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We supply engaging and practical educational resources across a variety of settings. On our experienced team we have Primary teachers, Secondary teachers, TEFL teachers, Senior Management and Specialist Leaders of Education. Together, we aim to spread our knowledge and enthusiasm to other professionals and pupils around the world.
Private Peaceful: Chapter 1 Lesson
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Private Peaceful: Chapter 1 Lesson

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This resource contains a selection of activities to be used after teaching the 1st Chapter of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’. It contains comprehension tasks, tasks where pupils are asked their opinion and task which asks pupils to write an imaginative response to the novel.
Functional Skills English Reading: Level 1 - Halloween
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Functional Skills English Reading: Level 1 - Halloween

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This resource consists of a Functional Skills Level 1 reading text with comprehension questions. The text is a magazine article which discusses the question of whether Halloween is the best celebration or not. It presents different viewpoints on the issue and its own opinion. This reading text can lead to the pupils having a discussion on the same topic using our Functional Skills speaking and listening resource that presents this discussion and gives guidance for staff on how to assess the pupils. Please check out our other Functional Skills English Halloween resources that range from Entry Level 1 to Level 1. We have a range of resources for reading, writing and speaking + listening activities.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Entry Level 3 - Speaking + Listening
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Entry Level 3 - Speaking + Listening

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This resource consists of two activities for Functional Skills Entry Level 3 speaking and listening. It is for staff use, providing a topic for a discussion and a checklist to assess whether pupils have passed the test or not. Although this assessment follows the theme of Christmas, it can easily be edited for any topic and used multiple times. There are two pages for each activity, one for teachers to assess multiple pupils and one for assessing one pupil which can be placed in this pupil’s file. In the first activity students have to imagine that they are organising a Christmas dinner for a large group of people. They have to work in a group, discussing what food, drink and activities they should have and select a venue.The second speaking and listening activity asks students to organise a Christmas cinema trip for their school/college. They have to work together to choose which film they will go to see. As a class, you could watch a selection of film trailers and discuss them to prepare the students for this activity. Please look at our other Functional Skills Christmas resources ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1 and including reading, writing and speaking and listening activities.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading - Level 1 (Is Christmas Too Commercialised?)
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading - Level 1 (Is Christmas Too Commercialised?)

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This resource consists of a Functional Skills Level 1 reading text with comprehension questions. The text is an article which discusses the question of whether Christmas is too commercialised or not. It presents different viewpoints on the issue and the writer’s own opinion. This reading text can lead to the pupils having a discussion on the same topic using our Functional Skills speaking and listening resource that presents this discussion and gives guidance for staff on how to assess the pupils. Please check out our other Functional Skills English Christmas resources that range from Entry Level 1 to Level 1. We have a range of resources for reading, writing and speaking + listening activities.
Entry Level 1 Writing Functional Skills English Test - Of Mice + Men
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Entry Level 1 Writing Functional Skills English Test - Of Mice + Men

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This series of resources is to be taught while studying ‘Of Mice and Men’. It is designed predominantly for classes in Special Needs schools in the UK. The resources help the pupils prepare for various qualifications. This includes Entry Level English, Functional Skills English and GCSE English Language. In total, there are 11 lessons in the series. Each lesson is differentiated. This means that the lessons are set at EL1, EL2, EL3 and at wither Level 1 Functional Skills or GCSE. There are reading, writing and speaking and listening lessons. Both the writing and speaking and listening lessons can be taught using various marking schemes. These lessons can also be used in main stream education for pupils working either below GCSE level or at a low GCSE level. This lesson is to be taught just before George and Lennie get to The Ranch. It prepares the pupils for the Entry Level 1 Functional Skills Writing exam.
Bonfire Night: Functional Skills English Reading Entry Level 3  (Guy Fawkes Night)
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Bonfire Night: Functional Skills English Reading Entry Level 3 (Guy Fawkes Night)

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This is an Entry Level 3 Functional Skills reading activity consisting of two texts with questions. The first text is a discursive text that discusses whether Guy Fawkes was a hero or a villain. Both sides of the debate are discussed with the pupils being asked for their opinion after reading the text. The class could study the Gunpowder plot further either before or after reading the text. This text could also be used to generate a class discussion. The second text is an informative text that explains how to put on a great fireworks display. The texts and questions are used to help the pupils improve their functional skills reading while at the same time being engaged with the themes that they deal with. The first text could also be used in history lessons.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading - Entry Level 1
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading - Entry Level 1

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This is an Entry Level 1 Functional Skills reading activity related to Christmas. It consists of 3 reading texts with comprehension questions. The first text gives advice on how to make Christmas dinner. The second text is an advertisement for Santa’s grotto. The final text is a kid’s demanding letter to Santa The texts and questions are used to help the students improve their Functional Skills reading. It can be used as a class whole lesson activity, homework and is ideal for exam revision.
Who Would You Treat To A Special Christmas Dinner? English Lesson(s): Reading, Writing and Oracy
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Who Would You Treat To A Special Christmas Dinner? English Lesson(s): Reading, Writing and Oracy

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This resource consists of a powerpoint presentation and a collection of worksheets on the topic of who pupils would choose to treat to a special Christmas dinner. Pupils complete a series of speaking and reading activities that help to prepare them for their own written text regarding who they would treat to a special Christmas dinner. Using the lesson powerpoint, discuss which of the famous people the pupils would choose to treat to a special Christmas dinner and why. The pupils read a text about who a person has chosen to treat to a special Christmas dinner and complete the profile worksheet about them. (Choose which of the five texts to give each pupil depending on their ability) Using the lesson powerpoint, the pupils’ understanding of these texts is assessed as pupils tell the class what they have learned about the characters that they have studied using the images and words on the slide to help them. Using the powerpoint, the class discusses who they would treat to a special dinner if they could invite anybody in the world (in history). The pupils make the writing plan to describe the person that they would treat to a special Christmas dinner, what they would eat and do and why they would choose them. The pupils use their writing plan to write a text about who they would treat to a special Christmas dinner. This resource normally takes two full lessons to complete, but could last longer depending on the speaking and listening exercises. If there are pupils who do not celebrate Christmas in your class, the lesson can be adapted to be about treating people to a special dinner instead.
Functional Skills English: Christmas Bundle (Entry Level 1 to Level 1)
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Functional Skills English: Christmas Bundle (Entry Level 1 to Level 1)

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This bundle consists of Functional Skills English resources linked to the theme of Christmas. In this bundle, there are reading, writing and speaking + listening resources for Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Functional Skills. It includes: 9 reading texts with comprehension questions 10 speaking + listening activities 13 writing activities The Christmas themes and activities are engaging, making the functional fun. The resources can be used as stand-alone activities, exam revision, homework or for pupil assessment.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Writing - Entry Level 3 + Level 1 (4 Writing Tasks)
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Writing - Entry Level 3 + Level 1 (4 Writing Tasks)

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This is a Functional Skills English writing resource for Entry Level 3 and/or Level 1. It can be used for both levels as the tasks are suitable for either of them. The student's writing is differentiated by outcome, but Level 1 pupils should be told to write between 300 and 350 words for each task. It contains four different writing tasks. In the first task students are asked to write an advert to inform people about a charity Christmas dinner that they are hosting. In the second activity they write an informative text for pupils in a school about a celebration (Christmas). In the third activity students have to write to friends and family to ask them for sponsorship as they try to raise money for charity by doing a Santa Dash race. In the final activity they write a letter to a friend about an interesting Christmas party that they went to. Each writing task comes with a set of instructions for the student to follow. This resource improves pupils Functional Skills writing skills and prepares them for exams. It can be used as a series of stand alone activities to be performed in class, as extension activities or as homework.
Functional Skills English - Entry Level 1 Bundle
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Functional Skills English - Entry Level 1 Bundle

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This bundle contains a collection of resources to help pupils prepare for Entry Level 1 English Functional Skills examinations. It includes reading, writing and speaking and listening activities and practice exam papers.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading: Entry Level 3 (Buying Presents + Decorating Your Home)
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading: Entry Level 3 (Buying Presents + Decorating Your Home)

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This is an Entry Level 3 Functional Skills reading activity consisting of two texts with questions. The first text gives advice on buying Christmas presents for the one you love. It gives tips on how to do this successfully and what you should not do. This text could also be used to generate a class discussion. The second text gives advice on decorating your home at Christmas. The texts and questions are used to help the pupils improve their Functional Skills reading while at the same time being engaged with the themes that they deal with.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading - Entry Level 2
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Reading - Entry Level 2

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This is an Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English reading resource. It consists of 3 non-fiction reading texts with comprehension questions. The first text gives advice on how to decorate a Christmas tree, the second is an advertisement for a Christmas sale in a shop and the third is an informative text about Christmas dinner around the world. These texts can be used as class activities, exam revision or as homework. Please look for our other Functional Skills Christmas resources.
Functional Skills English: Halloween Bundle
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Functional Skills English: Halloween Bundle

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This bundle consists of Functional Skills English resources linked to the theme of Halloween. In this bundle, there are reading, writing and speaking + listening units for Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Functional Skills. The Halloween themes and activities are engaging, making the functional fun. The resources can be used as stand-alone activities, exam revision or for pupil assessment.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Level 1: Speaking + Listening (2 Discussions With Assessment)
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Level 1: Speaking + Listening (2 Discussions With Assessment)

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This resource consists of two speaking and listening discussions for Functional Skills English Level 1. It is for staff use, providing a topic for a discussion and a checklist to assess the pupils progress. Although this assessment follows the theme of Christmas, it can easily be edited for any topic and used multiple times. There are two pages for each activity, one for teachers to assess multiple pupils and one for assessing one pupil which can be placed in this pupil’s file. The first discussion asks pupils to imagine that they are arranging a charity Christmas dinner. As a group they must discuss what food and drink to serve, what activities to put on, where to hold it and what charity to raise money for. The must make a final decision as a group to end the discussion. The second discussion poses the question, “Is Christmas too commercialised?” In a group, students must discuss this question and come to a group conclusion. This discussion is linked to our Christmas Functional Skills English Level 1 reading resource. Both discussion should last around 15 minutes, but it depends on the number of pupils involved. Please look at our other Functional Skills Christmas resources ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1 and including reading, writing and speaking and listening activities.
Private Peaceful: Lesson 2 - Big Joe
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Private Peaceful: Lesson 2 - Big Joe

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This is the 2nd lesson in the Private Peaceful series and it is to be taught with Chapeter 2: ‘Twenty To Eleven’. It centres on the character of Big Joe. It could be taught as one lesson or as a short series of lessons. It consists of a comprehension exercise, a writing plan, a writing task about Big Joe and an extension activity.
Bonfire Night: English Functional Skills Entry Level 2 Reading (Guy Fawkes)
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Bonfire Night: English Functional Skills Entry Level 2 Reading (Guy Fawkes)

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This is an Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English reading resource. It consists of 3 non-fiction reading texts with comprehension questions. The first text gives advice on how to safely make a bonfire, the second is an advertisement for a Guy Fawkes fireworks display and the third is an informative text about different ‘fire’ celebrations around the world. These texts can be used as class activities, exam revision or as homework. Please look at our other Functional Skills Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes resources.