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English Functional Skills - 8 Main Purposes of Texts

English Functional Skills - 8 Main Purposes of Texts

**Get 90% off the cost of your first resource worth up to £10 with code JANUARY90. New buyers only! ** https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=22930014 A 10-page comprehensive, colourful, detailed and user-friendly document of the 8 main purposes of texts that students are required to know for the English Functional Skills exam. Tutors will find the document useful as a convenient ‘go-to guide’ to use with their students. Listed alphabetically, there is a clear explanation of every purpose of text along with definitions. There are a minimum of three examples for each text purpose.
natasha_fletcher
Year 2 Dictation sentences and some Year 1 dictation sentences. Success criteria.

Year 2 Dictation sentences and some Year 1 dictation sentences. Success criteria.

This includes the success criteria for the lesson. There are 8 simple sentences for the Year two children, common exception words are highlighted in yellow. There are 5 simple sentences for the children working at year 1 level - again year 1 common exception words are highlighted in yellow. You could even copy the Success Criteria table onto another sheet and cut out and stick into their books which will make it easier to mark!
vbanks
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

A brief information about Present Tense, its usage rules. It includes examples and usage rules. Can be great supplement for your classroom if you are teaching this tense.
Wiiner
modal verbs, know examples, understand function, use creatively,  guinness 'surfer horses' advert

modal verbs, know examples, understand function, use creatively, guinness 'surfer horses' advert

Teach modal verbs in the context of the amazing 'Guinness surfer with horses' advert (young teachers: google it). Assessment focus: I know some modal verbs, and I can explain why they are useful. I can use modal verbs statements and questions. I can use modal verbs creatively to show possibility/likelihood. In this fully resourced lesson, pupils learn about modal verbs and then use them in sentences about the doubts and worries of the surfer in the advert and the dangers he faces. There is clear differentiation for high attainer, on track learners and SEN learners. The powerpoint will guide you through. Enjoy!
extra golden-time
General revision for elementary students.

General revision for elementary students.

EXERCISES INCLUDED: READ A TEXT AND ANSWER QUESTIONS. FILL IN GAPS WITH VERBS IN SIMPLE PRESENT,PAST,PRESENT CONTINUOUS,WILL OR GOING TO. MAKE SENTENCES USING COMPARATIVES OR SUPERLATIVES ACCORDING TO THE PROMPTS. ANSWER PERSONAL QUESTIONS
Olynj
TENSES - REVISION OF ALL TENSES

TENSES - REVISION OF ALL TENSES

TENSES - REVISION OF ALL TENSES (180 Questions) All the verb tenses are included in this worksheet. IF a student is able to do ths worksheet , that means she knows tenses very well !! GREAT WORKSHEET!
Olynj
Descriptive writing and comparison with other essay types.

Descriptive writing and comparison with other essay types.

This lesson(s) is based around the Oxford AQA English exam (part B) -writing section. Essentially it is an introduction for students unfamiliar with the structure/content of an academic,narrative or descriptive essay. It could also be used as a revision/recap essay if you so wish. The first ppt's identify the compents of each essay type. I got the students to work in groups to identify what they thought the structure/content of each essay was. I would board their ideas then compare/discuss the responses with the points I included on my ppt's. I then gave the students a topic (fishing in a lake) and asked them to write a descriptive essay. This is slightly scaffolded ass you would want the students to broadly stay on topic for review reasons. First time writers would need help and possible feedback, and depending on your student level/ability you could get them to do this individually or in groups. Also it could take longer than 1 lesson; it could also be set as homework.The choice is entirely up to you. After they complete this task, exercise 2 is designed for class/group discussion as to the differences between descriptive and narrative essays in particular. I found this a very useful lesson for students who are making the transition to newer forms of essay writing.
rob67