FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 2
With stretch and challenge suitable for LEVEL 1 learners.
This lesson is guided by Powerpoint slides to:
Identify persuasive techniques within a text
Identify information within a text and answer a variety of questions
Create a leaflet / guide applying suitable layout features and language techniques
Use commas appropriately
Embedded MATHS starter task / hook.
SPEAKING & LISTENING skills developed through group discussion / analysis of a Macdonalds advertisement.
Exploring how texts use PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUES
Use of DAFOREST to explore LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES
READING an extended NON FICTION text, news article, to identify key information and answer EXAM style questions
Annotating language techniques in a second NON FICTION text (leaflet)
Learners are guided to design a leaflet persuading teenagers to live a healthier lifestyle
SPAG focus is on COMMA and ‘double commas’
PEER MARKING is encouraged throughout this lesson.
ICT is promoted and embedded through sue of QR codes.
Suitable for Functional Skills Level 1 / 2
Lesson is guided by Powerpoint, to cover the following learning objectives:
Write an an email complaint using appropriate formal language
Use capital letters to enhance writing
Read and analyse a formal complaint
This lesson focuses on formal verses informal writing in an email writing context, making use of Functional Skills Exam style tasks.
During this lesson students will develop their speaking and listening skills through regular opportunity for discussion , kept on task using on screen timers.
This lesson also encourages peer feedback / marking using the 3-2-1 method.
Use of ICT is promoted and can easily be embeded through the extension task of sending an email.
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 2
With Stretch and Challenge Extension Tasks.
This lesson, which is guided by Powerpoint Slides, explores differing opinions on the topic of Graffiti.
It includes an extended READING task (non fiction text) with accompanying exam style comprehension questions, suitable for Level 2 learners and stretching and challenging those at level 1.
The SPAG focus in this lesson is on the use of APOSTRAPHES and EXCLAMATION MARKS.
LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES are explored using DAFOREST.
Learners are guided to complete a WRITING task; Using prompts to write an ARTICLE.
PEER MARKING, FEEDBACK and SELF REFLECTION is promoted using the ‘two stars and a wish’ method.
Stretch and challenge is encouraged throughou this lesson with additional EXTENSION tasks to differentiate.
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS E3, LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2
READING / WRITING TASKS.
Using a News Article on the topic of North Korea’s testing of nuclear missiles, students read a non fiction text and respond to a series of Functional Skills Reading Exam style questions.
Using an image as a prompt, students write one of the following:
A short story
A piece of descriptive writing
A diary entry
Differentiation of task:
Entry 3: Plan writing by annotating the image
Level 1: 200 words
Level 2/GCSE: 250 words+
Powerpoint slides guide students through the following lesson objectives:
Observe and analyse a video clip
Identify items essential to survival
Analyse items through discussion
Respond to a text on the topic of ‘survival’
Create a ‘survival guide’
This lesson creates opportunities for discussion to:
1.1.1 Make relevant and extended contributions to discussions
1.1.1 Allowe for others’ input
1.1.1 Respond to others’ input
1.1.2 Prepare for discussion on familiar/unfamiliar topic
1.1.2 Prepare for and contribute to informal/formal discussion of ideas and opinions
1.1.3 Make different kinds of contributions
1.1.4 Present information/points of view clearly
1.1.4 Presented information/points of view in appropriate language.
Students will read and respond to an extended non fiction text, answering comprehension questions and stretching and challenging themselves to explore language techniques and presentation features.
Using knowledge gained during this session, and with a focus on SPAG, students will then write their own survival guide.
Short lesson (up to 1/2 hour) suitable for form time programmes, PSHE and careers focused sessions. Includes discussions and a Functional Skills style Reading task with exam style marking and a learning check.
Define what it means to be ‘proactive’
Read a text and identify key information
Explore at an example of being proactive in relation to exams
Plan how you will be proactive in your approach to your career