury Adult Education. savageflophouse@tesco.net 9 pages inc. answer sheet. 115K. E3 whole numbersmeasures and data.

DOC Telling the Time. Interactive worksheet with 3 pages of colourful information and key vocabulary followed by a 2 page time quiz (whole hours) with drop down menus. Contributed by Cathy Barton, catherine.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk Glasgow Metropolitan College. 170K. ESOL Ww/E1.1a Rw/E1.1a Rs/E1.1a Rw/E1.3b; Numeracy MSS1/E2.4 and E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

PDF Egg fried rice for two has differentiated questions (straightforward doubling and halving for L 1, more complex questions for L2). Plus plus you get a free real life recipe that I have used for years! 3 pages. 25K. N1/L1.7  N1/L2.3

 

Resources added or updated March 2007

Contextualised resources - Pathway to Nursing

 Contextualised drag and drop resources for Pathway to Nursing - 3 sets available - burns, mouth to mouth , bleeding Teachers' notes for contextualised drag and drop worksheets (bleeding, mouth to mouth and burns)

DOC Severe bleeding drag and drop interactive worksheet provides great practice in reading and ordering instructions. Originally used in a Pathway to Nursing course. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 2 pages. 60K. Rt/E3.3 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section. Please also download teachers' notes (below).

DOC Chemical and thermal burns drag and drop interactive worksheet provides great practice in reading and ordering instructions. Originally used in a Pathway to Nursing course. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 2 pages. 60K. Rt/E3.3 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section. Please also download teachers' notes (below).

DOC Mouth to mouth resuscitation drag and drop interactive worksheet provides great practice in reading and ordering instructions. Originally used in a Pathway to Nursing course. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 2 pages. 60K. Rt/E3.3 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section. Please also download teachers' notes (below).

PDF Teachers' notes and answer sheets for 3 drag and drop health - nursing interactive worksheets. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 1 page. 30K. Rt/E3.3 and also listed in our new contextualised resources section.

   

ESOL - Entry 1 and 2

 49 Preposition flashcards (PPT) with example sentences.E1-E2 ESOL and LIT Entry 1 ESOL - emotions and feelings flashcards and speaking ideas to accompany Skills for Life Materials Unit 10 Entry 1 ESOL - What's my neighbourhood like? Prompt sheet for Q&A to accompnany Skills for Life materials Unit 6 Entry 1 ESOL - My health flashcards and speaking ideas to accompany Skills for Life Materials Unit 5 Entry 1 ESOL - getting to know each other worksheets to accompany Skills for Life Materials Unit 1 What time did Maria get up? Entry 1 ESOL - text, questions, sentence work, 7 pages

ZIP Preposition flashcards 49 slides to use as needed for spelling and vocabulary practice with ESOL and Literacy students. Could also be printed out (for example, 6 to a page) and used as traditional card flashcards. Contributed by Bena, bena@sellyoak.bham.sch.uk  Zipped PowerPoint (PPT) file. 49 slides. 600K. Ww/E3.1 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E1.1 Entry 1 ESOL Entry 2 ESOL

PDF Getting to know each other. 2 beautiful worksheets. The first is for collecting and recording information about yourself and a friend. The second if for making questions (by rearranging the given words) to ask a friend. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 1 - Getting started) but can be used alone. Contributed by Jadwiga Danek 2 pages. 100K. Sc/E1.1b Sc/E1.3a  Sc/E1.4a Sc/E1.4b

PDF What time does Maria get up? Very good straightforward text about Maria's day with 4 pages of resources, teaching ideas and answer sheet. Covers asking and answering questions, writing simple sentences and much more . Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 - Local Transport) but can be used alone. Contributed by Claire Hammond, Reigate College 7 pages. 70K. Sc/E1.4a Lr/E1.2d Rw/E1.3b Ws/E1.1a

PDF My health flashcards for spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 5 - Health) but can be used alone. Contributed by Jadwiga Danek 3 pages with lots of teaching ideas. 235K. Rw/E1.1a Rw/E1.2a  Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1b  Sc/E1.1b Sc/E1.4a

PDF Feelings and emotions 'smiley' flashcards for spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 10 - going to work, pages 8-9 feelings) but can be used alone. Contributed by Jadwiga Danek 2 pages with teaching ideas. 240K. Rw/E1.1a Rw/E1.2a  Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1b Sd/E1.1c, Lr/E1.5a.

PDF What's my neighbourhood like? Beautiful prompt sheet for question and answer work - originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 6 - The Neighbourhood) but can be used alone. Contributed by Jadwiga Danek 1 page. 160K. Sc/E1.1 speak clearly, Sc/E1.4d give a description, Sc/E1.3b ask for information. Lr/E1.2b listen for detail, Lr/E1.2c listen for grammatical detail.

   

Numeracy

Money, fractions and decimals Level 1 time calculations - favourite TV programmes and journey timesEqual opportunities - quiz and Level 1 percentage questions What's the weather like and Party Time. Level 1 AoN Data handling tasks M&Ms Fractions - Level 2 Cricket 2007 - E3 numeracy activities Jobs and salaries - 8 pages resource for E3-L2 Car activities - L1 & L2 percentages with autotrader Easter biscuits - Whole group starter activity on ratio and direct proportion E2-L1 Estimating and measuring weight  E2-L1 Estimating and measuring capacity E2-3 capacity matchingCatalogues - numeracy and literacy activity for Level 1

PDF Money, decimals and fractions - is a short but very clever worksheet that relates these three topics and really helps learners see the connection between decimals and fractions. Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 2 pages. 60K. N2/E3.1, N2/E3.3, N2/L1.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

PDF Favourite TV programmes & journey times provides realistic everyday practice in adding and subtracting time and converting between hours and minutes. Contributed by John Thompson j.thompson@wigan-leigh.ac.uk Wigan and Leigh College. 2 pages. 60K. MSS1/L1.3

PDF Equal opportunities maths makes a great quiz for college Equal Ops weeks etc. Once you have checked the answers to the quiz you can complete percentage questions to put the statistics into perspective. 3 pages. 75K. Contributed by Jan Robinson, Chelmer Training janrobinson@chelmer-training.co.uk N2/L1.8 N2/L1.9 N2/L1.10

PDF What's the weather like? and Party Time! are two 'real-life' task sheets that involve budgeting, Excel charts and tables, rounding and checking, and finding mean and range. Ideal for class or homework (originally used for Level 1 Key Skills Application of Number portfolio work N1.1, N1.2, N1.3.). 2 pages. 90K. Contributed by Jan Robinson, Chelmer Training janrobinson@chelmer-training.co.uk  HD1/L1.1 HD1/L1.2  HD1/L1.3 HD1/L1.4 Skills for Life ICT.

PDF M&Ms Fractions introduces fractions, explains numerators and denominators and then uses an edible task to teach evaluating one number as a fraction of another and adding fractions. Great for paired work (or small groups). 4 pages. 160K. Contributed by Jan Robinson, Chelmer Training janrobinson@chelmer-training.co.uk N2/L2.3 N2/L2.4 

PDF Jobs and salaries - a budgeting activity that is ideal for teenagers and will prompt plenty of discussion on the realities of managing money. Comes with salary cards, rent cards, supplementary cards, balance sheets and extra extension sheets on percentages. With full teaching notes and ideas for further customisation. Contributed by Jean Thomas (The Henley College) jean@jeanthomas.co.uk 8 pages. 40K MSS1/L1.1, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.7, N2/L1.9, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.9

PDF Cricket 2007 topical  E3 statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; tallies and general number practice based on past World Cup statistics and a recent England and Australia match (Feb 07). Contributed by Saul Pope, Education and Youth Services, High Wycombe. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk 6 pages. 70K.  HD1/E3.1 HD1/E3.3 N1/E3.1 N1/E3.9

PDF Car percentage activities use a copy of Auto Trader (or similar) to select and buy cars - working out deposits and monthly payments. Then buy cars to do up and sell at a profit! Contributed by Saul Pope, Education and Youth Services, High Wycombe. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk  2 pages. 40K. N2/L1.8 N2/L1.9 N2/L1.10 N2/L2.7 N2/L2.8

PDF Easter biscuits whole group quick starter activity on resizing a recipe. Two versions available: one is simplified for ESOL learners or those with lower literacy levels. Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 2 pages. 30K. N1/L1.7 N1/L2.3

PDF Estimating and measuring weights two work sheets (one also includes Imperial measures) for a great hands-on 'measures' session. Kate Hart katy.hart@colchester.ac.uk Colchester Institute (who suggests that you ensure all measurements are securely covered or blacked out to avoid peaking!). 2 pages. 60K. MSS1/E2.6 MSS1/E3.6 MSS1/L1.4

PDF Estimating and measuring capacities two work sheets (one also includes Imperial measures) for a great hands-on 'measures' session. Kate Hart katy.hart@colchester.ac.uk Colchester Institute (who suggests that you ensure all measurements are securely covered or blacked out to avoid peaking!). 2 pages. 60K. MSS1/E2.7 MSS1/E3.7 MSS1/L1.4

PDF Matching capacities quick matching activity (makes a good starter and would also work well displayed on large screen). Kate Hart katy.hart@colchester.ac.uk Colchester Institute. 1 page. 50K. MSS1/E2.7 MSS1/E3.7

PDF Catalogues or 'How to have a party after a burglary!' provides literacy (insurance letters) and numeracy (adding and subtracting money) practice at level 1 and is ideal for teenage groups who love looking at catalogues. Contributed by John Thompson j.thompson@wigan-leigh.ac.uk Wigan and Leigh College. 1 page. 27K. MSS1/L1.1 Wt/L1.3  

 

 

 

Literacy - various levels

 Consonant cluster activities set 1 Consonant cluster activities set 2 Use and understand forms E2-E3 Long and short vowels - E1-2 phonics Open and closed syllables - E3 phonics and spelling L2 Easter skimming and scanning questions on History of Easter textConsonant clusters crossword - dr pr gr tr Consonant clusters - set 3. dr pr gr tr word and picture cards with teaching ideasEntry level punctuation cards for multisensory activities Opposites (antonyms) - 4 worksheets for E2-L1

PDF Initial consonant clusters - 1 (sc, sm, sp, st) 'phonic strip' listening activity followed by a crossword. Further related activities available below. Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 4 pages. 150K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2

PDF Initial consonant clusters - 2 (sc, sm, sp, st, sl, sn) 36 word and matching 'picture clue' cards - with detailed teaching ideas. Further related activities available below. Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 5 pages. 300K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2

PDF Use and understand forms. Match the words used on forms to their meanings (laminate to make a great re-usable game) and then practise your skills on the example forms. Contributed by Margaret Lagoyianni, margaretlago2@btopenworld.com Lakelands School, Sports & Language College, Ellesmere. 5 pages. 50K Rw/E2.1 Rw/E3.2

PDF Vowels - recognising and using long and short vowels. Great for reading and spelling. The 'fill in the vowels' exercise also helps with basic grammar and sense. Contributed by Karen. 2 pages. 15K. Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2

PDF Open and closed syllables and how they can help you with spelling. Contributed by Karen. 2 pages. 15K. Ww/E3.2

PDF Easter skimming & scanning - 12 questions on a "History of Easter" text - also covers general comprehension, purpose of text, etc. Contributed by Stella Jales, Wiltshire College jalesa@wiltscoll.ac.uk 1 page. 40K. Rt/L2.1 Rt/L2.7 Note: you will also need the text from Easter Eggs comprehension by Moira Garland.

PDF Initial consonant clusters - 3 (dr, pr, gr, tr) 48 word and matching 'picture clue' cards - with detailed teaching ideas'. Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 7 pages. 520K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2

PDF Consonant clusters Crossword (dr, tr, pr, gr) 3makes a great follow up activity to the word and picture cards activity (above). Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 2 pages. 40K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2

PDF Entry Level punctuation cards for a variety of multisensory games, matching activities and challenges. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 4 pages. 130K. Ws/E1.2, Ws/E1.3, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4 Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3

PDF Opposites (antonyms) - 4 worksheets (2 for E2-E3, 2 for E3-L1) that also help with reading, decoding, spelling and vocabulary. Ideal for class or homework. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk Thank you Laura. Rs/E2.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E3.2, Ws/E2.2, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3.

 

 

Entry ICT - Lit - ESOL

Consonant clusters - interactive worksheet Consonant clusters - onscreen type-in spelling worksheet Mouse exercises for Entry Level Skills for Life ICT Following instructions to load and use BBC Skillswise - E2/E3 Lit, Num and ICT Cut and paste chronological text -E3 ICt - Lit E3 ICT-Lit pancake writing tasks Questions about days of the week - interactive drop down worksheet for E1 ESOl - ICT - Lit - Num Days of the week, calendar numbers etc. 6 page interactive worksheet for E1 ESOL - ICT - Num- Lit  How to make a calendar in Publisher - Entry ESOL-ICT

DOC Initial consonant clusters - sc, sm, sp, st Interactive worksheet with drop down menus to select the correct word /spelling. 15 cloze sentences. to accompany related activities available above. Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.u 1 page. 60K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2and E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

DOC Initial consonant clusters - sc, sm, sp, st spelling quiz to be used on screen (could also be printed out). Plus useful practice in using a mouse, typing in spellings, etc. for Skills for Life ICT students. 13 pages, 12 spellings. Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 300K Ww/E1.3 Rw/E1.2 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2 and E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

PDF Mouse exercises is a very useful sheet (best used on-screen) providing online links to a range of mouse exercises where learners can learn about right and left clicking, double clicking, drag and drop, etc. Activities range form straightforward tutorials to  'Dress the Eggplant', Join the Dots and a bubble game. Many also provide very useful practice on reading instructions. Contributed by Barbara Corcoran, bcorcoran@eastleigh.ac.uk  Eastleigh College. E1-2 Skills for Life ICT Rt/E2.1 Rt/E3.1

PDF Following instructions - BBC Skillwise provides step by step help to ICT/Lit/Num students plus useful practice in reading instructions. Contributed by Paula Pye, Chelmer Training paulapye@chelmer-training.co.uk E2-3 Skills for Life ICT Rt/E2.1 Rt/E3.1 General study skills Note: free Word version available, allowing tutors to customise for their own students.

PDF My day - cut and paste chronological text activity provides step by step cutting and pasting instructions for ICT/Lit students plus useful practice in ordering chronological text. Contributed by Gill Clark. 1 page. 20K. E3 Skills for Life ICT Wt/E3.3

PDF Pancake ICT writing task gives step by step instructions for writing your own Pancake Facts text (you will also need a copy of Margaret Lagoyiani's Pancake resource) and typing up a pancake recipe. For Entry 3 ICT/Lit students and also suitable portfolio evidence for NOCN E3 Writing and reading for meaning. Contributed by June Mill, Skills for Life tutor, East Riding of Yorkshire. mill.sancton@tiscali.co.uk 2 pages. 20K. E3 Skills for Life ICT Wt/E3.1 Wt/E3.2

DOC Days of the week is a 6 page worksheet that combines colourful pages of information (days of week and their order, abbreviations, numbers on calendars) with interactive practice pages (drag and drop and a very clever page where the text changes colour if correct spelling is typed). First used with Entry 1 ESOL - ICT learners but also suitable for E1 literacy and numeracy. Contributed by Cathy Barton, Glasgow Metropolitan College catherine.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk. 6 pages. 160K. ESOL Ww/E1.1a Rw/E1.1a Rs/E1.1a Rw/E1.3b; Literacy Ww/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 Rs/E1.1; Numeracy MSS1/E1.2 E2.3 and E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

DOC Questions about days and months. Interactive worksheet with drop down menus to select the correct spelling, no. of days in a month, etc. (Use as a follow on exercise after the  Days of the week worksheet (above). Contributed by Cathy Barton, catherine.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk Glasgow Metropolitan College. 1 page. 110K. ESOL Ww/E1.1a Rw/E1.1a Rs/E1.1a Rw/E1.3b; Literacy Ww/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 Rs/E1.1; Numeracy MSS1/E1.2 E2.3 and E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

PDF How to make a calendar in Publisher is a 5 page step by step guide to help students create their own useful calendar where they can record important appointments etc. Clear screenshots with arrows make this resource accessible from Entry 1 upwards. First used with Entry ESOL - ICT learners but also suitable for Entry literacy and numeracy. Contributed by Cathy Barton, Glasgow Metropolitan College catherine.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk. 5 pages. 360K. E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

Resources added or updated February 2007

Entry ICT - ESOL - Lit

What colour is it? E1-2 ESOL LIT ICT interactive worksheet CDrag and drop colour worksheets for E1-2 ICT, ESOl and Lit

DOC Drag and drop colour work sheets provide great reading, vocabulary and spelling practice for Entry ESOL & Literacy students. Plus practice in using a mouse, drag and drop, typing in spellings, etc. for Skills for Life ICT students.  Contributed by Cathy Barton, Glasgow Metropolitan College catherine.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk. 4 pages . 160K. ESOL Ww/E1.1a Rw/E1.1a Ww/E2.1a Rw/E2.2a, Literacy Ww/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 Ww/E1.1 Rw/E2.1 and E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

 

DOC What colour is it? Interactive worksheet with drop down menus to select the correct spelling. Great reading and spelling practice for Entry ESOL & Literacy students. Plus practice in using a mouse and drop down menus for Skills for Life ICT students.  Contributed by Cathy Barton, catherine.barton@glasgowmet.ac.uk Glasgow Metropolitan College 2 pages. 160K. ESOL Ww/E1.1a Rw/E1.1a Ww/E2.1a Rw/E2.2a, Literacy Ww/E1.1 Rw/E1.1 Ww/E1.1 Rw/E2.1 and E1-2 Skills for Life ICT.

 

Numeracy resources (some also cover literacy)

 Planning a journey - literacy and numeracy It could be you! Entry Level Literacy and Numeracy What's in your wallet? Literacy and numeracy activity Burger King Investigation E3-L2 Hey Diddle Diddle poem and help sheets about mean, mode, median and range Our ever-popular Smarties investigation - rewritten for Levels 1&2 Twist and check times table game for x6 x7 x8 x9 Entry 2 upwards

PDF What's in your wallet?  Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students. General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc - accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and clichés (e.g. 'making both ends meet'), and writing complete sentences. Contributed by Anne Hodgson, Beechwood College for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome. anne.hodgson@beechwoodcollege.co.uk 1 page. 90K. SLd/E3.1 SLd/E3.2 SLd/L1.1 Rw/L2.3 Rw/L1.1 Ws/E3.1 Also listed under general Number resources and general Measure (money) resources.

PDF Planning a Journey. Research and plan a journey for Wales to Italy. Structured, with fill-in boxes for destinations, mode of transport, cost, etc.  Contributed by Anne Hodgson, Beechwood College for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome. anne.hodgson@beechwoodcollege.co.uk 1 page. 45K. Covers many areas of the E3 – L1 literacy & numeracy curricula. Inc: money, timetables, calendars, extracting information, reading strategies. Filed under general measure resources and general data handling resources.

PDF It could be you! Great Entry level lottery activity that involves deciding how you are going to spend the money. Structured, with fill-in boxes for expenditure etc.  Contributed by Anne Hodgson, Beechwood College for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome. anne.hodgson@beechwoodcollege.co.uk 3 pages. 120K. Covers many Entry Level elements inc: recording information, using a calculator to add & subtract money. Wt/E1.1 Wt/E2.1 N2/E3.4 MSS1/E3.1 also listed under generic resources

PDF Burger King Investigation Fabulous statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; reading, comparing and calculating with measures; and much discussion about healthy (unhealthy?) eating!  Contributed by Saul Pope, Education and Youth Services, High Wycombe. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk  6 pages. 50K. N1/L1.3. HD1/E3.1, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1. MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.6, MSS1/L2.3, MSS1/L2.5.

PDF Hey diddle diddle is a short poem (with separate Level 1 and Level 2 help sheets /posters) to remind students about mean, median, mode and range. Contributed by John Thompson j.thompson@wigan-leigh.ac.uk Wigan and Leigh College who suggests using it before our ever-popular Smarties activity. 3 pages. 60K. HD1/L1.3 HD1/L1.4 HD1/L2.3 HD1/L2.4

PDF Our ever-popular Smarties investigation - rewritten for Level 1-2 students. Now with questions on mean, mode, median and pie charts. Adapted by Judith White, Somerset Skills & Learning. 3 pages. 40K. HD1/L1.1 HD1/L1.2  HD1/L1.3 HD1/L1.4 HD1/L2.1 HD1/L2.2 HD1/L2.3 HD1/L2.4 Note: the original resource (for E1-L1), written by Di Mellor (2004), is still available here along with accompanying E2-E3 grids for Smartie bar charts & pictograms (2006)

PDF Twist and check is a fabulous self-checking times table card game. Four sets of cards for x6, x7, x8, x9. Contributed by Barbara Corcoran, bcorcoran@eastleigh.ac.uk  Eastleigh College. 11 pages. 500K. N1/E2.5 N1/E3.5 N1/L1.5

 

 

Literacy - various levels

 Compound word pairs - Entry 3 Writing a recount - Entry 3- Level 2 Phrase match - Level 2 Apostrophe activities for Level 1 and 2 The indefinite article - Entry 1 ESOL and Lit Level 1 and 2 Literacy exam and grammar tips Pancake activities - reading comprehension, instructions, ratios Alphabet activities (recogniusing, writing) for Milestone 8-E1 Object Grids for preEntry Milestones 6, 7, 8 Rugby World Cup 2007 syllables (E3)Yesterday's World - reading comprehension & phonics work (TH digraph) E2-3 ESOL & Lit

PDF Indefinite article exercise is ideal for ESOL beginners and also makes a good introduction to recognising vowels and consonants. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 2 pages. 50K. ESOL Ww/E1.1b Lit Ww/E1.3

PDF Activities for possessive and omissive apostrophes. Two different multi-sensory activities - both make ideal starters. 1) pin-up sentence sorting 2) apostrophe dominoes. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey, Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 11 pages. 60K. Rs/L1.2 Ws/L2.4

PDF Compound word pairs is a page from our 'Compound Word Activities' (13 pages - still available here) resource that has been improved with clearer graphics clues by site user, Karen.1 page. 40K. Rw/E3.5 Ww/E3.1

PDF Phrase Match match the common phrases to their explicit meanings. Then select some phrases of your own and check their meanings on the internet or in a specialist dictionary. Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for all ESOL and literacy learners. Contributed by Anne Hodgson, Beechwood College for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome. anne.hodgson@beechwoodcollege.co.uk 2 pages. 30K. Rw/L2.3 (ESOL Rw/L2.3a)

PDF Literacy exam tips. Written with dyslexic learners in mind but useful for all learners working up to the L1 and 2 adult literacy exams. A special focus on grammar questions.   Contributed by Helen Worsley, West Nottingham College Helen.Worsley@westnotts.ac.uk 3 pages. 30K. Level 1 Lit. Level 2 Lit

PDF Writing a recount task sheet with definitions, notes on purpose, and planning steps. Contributed by Anne Hodgson, Beechwood College for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome anne.hodgson@beechwoodcollege.co.uk 1 page. 20K. Wt/E3.1 Wt/L1.1 Wt/L2.1 Wt/E3.2 Wt/L1.3 Wt/E3.3 Wt/L2.

PDF Pancake day literacy and numeracy activities. Two pancake texts to read, questions to answer, recipes to re-size (simple ratios) and instructions to match and order. Wonderful topical work for Entry 2 to Level 1. Contributed by Margaret Lagoyianni, margaretlago2@btopenworld.com County Training, Shropshire. 6 pages. 70K  Rs/E2.2 Rt/E2.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1. N1/L1.7

PDF Yesterday's World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities (based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/). Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.  Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group. Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk 6 pages. 80K Rt/E3.1, Ww/E3.1 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E2.2 Rw/E3.5 ESOL Sc/E2.1b Lr/E2.2d Ww/E2.1b Rw/E2.3a

PDF updated (first uploaded 14/10/02) Recognising and writing the letters of the alphabet - sort letters from symbols, handwriting practice, write upper/lower case letters. 6 pages. 170K. Rw/E1.3 Ww/E1.2 Rw/M8.1 Rw/M8.3 Ww/M8.1 Rtc/M7.1 Rw/M7.1 Ww/M7.1

PDF Object Grids for pre-Entry activities - for improving visual figure-ground skills, expressive language development, matching and counting symbols. Contributed by Janet Kinsey (Abingdon and Witney College) janet.kinsey@abingdon-witney.ac.uk 3 pages. 60K. SLlr/M6.1 SLc/M6.1 Rtc/M6.2 SLlr/M7.2 SLc/M7.5 Rtc/M7.1 SLlr/M8.2 SLc/M8.1

PDF Rugby World Cup 2007 Syllables Learn how to count syllables and use this to help spell a great selection of World Cup vocabulary. 35K. 2 pages. Contributed by Janet Kinsey, Abingdon and Witney College, janet.kinsey@abingdon-witney.ac.uk Ww/E3.2 (Note: Janet's Football World Cup 2006 syllables is still available)

Resources added or updated January 2007

Spelling - all levels 

 Spelling mnemonics - large collection of useful mnemonics for all llevels Words from Happy Christmas - spelling all levels

PDF Spelling mnemonics is a huge list collected by Stella Jales (Wiltshire College) and her students. Includes spellings for all levels (from 'said' to 'accommodation'). Contributed jalesa@wiltscoll.ac.uk 3 pages. 50K. Ww/E1.1 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E3.1 Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

PDF Words from Happy Christmas. Timeless spelling and vocabulary game with answer grid and sample answers. Contributed by Lorraine Halley lorrhalley@aol.com 2 pages. 60K.  Ww/E1.1 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E3.1 Ww/L1.1 Ww/L2.1

 

 

ESOL - Entry 1 and 2

Different jobs - vocabulary and spelling cards for E1/2 ESOL

PDF 'Work' vocabulary cards 27 pictures of different jobs and matching word cards - plus lots of teaching ideas for Entry 1and 2 literacy and ESOL classes.  Contributed by Laura Jeffrey Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 6 pages. 150K. ESOL links: Sc/E1.1b Sc/E2.1b Rw/E1.1a Rw/E1.2a Rw/E2.2a Rw/E2.3a Ww/E1.1a Ww/E1.1b Ww/E2.1b Ww/E2.1a  Lit links: Ww/E1.1 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E2.2 Rw/E1.1 Rw/E1.2 Rw/E2.1 Rw/E2.2

 

 

Purpose of text - most levels

Purpose and audience task sheets for mixed ability groups Fact and opinion activity and worksheet for mixed ability groups

PDF Purpose and audience task sheets provide a good ice breaker for mixed ability and family literacy groups and make for easy differentiation as learners choose their own texts to work with. Contributed by Emma Shaw. Medway Adult Education. emma.shaw@blueyonder.co.uk 2 pages. 30K. Rt/E2.2 Rt/ E3.2 Rt/L1.2 Rt/L2.2

 PDF Fact and opinion is a multi-sensory set of resources and a great follow up to our ever-popular Chomwell Green resources. Discuss and decide which statements are facts and which are opinions, then complete the worksheet sheet in pairs. Ideal for mixed ability groups. From Emma Shaw. Medway Adult Education. emma.shaw@blueyonder.co.uk 4 pages. 80K. Rt/E2.2 Rt/ E3.2 Rt/L1.2 Rt/L2.2

 

 

Dyslexia help - all levels

Dyslexia help sheet for all levels - b and d

PDF Recognising B and D a great help sheet for dyslexic learners who have difficulty remembering the difference between b and d.  Tip: for some learners it may be best to teach just one strategy. For example, if they are left-handed show them the left-handed 'thumbs up' only.  Contributed by Carol Gardner 1 page. 25K. Filed under Study Skills and General Teaching Resources.

 

Entry Literacy

Entry level spelling challenge sheets Adjective cloze worksheet - to be used with accompanying PowerPoint Adjective cloze ppt (related worksheet also available)  Conjunctions - make compound and complex sentences. E2-L1 Describing people - using adjectives in written and spoken descriptionsE1E2 12 Days of Christmas sentence structure game (not just for Xmas!) E2E3 Letter to Santa

PDF Spelling Challenge sheets make great starter activities - especially when used in pairs or small groups. One for qu- words, one for -all words and a blank 'wall' to add your own spelling challenge. Contributed by D Griffiths 70K. 4 pages. Ww/E1.3 Ww/E2.2 

PDF Adjectives cloze v2 exercise to be used in conjunction with the accompanying PowerPoint (below). Contributed by Moira Garland m.garland@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. 2 pages. 150K. Ws/E2.2 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E3.1 Please note this resource is adapted from an original worksheet by Emma Scotland.

ZIP Adjective cloze PowerPoint makes a great group starter and can be followed by the accompanying printable worksheet (see above). Contributed by Moira Garland m.garland@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds. 1 screen. Zipped PPT file. 85K. Ws/E2.2 Ww/E2.1 Ww/E3.1 Please note this resource is adapted from an original worksheet by Emma Scotland.

PDF Conjunctions exercise also makes a good starting point for discussion on how different conjunctions alter the meaning of a sentence. Contributed by Laura Jeffrey Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 2 pages. 25K. Ws/E2.1 Ws/E3.1 Ws/L1.1 Rs/E2.2 Rs/E3.2 Rs/L1.1

PDF Describing people provides individual and paired work using adjectives in written and spoken descriptions (appearance and personality). Contributed by Laura Jeffrey Matthew Boulton College, ljeffrey@mbc.ac.uk 2 pages. 15K. Ws/E2.2 SLc/E2.3 SLc/E3.3

PDF 12 days of Christmas game is not what it seems - a great game that can be played any time of year to help students construct, punctuate and spell simple sentences. Kindly contributed by Jayne Elliott jayne@tapiochre.co.uk 1 page 26K. Ws/E1.1 Ws/E1.2 Ws/E1.3 Ws/E2.4 Ww/E1.1 Ww/E2.1

PDF Letter to Santa. Help your child choose presents and write a letter to Santa (great for family learning groups). Includes a cloze/writing frame. Contributed by Margaret Lagoyianni, margaretlago2@btopenworld.com County Training, Shropshire. 4 pages. 70K Rs/E2.2 Rs/E2.3 Rs/E3.2 Wt/E2.1 Wt/E3.1 Wt/E3.4

 

 

Numeracy - mixed levels

 Think of a number - all levels E3-L1 ChrisMaths problems

PDF THOAN (think of a number) makes a great starter and can be adapted for all levels. Contributed by Fiona Campbell, Wiltshire College campfj@wiltscoll.ac.uk. 2 pages. 20K. N1/E1.7 N1/E2.7 N1/E2.8 N1/E3.9 N1/L1.3 N1/L2.2

PDF Merry ChrisMaths. Ten Christmas problems make a lovely end of tern activity. Aimed largely at Entry 3 and Level 1 number but also includes some questions on measures, time and money. Contributed by Margaret Lagoyianni, margaretlago2@btopenworld.com County Training, Shropshire.  1 page. 110K E3/N1 L1/N1 E3/MSS1 L1/MSS1

 

 

 

Entry  Numeracy

  Mosses Centre Cafe - money for E1-E2 TV Programme Guide - working with time E3-L1

PDF Mosses Centre Cafe provides practice working with money at E1/E2 - all based on a beautifully clear cafe menu. Contributed by Stephanie McGill, Bury College stephanie.mcgill@burycollege.ac.uk 3 pages. 40K. MSS1/E1.1 MSS1/E2.2

PDF TV Programme Guide provides practice working with time at E3/L1. Use to TV guide to complete the clocks (start and finish times) and calculate the length of each programme. Contributed by Stephanie McGill, Bury College stephanie.mcgill@burycollege.ac.uk 5 pages. 30K . MSS1/E3.3. MSS1/L1.3

 

 

CLAIT and Skills for Life ICT Resources

CLAIT - ICT - Literacy -  moving text, aphabetical order  CLAIT - ICT - Literacy - Working with Bullets, Punctuation

PDF Working with bullet points neatly combines literacy (punctuation) and ICT. Step by step task sheet asks the learner to set up a document (involves margins, headers, footers, formatting, etc) and then add bullets, shading and paragraph borders. From Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk L1/CLAIT (unit 1) Rs/E3.3 Rs/L1.2 Rs/L2.2. 2 pages. 40K.

PDF Moving text neatly combines literacy (alphabetical ordering) and ICT. Step by step task sheet asks the learner to set up a document (involves margins, headers, footers, formatting, etc) and then move text using two different techniques. From Margaret Adams, Kenward Trust / Uckfield Community College uckfield@kenwardtrust.org.uk L1/CLAIT (unit 1) Rw/E3.4. 2 pages. 40K.

 

 

E3-L2 Numeracy

Premier League numeracy - E3-L2  Live the Lotto Dream AoN project for Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy students Using Health Statistics - Level 1&2 Data Handling Planning a journey - Level 1 MSS (money) & numberFractions of amounts - Level 1 Percentages and fractions of amounts - L1/L2 Percentages of quantities L1

PDF Premier League numeracy. Makes a great beginning of term activity for mixed ability (E3-L2) groups - especially if the group includes some footie fans! With lots of questions about last year's final Premier League table  Covers a range of number elements inc. fractions, tables, percentages and formulae. A small research question is also included that requires learner to find latest league table.  Contributed by Saul Pope, Education and Youth Services, High Wycombe. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk 3 pages. 30K. N1/E3.1, N1/L1.3, N1/L1.5, N1/L2.4, N2/E3.1, N2/L1.1, N2/L1.9, N2/L1.11, Rt/L1.5.

PDF Live the lotto dream version 2 (for hairdressing / beauty therapy AoN students) is a great project that covers many L1/2 numeracy elements. You win the lottery, buy a salon and have to furnish it from catalogues and/or Internet sites. Learn about budgeting, displaying data, working with areas and floor plans, bank statements, rounding, estimating, and much more. Everything must be written up as a comprehensive report with a clear conclusion (a great guidance page on report writing is included in the resource). Contributed by Jenny Jupe, Eastleigh College jjupe@eastleigh.ac.uk who adapted it from an original resource Dave Walkden, dave.walkden@duchy.ac.uk  Duchy College, Cornwall. 6 pages. 300K. Covers many elements and will be filed in these site sections: general teaching resources; general number, data and measure resources. Please note: Dave's original resource (buying and fitting out a new flat) for E3 / L1 numeracy is still available.

PDF Planning a Journey. Use the web sites to find travel / car hire information and accommodation and then work out the cost of your weekend away. A great way to practise written methods and problem solving. Contributed by John Thompson j.thompson@wigan-leigh.ac.uk Wigan and Leigh College. 1 page. 16K.  N1/L1.3, MSS1/L1.1

PDF Using Health Statistics card game. A great way to introduce students to official statistics and get them to extract, interpret, and organise data. Contributed by John Michaux, Swindon College johnmichaux@swindon-college.ac.uk. 8 pages. 40K. HD1/L1.1 L1.2 L1.3 L1.4; HD1/L2.1 L2.2 L2.3 L2.4.

PDF Fractions of amounts very clear help sheet that explains how to find fractions of amounts (followed by some questions). Contributed by Jean Thomas (The Henley College) jean@jeanthomas.co.uk 1 page. 20K N2/L1.2

PDF Percentages of quantities good worksheet with useful help on quick ways of calculating common percentages. Contributed by Jean Thomas (The Henley College) jean@jeanthomas.co.uk 1 page. 20K N2/L1.9

 

PDF Percentages and fractions of quantities good worksheet with useful help on turning a percentage into a fraction to help solve problems. Contributed by Jean Thomas (The Henley College) jean@jeanthomas.co.uk 1 page. 30K N2/L1.2 N2/L1.3 N2/L1.9 N2/L2.2 N2/L2.8

 

 

E3-L2 literacy and ESOL (writing, reading, speaking & listening)

Give me some advice - group writing activity for E3-L2 ESOL /Lit Listening to and following instructions - card game for E3-L2 Listening to and following instructions - sweets game for E3-L2 The Renaissance - L1-2 literacy work sheet for Art studentsLevel 2 - stray dogs formal and informal letter writing with writing frame George Michael - a controversial interview. E3-L2 reading PDF Give me some advice is a great way to encourage students to provide non threatening advice, whilst improving their writing and listening-speaking skills. For Entry 3. L1/2 ESOL and Literacy. Contributed by Saul Pope, Education and Youth Services, High Wycombe. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk 2 pages. 30K. Rs/E3.2 Ws/E3.1 Ws/L1.1 Ws/E3.4 Ws/E3.2 Ws/L1.2 Ws/L2.2 Ws/L1.3 Ws/L2.3 Ws/L2.4 SLlr/E3.5 SLlr/L2.4 SLc/E3.1 SLc/L1.1 SLc/L2.1 SLc/L1.4 SLc/L2.4. (If you like this resource try Saul's Moral Dilemmas)

PDF Card game - listening to and following instructions is a great paired game for improving listening , speaking and reading skills.  Contributed by Jo Williams, jlwilliams@talk21.com. 60K. 4 pages. Rs/E3.1, SLlr/E3.2, SLlr/E3.4, SLlr/L1.2, SLlr/L1.3, SLlr/L1.4, SLlr/L2.2

PDF Sweets game - listening to and following instructions is a great paired game for improving listening , speaking and reading skills - plus you get to eat the sweets at the end!  Contributed by Jo Williams, jlwilliams@talk21.com. 100K. 4 pages. Rs/E3.1, SLlr/E3.2, SLlr/E3.4, SLlr/L1.2, SLlr/L1.3, SLlr/L1.4, SLlr/L2.2.

PDF The Renaissance is a handy web research and reading worksheet for art students (Literacy or Key Skills). Contributed by Lisa Roberts lisa.roberts@cornwall.ac.uk Cornwall College 40K 1 page.  Rt/L1.1 L1.4  L1.5Rt/L2.1 L2.6 L2.7.        

PDF Stray dogs is a super idea for writing informal and formal letters (a writing frame is provided for the formal letter). Contributed by Gill Clark 2 pages. 25K. Wt/L2.1 Wt/L2.2 Wt/L2.3 Wt/L2.4 Wt/L2.5 Wt/L2.6 Wt/L2.7

PDF George Michael - a controversial interview is an ideal non-threatening way to introduce the topic of drugs, alongside reading and discussion practice. Contributed by Saul Pope, Education and Youth Services, High Wycombe. saulpope@yahoo.co.uk 6 pages. 60K. Rt/E3.1 Rt/L1.1 Rt/L2.1

   

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