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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 - 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.
English Functional Skills Entry Level 2: Revision Bundle
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English Functional Skills Entry Level 2: Revision Bundle

17 Resources
This bundle contains a wide range of Functional Skills English Entry Level 2 resources. There are reading, writing and speaking and listening resources. It is an excellent resource to help prepare your pupils for exams. You can use the resources as classroom activities, revision exercises 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.
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.
The Supply Teacher Survival Pack: English Lessons
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The Supply Teacher Survival Pack: English Lessons

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This is a selection of resources that can be used in any English/Literacy lesson. Carry a selection of these resources with you and you have a better chance of surviving the most difficult of lessons that you are thrust into. There are differentiated reading and writing activities, some that will engage most pupils. There are also many full units of work so that if you are with the same class for a longer period of time, you have the resources ready to go. This bargain bundle includes: 4 All About Me Units, including differentiated reading texts and comprehension exercises and writing plans and activities. Both full sets of Stage 3 challenges of the Ultimate Writing Championship! All the writing challenges focus on particular literacy skills and the pupils can use them to write about any topic. A very valuable resource. Reading questions that can fit any fiction or non-fiction book. You can therefore use any reading resources, in any classroom and you will have differentiated reading questions ready to give to the pupils. A full imaginative writing unit of work including the short story ‘The New Pupil’ with numerous activities for the pupils to do about it. A booklet containing many engaging short stories with comprehension exercises and other activities to go with each story. You can give these to pupils to work independently or in groups. Or you can read them to the class, engaging them this way before they complete the tasks. Functional Skills reading tips and practice papers. A good resource for teaching basic reading skills. GCSE editing and proof-reading activities. A whole unit of work for the increasingly popular wrestling novel ‘Night Of Warriors’. This is used in a growing number of schools as a reading catch-up resource for use of with small groups. However if you carry a copy of this book with you, reading it to a class is sure to engage many more challenging pupils and you can then use their interest as springboard to their engagement in this unit’s resources.
Fantastic Mr Fox: Chapter 2 - Formal Letter Writing - Should Farmers Be Allowed To Kill Foxes
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Fantastic Mr Fox: Chapter 2 - Formal Letter Writing - Should Farmers Be Allowed To Kill Foxes

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This lesson is best taught after the pupils have read or listened to the second chapter of ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’. The main activities in this lesson are centered on the question of whether farmers should be allowed to kill foxes or not. The main production activities are a class discussion on this question and a writing activity where the pupils write a formal letter to the council giving their own opinion and asking for the council to act. There are structured writing plans for the pupils to complete, one that argues for farmers killing foxes and one that argues against it. These writing plans are differentiated, with different versions to accommodate more and less able pupils. There is also an extension activity for pupils who finish before others in the class, which is called ‘The Angry Farmer Conjunction Challenge!’
Romeo + Juliet: Functional Skills Entry Level 2 Reading - Duelling
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Romeo + Juliet: Functional Skills Entry Level 2 Reading - Duelling

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This is a Functional Skills Entry Level 2 reading activity best taught while the students are studying Romeo and Juliet. It has three texts with comprehension questions. One on sword fighting, one on banishment and a notice about Verona Town Square being closed due to dueling. We at Engage Education create Functional Skills and Entry Level resources to be taught with GCSE recommended literature.
Similes + Metaphors Unit Of Work Presentation
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Similes + Metaphors Unit Of Work Presentation

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This presentation is used to introduce similes and metaphors to pupils while also giving them a series of activities to complete that help them to understand them. These activities are either completed verbally, on an interactive white board or on paper. It is normally used in a series of lessons, lasting between three and four hours. The first part of the presentation deals with similes and concludes with pupils making a similes poem that describes a beast. The second part introduces metaphors and concludes with the pupils describing themselves using metaphors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reading For Pleasure Book: Engaging Short Stories With Activities
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Reading For Pleasure Book: Engaging Short Stories With Activities

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This book contains 13 short stories with activities for each story. The stories selected have been chosen for their humour and because they are known to engage the interest of a wide variety of pupils. There are 73 pages in this book. Each story can be taught individually, they can be used as extension work or they can be used effectively as homework.
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.
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.
GCSE English Editing Activity
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GCSE English Editing Activity

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This is a GCSE English editing activity. It contains some tasks in which pupils have to select the correct words to fit he gaps of a literature text. It also contains a proofreading task for a transactional text.
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.