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A range of Functional Skill and GCSE English resources for post 16 and adult learners. Please leave a review if you're happy with your resource and let me know if you want something that is not currently available in the shop at babbitresources@gmail.com

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A range of Functional Skill and GCSE English resources for post 16 and adult learners. Please leave a review if you're happy with your resource and let me know if you want something that is not currently available in the shop at babbitresources@gmail.com
Remembrance Sunday Functional Skills English
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Remembrance Sunday Functional Skills English

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This resource includes a Functional Skills English report writing activity on the theme of Remembrance Sunday. This resource is aimed at Levels 1 and 2. The reading comprehension could be supported by a group discussion on the topic also. The pack includes: A comprehension activity A report writing presentation (to support the lesson) A report writing task The resources are available as PDFs. The resources can be used for a full 1 hour lesson.
Functional Skills email writing L1/2
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Functional Skills email writing L1/2

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This resource supports Functional Skills writing at both Level One and Two. It includes: A presentation to structure the lesson A starter activity - students must re-order a short email (Focus on structure) A proofreading activity (Focus on SPAG) An email writing activity with prompts to support language, layout and planning. Tasks are available as PDFs. This resource would cover a full lesson of between 1hr and 1hr 30mins.
30 Functional Skills writing activities
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30 Functional Skills writing activities

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A set of 30 writing ideas for Functional Skills English set at Level 1 and 2. Each idea is available as part of a presentation for use on a whiteboard or as a set of cards. Students can pick an idea from the pack of cards as an exam revision activity or as extension work.
Entry level 3 Functional Skills English bundle
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Entry level 3 Functional Skills English bundle

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A selection of Entry Level 3 resources to support Functional Skills classes. The focus of this bundle is writing however there is one reading exam practice task. The resource includes: Literacy Land - a consolidation game for small groups with a focus on SPAG A series of 10 E3 Spelling, punctuation and grammar worksheets A selection of E2/3 writing tasks An reading and writing E3 practice assessment A letter sort activity Each resource is available in PDF format.
Functional Skills English L1-2
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Functional Skills English L1-2

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A collection of resources for Functional Skills English at L1-2. Includes: 10 quick language and presentation features starters 30 speaking and listening discussion ideas A SPAG quiz A letter writing presentation which includes a starter activity, language and presentation feature discussion points, a proofreading activity and a writing task An article writing presentation which includes a starter activity, language and presentation feature discussion points, a language reading task and a writing task All resources are currently available as PDFs.
Functional Skills - article writing
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Functional Skills - article writing

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A Functional Skills article writing resource on the topic of the Great British Bake Off. This resource includes: A short article about Bake Off with a set of 10 questions, including language and presentation questions An article writing task supported with a presentation This resource supports students preparing for both the reading and writing exams. The resources are available as PDFs.
Level Two Functional Skills reading
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Level Two Functional Skills reading

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This resource includes two Functional Skills reading documents on the subject of sugar and healthy eating. 12 questions follow the reading documents and support Level Two learners to explain the texts. The questions cover language features, presentation, comprehension and includes a comparison question. The reading could be done as group activity supported by a group discussion on the topic - which would make the resource accessible to L1 learners. Students can then tackle the questions independently to assess their understanding. As an extension activity, learners could complete the following writing task, available as a free resource:
Functional Skills - Reading, writing and speaking and listening  L1/L2
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Functional Skills - Reading, writing and speaking and listening L1/L2

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This bundle contains everything you might need to start teaching Functional Skills English with a new group. The resources provided cover initial assessment through to revision activities. With additional resources recently added to cover a wider range of topics, it now includes: An initial assessment pack 30 quick starter activities (SPAG) Starter activities (Language and presentation) Article writing resources Letter writing resources x 2 Email writing resources Report writing resources A reading activity that covers blog writing 30 writing activities Reading revision pack Writing revision pack A series of proofreading exercises Speaking and listening discussion ideas SPAG quiz Language and Layout features quiz ** This bundle contains some resources also contained in my Functional Skills Reading and Writing bundles**
Functional Skills reading and writing activities
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Functional Skills reading and writing activities

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This resource pack includes a short story which can be used to support a lesson on family and relationships. It is linked to Functional Skills but could be used in a PSHE or a GCSE English lesson. The pack includes: A short story (approx 1000wds), which can be read as a class or set as individual work, on the subject of family life. Jake’s dad has left the family. The story focuses on the aftermath of Jake’s dad leaving and the effect this has on Jake and his mum. A word check activity A set of comprehension questions A PEE language activity (L2 stretch activity) A set of writing tasks all linked to the story The activity is roughly at L1. It is available in PDF format and would cover a 1.5 hour class.
Report writing activity - Functional Skills English
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Report writing activity - Functional Skills English

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These resources can be used to prompt research, report writing and group discussions around equality and diversity. The focus is International Women’s Day and supports Functional Skills report writing at L1/L2. The resource pack includes: A starter ‘quick fact’ activity. (PPT) A set of comprehension questions linked to Malala Yousafzai’s UN speech, written in the style of a Functional Skills exam (L1/2) ** You will need to provide the copies of the speech** A report writing task on equality with writing frame. I’ve used this lesson a number of times in Functional Skills classes. It’s great for addressing E&D and British Values through group discussion. All resources are in PDF format. This covers a 1 hour to 1.5 hour class.
AQA GCSE English Language paper one revision
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AQA GCSE English Language paper one revision

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A presentation on AQA GCSE English Language paper one. Includes key points for each question and some revision tips. I have used this with adult learners as a guide for them to revise from outside of the classroom. This presentation is available as a PDF
5 minute starters - English
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5 minute starters - English

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10 quick spelling, punctuation and grammar starter activities to be used in Functional Skills English classes. Focus on capital letters, commas, apostrophes and homophones. Get the full 30 starters here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/5-minute-starters-english-11331464 The resource is a PDF
E2/E3 Functional Skills English writing task
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E2/E3 Functional Skills English writing task

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An Entry Level Functional Skills English writing task. Students must plan and draft their work in the style of the C&G Functional Skills exams. The task asks students to imagine their life in the future. The task could be supported by a group discussion to help the students plan and prepare for writing. The resource is a PDF.
Language quiz
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Language quiz

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‘What is it?’ is a language and punctuation game for GCSE English and/or Functional Skills L2 students (as prep for GCSE). This game can be used as a revision exercise or as part of induction as a team building and ‘what do you know’ informal initial assessment. It can be used with a full class or in small groups. What you get 50 clue cards to be cut up and laminated. Each card contains three clues that earn the students points and a rule sheet - however these cards could be used in multiple ways. The resources are PDF
Functional Skills Reading and Writing
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Functional Skills Reading and Writing

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A series of seasonal Functional Skills English resources covering Oct to Dec. The resources range from E3 - L2). This bundle include resources for: Black History Month (presentation, S&L task, report writing task and writing frame) Halloween (comprehension task, email writing task) Anti-bullying month (research task, presentation on language and layout, leaflet writing task) Bonfire night (word search, research task, article writing task) Remembrance Sunday (comprehension activity, presentation on report writing, report writing task) Winter Solstice (research task, S&L task, fact sheet on language and presentation) Christmas (comprehension task, S&L task, blog writing task) Some of these resources require access to IT. Each resource could be used as a full lesson (1 hour to 1.5 hours)
Functional Skills reading and article writing
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Functional Skills reading and article writing

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This resource could be used for both E3 and L1 Functional Skills English students. On the topic of the Paralympics, it includes: A short article on the Paralympics. A set of comprehension questions focusing on: * fact and opinion * identifying key the points * using a dictionary * and including a sneaky embedded Maths question! Task 3 and 4 help the students to use this information to research for and complete an article of their own. The pack could be enhanced by showing a short clip from Rio 2016. The resources are PDFs
Functional Skills writing revision L1/2
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Functional Skills writing revision L1/2

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A set of resources to help students to prepare for the Functional Skills writing exam at both Level One and Two. The resource includes: x2 Spelling, punctuation and grammar related worksheets x 2 layout/presentation features worksheets x6 example writing tasks (email, letter, speech, leaflet, review and article) each with a layout and language checklist. The SPAG and layout pack works well as a classroom activity to help recap the key ideas needed for the exam. It could however, be set as a homework task. Equally, each of the six writing activities could be set as homework over a six week period to reinforce what has been taught in class. Both resources are currently available as PDFs.
Entry 3 English Functional Skills writing ideas
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Entry 3 English Functional Skills writing ideas

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This resources includes 6 writing tasks for Functional Skills Entry Three exam practice. Written in the style of the exams, the pack includes a planning space and space for for first and final drafts. Students could work independently in exam conditions or alternatively, the resource could be used as a classroom activity and the group could support each other through shared planning at the start of each task. This resource is available as a PDF and as an adaptable Word document.
Descriptive writing
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Descriptive writing

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This presentation supports GCSE English Language students to create a character using adjectives, metaphors, similes and the five senses, leading to a descriptive writing task. Students are supported to create a character step by step through the task. This lesson is in PDF and could last approx 1 hour.
English Entry Level Three SPAG
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English Entry Level Three SPAG

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This resource includes a series of 10 spelling, punctuation and grammar focused worksheets to support Entry Three Functional Skills English students. Topics include: Full stops, capital letters and commas Homophones and spelling Verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives Proofreading The resource is currently available as a PDF