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This shop produces Functional Skills English resources, for both Reading & Writing. Resources are well-planned and top quality with a lot of attention to detail. Any questions, contact me via my Facebook page! (Link below). Join our Functional Skills & GCSE English Language Discussion & Resources Group on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383

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This shop produces Functional Skills English resources, for both Reading & Writing. Resources are well-planned and top quality with a lot of attention to detail. Any questions, contact me via my Facebook page! (Link below). Join our Functional Skills & GCSE English Language Discussion & Resources Group on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - Report Writing - Weather
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New Functional Skills English - Report Writing - Weather

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Didn’t find much on here by way of Report Writing - so thought I’d put my own together. Covers informative writing and includes: Example report written about informative language features and their use. Informative Language Features Annotation Task Task on Facts/Opinions Planning Exercise Homework Actual report writing based on homework completion. Refers, in part, to C&G new spec but could be adapted to fit others easily I would also recommend you get this: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/order-your-free-wild-weather-poster Happy teaching! Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - Blog Writing
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New Functional Skills English - Blog Writing

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This session has been made with original documents, created for specific purpose. Introduce your students to blogging and what is required for the new Functional Skills exams. This covers: Personal Blogs Professional Blogs Purpose Language Layout An example written, based on included planning. Annotations and planning tasks. Two options for a summative assessment task (with a planning sheet) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 All images taken from www.pixabay.com - where all top quality images are free for use, even for commercial purposes. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
New Functional English - Writing Emails Letters & Punctuation
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New Functional English - Writing Emails Letters & Punctuation

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This little set is completely animated with step-by-step/click-by-click animation - including a Formal Letter Structure guide and an overview of punctuation which has been differentiated through E3, L1 & L2. There is an example formal/informal letter which is also a formal language assessment task in which student must cross out informal choices of language. Additionally, there is a summative writing task and templates for writing either a formal email or letter. Finally, a reflection slide for proofreading and correct errors… As usual, any feedback would be greatly appreciated and please offer any improvements or criticisms. Always willing to improve! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 All images have been taken from www.pixabay.com - where all images, of top quality, are free to use, even for commercial purposes.
New Functional Skills English - Language Features Intro & Reading Skills for Exam
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New Functional Skills English - Language Features Intro & Reading Skills for Exam

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New Functional Skills quals have changed of late and some of the expectations of students have become more intense. This session attempts to introduce reading skills and language features with the focus being on Alliteration and Expert Opinions. This session would lead well into a session on Bias. Alliterative Music Mini Quiz Expert opinions Layout Features 2 Health/Exercise related articles. New SPec Exam-style questions. Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - 30 page Revision Workbook & PPT
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New Functional Skills English - 30 page Revision Workbook & PPT

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Including the Subject Content Statements in colour-coded, comparative format, this 30 page booklet can be distributed and displayed in PDF format and written on with Microsoft Edge. Likewise, it can be printed in A4 in booklet form, which looks really nice and works well going through it with a small group. It can also be taught - lecture-style - with a 49 slide, fully animated, answers Powerpoint. Take your students through the main skills of the FS new spec. With detailed language feature grid, a multitude of tasks and activities, as well as a number of exam-style questions. This can be used in classes, as a guided workshop set or it can be given as independent study. Aimed at both L1 and L2 students, it could also be used with lower GCSE and Adult groups, too. Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 A free Punctuation book is also available from our partner GCSE English Language shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/english-language-punctuation-workbook-and-answer-booklet-12225126 All images have been taken from www.pixabay.com, where all top quality images are free, even for commercial purposes. Extracts have been written by myself and one is referenced accordingly. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
New Functional Skills English - L1 - 2 Course Multipack
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New Functional Skills English - L1 - 2 Course Multipack

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This heavily discounted, deluxe resource pack will only be 53% off for a limited time. It is packed and includes 10+ individual sessions and a 30 page Revision Workbook covering various aspects of both Reading and Writing; relating to the new spec for C&G but can be used widely. Because they’re created for resit students, they are quite dense and whereas I create them for 1.5 and 3hr sessions…one session may last a week. I’ve also included a fully resourced, intensive 6 week crash course set! Another hefty booklet and matching animated ppt. As well as a 20+ page On/Offline Homework book which covers all the major topics. Covers both Reading and Writing: Discern Titles Read for Purpose and Mood/Tone Identify Interpret Summarise & Compare (Free - see link) Fiction and Nonfiction Features Language and Format Matching Features to Purpose and Audience Planning/Writing - Formal/Informal Letters and Emails Speeches Formal/Informal Reports Blogs Articles Instructions This constitutes a year’s worth of resources, and more, with a mixture of themes and varied documents. With a basic scheme of work, a 30 page revision book which can used as homework or assessment and a full set of assessment tasks in the 6 week crash course book and ppt. There is also, now a 30 page assessment book which I created for my newer set. For a free preview and the Scheme of Work, please download these: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-functional-skills-english-summary-and-comparison-apprenticeships-12245602 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-functional-skills-english-article-writing-interactive-session-12483185 Some clearly differentiated, others can be but you have to do that on-the-spot - as in, getting students of differing ability to complete a plan and/or opening, rather than a whole piece of writing (for example). See individual resources for more details! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - L1 & L2 Off & Online Course Multipack (Fully Planned)
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New Functional Skills English - L1 & L2 Off & Online Course Multipack (Fully Planned)

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This is a completely new course set, including my bright and colourful Neon Reading Collection. This will only be half price for a limited time… There’s a very detailed and handy scheme of work included as a free item, which links all the assessments and homework tasks to the sessions and is meticulously planned. It constitutes almost 8,000 words of slide-by-slide planning, with slide screenshots, links to homeworks and assessments in the books provided. This a COLOSSAL set! There is an individual session covering all major topics, including: Instructions Formal Letters Blog Writing Informal Emails Narrative Accounts Reviews Reports Article Writing (Free) Speeches Structural Layout (Free) Skimming & Scanning (Free) Comprehension Interpretation Comparisons Double Session Purpose & Audience Tone & Mood Also includes: A New Spec Qualification Overview PPT (Download for free, from my shop)! 1 x 30 page Reading & Writing Assessment Booklet - 12 assessments, 2 initial assessments and a tracking page. with its own set of PPT slides - including answers for the final Reading assessment. 1 x 30 page Revision Workbook and Matching PPT for delivery. 1 x 20+ page On/Offline Homework Book, covering all these topics! All but 1 Powerpoint Presentation have at least 1 macro-enabled slide (most have 2-3) - for delivery Online. Let your students take control, in Teams (and other platforms) and let them take the lead with activities. That being the case, they would also be great on touch screens in classroooms, when we are back in them! Every resource is carefully created with step-by-step animations, to aid delivery and questioning. This would be ideal for a departmental purchase and share! You could literally provide the link to a brand new/supply teacher and they would be able to deliver on the day… Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 **Please be aware that these have been created in Microsoft Office 365 - they will work in older versions but the older it gets, the less advanced they will be - in terms of the visuals, transitions and animations. **
New Functional Skills English - Writing Speeches
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New Functional Skills English - Writing Speeches

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This session is covering speech writing, language, format and examples with links to videos. Discuss Purpose and Language feature matching, as well as directly addressing the audience and its importance. It is fully animated with click-by-click/step-by-step animation and has some pronoun tasks to cover pronoun use in persuasive writing. There are choices for the summative task and students need to plan for specific purpose, dependent on their choice. Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 All images taken from www.pixabay.com - where all top quality images and videos are free, even for commercial purposes. =-)
New Functional Skills English - Narrative Account Interactive Writing Off & Online Session
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New Functional Skills English - Narrative Account Interactive Writing Off & Online Session

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This session covers narrative account writing and has a number of formative tasks on Marco-enabled slides, which can be moved during the slideshow. It links to the new spec FS quals and has been carefully animated with step-by-step animations to aid delivery. Made with the intention of using online but would be great on a touch screen, in a classroom, too. Session plan included. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 **Please be aware that these have been created in Microsoft Office 365 - they will work in older versions but the older it gets, the less advanced they will be - in terms of the visuals, transitions and animations. **
New Functional Skills English - Blog Writing Interactive Off & Online Session
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New Functional Skills English - Blog Writing Interactive Off & Online Session

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This session is roughly 1.5hrs and covers Personal and Professional Blogs and defines them and Vlogs. It has been carefully animated and uses a new template. There are 3 Macro-enabled matching/sorting tasks - see slides for brief instructions. These are great for teaching online and touch screens. There is also a summative task, examples and a number of informative slides. Session plan included. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 **Please be aware that these have been created in Microsoft Office 365 - they will work in older versions but the older it gets, the less advanced they will be - in terms of the visuals, transitions and animations. **
New Functional Skills English - Informal Emails
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New Functional Skills English - Informal Emails

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Break up the monotony of formal writing with some solid examples of informal approaches. This session has links to a multitude of upcoming movie trailers - simply click on each mini image, on the slide, in turn, and close each screen once they have finished. There are a number to choose from so that you can extend the session in a number of ways. I have mixed classes so I chose trailers for a number of different audiences. the hand out was designed by a colleague of mine and has 3 boxes which can be copied and pasted onto a second page in word, should you wish you use the lot of them. - A second session is also included for free, which logically follows on to review writing. Hope it is helpful! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 All images taken from www.pixabay.com - where all images are free to use, even for commercial purposes.
Functional Skills English - E3 - L1 Reading Starter
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Functional Skills English - E3 - L1 Reading Starter

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Just a quick worksheet, with basic reading questions, that isn’t bad for starting any session, really. Aimed at Entry Level - the questions and text are very easy to complete/access. Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 Popular amongst my own students, I found a shareable image from www.pixabay.com, and thought I’d share. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
New Functional Skills English - Reading Purpose & Audience Interactive Off & Online Session
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New Functional Skills English - Reading Purpose & Audience Interactive Off & Online Session

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This session covers reading nonfictional texts for both Purpose & Audience. It has a few formative tasks, some of which are marco-enabled slides which can be moved during the slideshow. See slide notes for brief intructions. Intended for Online delivery but would be great in a classroom on a touch screen. Carefully animated with step-by-step revelations to aid delivery and questioning. There is a single hand out A4 page with text boxes for Online use or it could be printed and written into. Sometimes my students will photograph their work or scan it. Session plan included. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 **Please be aware that these have been created in Microsoft Office 365 - they will work in older versions but the older it gets, the less advanced they will be - in terms of the visuals, transitions and animations. **
New Functional Skills English - 30 Page Assessment Booklet
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New Functional Skills English - 30 Page Assessment Booklet

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This is an inclusive booklet of 12 assessment tasks - 6 Reading and 6 Writing. They have been based on the new specification and there is an online version with text boxes blank and ready to type into. Covers all the major skills and exam question types and also has a separate Reading & Writing Initial Assessment Task. There is also a 19 slide ppt presentation which goes with it - to introduce and discuss each assessment with a visual display - it also has a full slide of answers for the final assessment, which is the most complex. It would be worth spending some time going over the Reading assessments to spot the answers for the basic ones. Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - Mixed Course Multipack for L1 & L2
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New Functional Skills English - Mixed Course Multipack for L1 & L2

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In total - this bundle is £69.00 worth of resources and constitutes an extensive range of topics for both L1 and L2 Functional Skills English. Some are mainly classroom based, with linked and matched hand outs and others are even enhanced with marcos, making it much more interactive. There are almost a year’s worth of sessions - some which would lat upto 3-4 hours and most are aimed at between 1-1.5 hours. Many of the newer ones even have session plans with them. Others are so detailed and have such precise step-by-step animations that they barely need one. It has a 30 page homework book. A 30 page assessment book with 12 assessments across Reading and Writing, as well as a tracking sheet page. It has a 30 page revision booklet with delivery powerpoint. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - Report Writing Interactive Off & Online Session
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New Functional Skills English - Report Writing Interactive Off & Online Session

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This session covers Report writing and is linked to the new FS spec. It has been carefully animated with stunning graphics and movements and has an example report, formative tasks which include a Macro-enabled labelling task (tiles can be moves in ppt show, see slide notes for brief instructions). It’s based on one of my previous sessions, which is doing quite well - so I thought I’d offer a variation/revision version. Aimed for online delivery but would also be great in a classroom. Session plan included. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 **Please be aware that these have been created in Microsoft Office 365 - they will work in older versions but the older it gets, the less advanced they will be - in terms of the visuals, transitions and animations. **
New Functional Skills English - L1/2 Course Homework Book (Off & Online)
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New Functional Skills English - L1/2 Course Homework Book (Off & Online)

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This took a couple of days to plan and put together, so I’m really proud of it. It covers every major skill and links to my Online Course Multipack - with a task designed to follow each session I planned, in order to make sure that learning continues, outside the classroom. Tasks include: Letters Blogs Reports Leaflets - Independent Task Articles Speeches Skimming and Scanning Information Retrieval Purpose Audience Tone/Mood Comprehension Interpretation Comparisons I’ve also added a very basic Scheme of Work for my bundle - here… Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - Off & Online Course Multipack - Detailed Scheme Of Work
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New Functional Skills English - Off & Online Course Multipack - Detailed Scheme Of Work

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I didn’t want to just upload this to certain files in my pack - when I’ve literally poured my soul into it and it’s worth sharing, just as an example of how someone approaches planning. It also acts as a detailed catalogue of my recent resources. It’s a detailed scheme of work document with: A Lessons Grid A Mini Lesson Plans Grid with links to assessments and homeworks + images of Learning Outcome slides. 18 Individual, slide-by-slide session breakdowns, with slide screenshots, suggestions for delivery, approximate timings and links to every session in the pack. This is a document that will save me hours of future planning but it will save you more if you decide to purchase the fully planned pack: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-functional-skills-english-course-multipack-2-12487021 Imagine being told that you’re being observed and having this to hand. Attach a group profile and that’s all you really need… There are links to some free sessions wihtin the scheme - give one of them a go…if you like them - consider buying the pack. I absolutely promise value for money! Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383
New Functional Skills English - Detailed Reading & Writing
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New Functional Skills English - Detailed Reading & Writing

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This uses a cinema booking page and a TV show review. The former being aimed at L1 and the latter, L2. It guides through determining purpose & tone, via the use of sentence types and purposes - as well as revisiting persuasive features, previously explained. There are a multitude of animations which demonstrate and explain how Document 1’s purpose can be determined. After guidance, all students are encouraged to have a go at Document 2. L1 students may need support with that one and there are slides with quotations selected to get them started. Finish off with an email creati a set of relayed instructions to a friend, from Document 1 - after a bit of vocabulary replacement research. Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383 All images taken from www.pixabay.com where all images are free to use, even for commercial purposes. Documents were created by me and, though unmarked, are subject to copyright.
New Functional Skills English - Big Homophone Board Challenge
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New Functional Skills English - Big Homophone Board Challenge

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Title says it all really - distribute On or Offline as a starter or extension task. These words can be very confusing, so the more you know - the better your accuracy will be! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! =-) Join the discussion! Like our Facebook page and join our group…share your experiences and ask any questions: https://www.facebook.com/funcenglish https://www.facebook.com/groups/232341065224383