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ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, literacy and Functional English resources created by a qualified and experienced teacher. Isla has taught in FE education sector for over 12 years, teaching a variety of learners from 14 - 70, from all over the world as well as the UK. With a specialism in both ESOL and literacy she is well qualified to produce high quality, relevant resources that learners love. Need further inspiration? Then check out her ever expanding social media profiles and website on the right.

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ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, literacy and Functional English resources created by a qualified and experienced teacher. Isla has taught in FE education sector for over 12 years, teaching a variety of learners from 14 - 70, from all over the world as well as the UK. With a specialism in both ESOL and literacy she is well qualified to produce high quality, relevant resources that learners love. Need further inspiration? Then check out her ever expanding social media profiles and website on the right.
Target bank for ESOL learners (ESOL targets)
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Target bank for ESOL learners (ESOL targets)

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A selection of 12 key targets with over 60 related actions to help English language learners set their own meaningful SMART targets. This is a resource I have developed to help my students focus in on specific areas they wish to improve and actions they can take to do this as well as meeting the needs of my FE institution which requires SMART targets for all learners in their ILPs. If you would like to see more of my resources check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2
Dilemma and Problem Cards - PSD/ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Tutorial
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Dilemma and Problem Cards - PSD/ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Tutorial

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A set of 18 dilemmas and problems aimed at teenage learners, perfect for the Dealing with Problems in Everyday Life unit of Personal and Social Development, use for teaching giving advice in ESOL and generally tackling problems in tutorial type lessons. These cards can be given to small groups or pairs of learners where they can discuss what they would do, what advice they would give and how simple or complex the problems are. Designed using a clear font and simple language, these cards are easy to print and use straight away. If you would like to see more of my resources, why not check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
Target Setting Bundle for ESOL and Entry Level Learners (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)
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Target Setting Bundle for ESOL and Entry Level Learners (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

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In this brilliant time saving bundle you get two target banks aimed at ESOL and entry level learners inluding both academic and pastoral targets as well as templates to write out targets and review them. These are resources I've tried and tested over my teaching career. Target setting can be long and arduous and is hard work with second language learners. These target resources take the strain out of target setting allowing learners to choose their own relevant targets from a set of common areas to improve. These are commended targets that have been tried and tested in an FE environment. This bundle provides the perfect basis for a tutorial lesson on target setting as well as over 20 key targets and over 120 practical actions students can take to achieve their goals.
Pastoral Target Bank - Target Bank for Soft Skills, Study Skills and Behaviour
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Pastoral Target Bank - Target Bank for Soft Skills, Study Skills and Behaviour

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This comprehensive SMART target bank provides 11 key targets with over 70 specific and measurable actions. Perfect for SMART targets for ILPs. Aimed at teenage or adult students, these targets can be printed as designed and given to learners to identify their own targets and highlight actions they feel are realistic or as a copy and paste target bank for teachers wanting a time efficient way of setting targets for multiple learners on ILPs and paperwork. These targets are drawn from over 15 years experience of teaching 14-19 and adult learners. Within the resource I've covered the most common target areas including study skills, behaviour and communication. The targets cover topics of attendance and punctuality, focus, confidence, health, communication skills and more.
Christmas Present, Past and Future Reading and Writing Activities for ESOL Learners
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Christmas Present, Past and Future Reading and Writing Activities for ESOL Learners

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A Christmas and festival themed reading piece with introductory activities, questions on text and writing output activity on festivals and celebrations aimed at E2-L1 learners but could be adapted for E1 easily. The reading draws from personal experience of Christmas celebrations and requires the learners to identify tenses from present, past and future as well as then answering questions in the correct the tenses.
Listening lesson - Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
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Listening lesson - Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

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Full lesson lasting over an hour based around the popular 'Three Little Birds' song by Bob Marley (aka the 'Don't Worry' song). The lesson is clearly presented on PowerPoint with all resources available on printable and editable slides. Aimed at ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL learners from Entry 1-3 this detailed PowerPoint covers every aspect of the lesson from a fun 'hangman' style starter, clear objectives, listening activity with gap fill, vocab activity, apostrophes tasks, discussion questions as well as links to fun interactive online resources that learners can use to extend and further practise their listening and apostrophe skills. Key topics: Listening skills Apostrophes Dictionary skills/Vocabulary Objectives: Listen to a text/song for detail Recognise use of apostrophes Find the meaning of words using a dictionary If you would like to see more of my ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL resources please go to my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2
Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson
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Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson

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A PowerPoint lesson lasting about an hour teaching students how to write a thank you letter. The lesson includes fun starter, mind mapping activity, proofreading exercise as well as planning and writing tasks. Perfect for the end of year when you want learners to practise their writing skills ready for exams as well as thank our amazing support and teaching assistants. Using this lesson learners will be able to create a text they can actually use and give to someone they want to thank as well as reviewing valuable letter writing skills. This lesson is aimed at ESOL/ESOl/EFL/EAL learners but could equally be used with SLDD/ALD learners or entry level literacy learners. If you would like to see more of my resources please see my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2
Nelson Mandela Quote Poster
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Nelson Mandela Quote Poster

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'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela. Inspirational education poster for classrooms, schools, colleges etc.
C.V. for Proofreading
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C.V. for Proofreading

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Great activity to start a lesson on C.V.s. Cut up the C.V. into pieces and ask the students to construct it. Then get them to proofread for the many mistakes. Allows students to identify and explore the possible layouts of a C.V. and recognise the importance of proofreading such an important document. Perfect for Literacy, ESOL, English and Employability classes from entry levels to level 2.
Pre entry/Entry 1 ESOL Reader with Activities - Majid Buys a New Phone
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Pre entry/Entry 1 ESOL Reader with Activities - Majid Buys a New Phone

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A printable reader book for pre entry and entry 1 ESOL/EAL/EFL/ESL learners. Comes with key words and phrases list, picture worksheet, picture only version, text only version as well as a plentiful list of activity ideas to create at least one lesson, could easily be developed into many with low level learners. 'Majid Buys a New Phone' is about a young man who breaks his phone and needs to buy a new one. It follows his journey to buy a new phone and provides valuable vocabulary and information about what learners may encounter when purchasing phones in the UK. Lots of activities can be built around the text as well as using it to improve and develop reading skills. Topics that could be covered include: personal details simple questions present and past tense dialogue in shops filling in forms spelling writing simple sentences reading simple sentences recognising key words
Diwali - Full lesson pack for ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/literacy/ALD learners
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Diwali - Full lesson pack for ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/literacy/ALD learners

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Complete lesson on Diwali for entry level ESOL or literacy learners. In the pack you have a full PowerPoint complete with starter activity, objectives, copy of reading comprehension, key word activity, questionnaire instructions and feed back slides as well as extended writing task and links to websites with further independent study activities. This amounts to over an hour and half worth of lesson if not more. Tried and tested in an ESOL class this engaging and topical lesson is a must for Diwali time or a lesson on festivals.
Target Display
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Target Display

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A set out of cut out headings and graphics to create an updateable target display for your class. This colourful display enables you to create a target wall for your learners, key phrases along with big arrow shapes for learners handwritten targets will create an eye catching and useful display that reinforces learner targets as well as creating a beautiful display. Laminate for longevity. Contains headings and key phrases as follows: I will... I am going to... I want to... I need to... Improve Target - in target graphic Graphics include: Text boxes/shapes Target Arrows for decoration Stars for decoration Arrows for writing individual targets on
Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)
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Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)

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Together in this bundle are very useful and clear card sets stating numbers in digit and words form, maths symbols, fractions and their word equivalent and days, dates, months and years. Designed with the beginner reader in mind these clear cards can be used for many entry level ESOL or numeracy activities including matching, pairs and ordering activities. Together these resources can form a bank of cards that can be rearranged and made into varying simple sums and sentences to practise use of number and date as well as working on understanding the terms and symbols used in maths.
Days, Months, Dates and Years Cards (ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD
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Days, Months, Dates and Years Cards (ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD

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Clear printable card sets of the days of the week, months, dates and years. Easy to print onto card or paper and cut up and laminate if needed. Great for ordering activities, learning spellings as well creating the date daily in the classroom with these cut up cards that learners can choose from. Designed with the beginner reader in mind, the text is easy to read and available in either black and white which can be printed on either white or coloured paper or coloured for eye catching activities and displays. Pack includes: days of the week, months, dates 1st -31st and years 2017-2030. If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
Jobs and Future Discussion Question Cards  - Tutorial or Personal and Social Development Activity
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Jobs and Future Discussion Question Cards - Tutorial or Personal and Social Development Activity

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A set of 16 question cards on the topic of jobs and the future aimed at 14-19 learners who need to consider career options, future goals, skills and qualities. These ready made question cards in both black and white or colour can easily be printed and cut up to create an easy discussion in groups that would fit nicely into tutorial lessons, lessons on jobs and work well with personal and social development qualifications in units including Working Towards Goals and Career Development. Clear text and easy to print and cut format mean this lesson activity is ready to go.
Maths Symbols, Fractions and Word Equivalent Cards (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL/Literacy/SLD/Numeracy)
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Maths Symbols, Fractions and Word Equivalent Cards (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL/Literacy/SLD/Numeracy)

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Two sets of clear cards featuring common maths symbols and fractions with their word equivalent. Perfect for entry level ESOL/literacy learners learning the meaning of the symbols. Can be used for matching activities, pelmanism (pairs), ordering as well as structuring basic sums. Designed with the beginner reader in mind, text is clear and simple and aimed at all ages including adults. 12 cards per page, 4 pages. 2 sets, one colour, one black and white. If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
Tips for Learning English - FREE Video Resource for ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL learners
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Tips for Learning English - FREE Video Resource for ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL learners

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Short video with easy tips to help your learners improve their English skills, perfect for any English as a second language learner needing a few ideas to improve their studies. Can easily be set as homework to watch the video and identify a couple of tips that will help them, also works well to help English language learners set workable targets that will help them improve. If you enjoy this video why not check out my other resources in my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood