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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.
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.
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.
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)

11 Resources
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.
Private Peaceful - Chapter 5 Lesson (Worksheets and Powerpoint Presentation)
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Private Peaceful - Chapter 5 Lesson (Worksheets and Powerpoint Presentation)

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This resource is designed to be used with Chapter 5 of the novel Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. This chapter is titled ‘Twenty-Four Minutes Past Twelve’. The main events of this chapter include the discovery of Charlie and Molly’s secret relationship and The Colonel shooting Bertha. It contains a powerpoint presentation that is used to recap on the novel’s previous chapters, to check the pupils’ comprehension of this chapter and to generate a discussion on the different character’s thoughts and opinions on the main events of this chapter. This resource also includes some worksheets. These contain a lesson(s) plan, 2 activities and some extension work. The first activity asks pupils to write their own opinion of the events of the chapter. The second asks them to write a text describing how they think various characters feel about the chapter’s events. The extension work presents the pupils with a letter from Charlie to Molly which they have to correct and improve by adding adjectives. This resource should take at least two lessons to complete, but it could be used for more depending on how much time you allow for the discussions. The extension work could also be used as a whole class activity or as homework.
Private Peaceful: Chapter 8 Lesson - Charlie Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)
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Private Peaceful: Chapter 8 Lesson - Charlie Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)

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This lesson is to be taught with Chapter 8 ‘Fourteen Minutes Past Two’ of Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. There is a series of worksheets and a powerpoint presentation to be used during the lesson. The presentation is used to help organise the lesson structure and to provide visuals to help check pupils’ understanding of the text and to generate ideas for their oracy and their writing. This resource is normally used for between two and three hours of teaching. The activities of the lesson are: • Listen to/read the 8th chapter of the novel. • Check your comprehension of the story by describing what happened using the images on the lesson powerpoint. • Group Discussion: What makes a character effective in a story? • Lesson Activity: Write A Character Report On Charlie Peaceful Complete a writing plan for your report on Charlie Peaceful. Write your report on Charlie Peaceful. • Extension Work: • Were Charlie’s Actions Right Or Wrong? Write down as many reasons as you can for why Charlie’s action were right and wrong. Plenary: Class Discussion Class debate on whether Charlie was right or wrong to act the way he did. Please look at our other Private Peaceful lessons.
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 Writing: Entry Level 3 + Level 1: Halloween
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Functional Skills English Writing: Entry Level 3 + Level 1: Halloween

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This resource contains two functional skills writing activities with instructions for the pupils to follow. The tasks could be used for either Entry Level 3 or Level 1 with the pupils’ outcome determining their level. You could ask the pupils to plan their work before writing if you wish. The first text asks pupils to write a letter applying for permission to use the Spooktacular Ballroom as the venue for a Halloween Party that they are hosting. In the second task, pupils become magazine writers. They are asked to review a Halloween party that they have attended for their magazine. We at Engage Education believe in making functional fun. Please check out our other Functional Skills English resources.
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.
Halloween Functional Skills English Reading: Entry Level 2
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Halloween Functional Skills English Reading: Entry Level 2

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This resource consists of three Entry Level 2 Functional Skills reading texts with questions related to Halloween. The first text gives advice on how to catch a ghost, the second is an advertisement for The Monster’s Club and the third presents information about Halloween-like traditions around the world. The texts can be used as revision tests or as stand-alone activities which can incorporate speaking and listening activities and possible research tasks. Please check out our other Functional Skills English Halloween materials. This includes reading, writing and speaking + listening resources for ranging from Functional Skills Entry Level 1 to Level 1.
Private Peaceful: Chapter 3 Lesson
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Private Peaceful: Chapter 3 Lesson

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This resource is to be taught with Chapter 3 of Michael Morpurgo’s novel ‘Private Peaceful’. It deals primarily with two topics. These are the character of Grandma Wolf and that of the kids in the story poaching. This resource actually contains enough activities to last for a series of lessons. The teacher can choose which activities they wish their pupils to do in class and can use other activities as homework if they wish. The activities included are used with the following lesson(s) plan: Lesson(s) Plan: • Listen to/read the 3rd Chapter of the novel. • Complete the comprehension challenge about Grandma Wolf. • Take part in a group discussion about whether the kids should poach or not. • Record the opinions of you and your group on this topic. • Take part in a class debate on this topic. • Work on a writing plan for a discursive essay. • Write a discursive essay about whether the kids should poach or not. There is also a sheet which gives pupil some useful language that they can use in discursive writing.
Halloween Functional Skills English Entry Level 3: Speaking + Listening Revision Activity
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Halloween Functional Skills English Entry Level 3: Speaking + Listening Revision Activity

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This resource consists of a revision exercise for a Functional Skills Entry Level 3 assessment. 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 Halloween, it can easily be edited for any topic and used multiple times. There are two pages for this resource, one for teachers to assess multiple pupils and one for assessing one pupil which can be placed in this pupil’s file. Please look at our other Functional Skills Halloween resources ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1 and including reading, writing and speaking and listening activities.
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.
Private Peaceful - Chapter 4 (With Presentation)
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Private Peaceful - Chapter 4 (With Presentation)

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This resource is best taught after the pupils have read or listened to the first four chapters of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’. It contains comprehension exercises regarding the character development of some main characters in the first four chapters. It also deals with the theme in Chapter 4 of ‘An Amazing Event’. In Chapter 4 the kids see a yellow aeroplane and meet its pilot. Pupils are asked to list amazing events from their lifetime and ones they have lived witnessed, before they plan then write about witnessing an amazing event. also included, is a presentation that accompanies the lesson. It can be used with the activities in the lesson, as a starter, a plenary or it can lead to further speaking and listening activities. Here are the main activities in this unit: • Listen to/read the 4th chapter of the novel. • Complete the comprehension challenge regarding 4 characters in 4 chapters. • Make a list of any amazing events that have happened in your lifetime or that you have witnessed. • Take part in a class/group discussion about these events. • Work on a writing plan for describing witnessing an amazing event. • Write a text about witnessing an amazing event.
Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers
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Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers

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This document provides tips for finding the answers to Functional Skills reading questions. It then gives 3 example reading tests where these tips are put into practice. The final text is written in made-up language, but the pupils will still be able to find the answers using the reading tips that they have learned. This is a great tool for introducing pupils to Functional Skills reading and to increasing pupil confidence.
Christmas: Functional Skills English Speaking and Listening Entry Level 2 (3 activities)
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Christmas: Functional Skills English Speaking and Listening Entry Level 2 (3 activities)

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This resource consists of three activities for Functional Skills Entry Level 2 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. The first activity is a discussion about which things related to Christmas are the most important.The second speaking and listening activity asks students to discuss what they want for Christmas. The third activity asks them to discuss what they like and don’t like about Christmas dinner. 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.
Halloween Functional Skills English Level 1: Speaking + Listening Discussion
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Halloween Functional Skills English Level 1: Speaking + Listening Discussion

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This resource consists of a revision exercise for a Functional Skills Level 1 assessment. 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 Halloween, it can easily be edited for any topic and used multiple times. There are two pages for this resource, one for teachers to assess multiple pupils and one for assessing one pupil which can be placed in this pupil’s file. Please look at our other Functional Skills Halloween resources ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1 and including reading, writing and speaking and listening activities.