Resources to support GCSE English and functional skills English
Specialist provider of resources for adult beginner readers, Entry level English and ESOL learners, and the award-winning tool to teach reading, Yes We Can Read.
Gatehouse Books introduce 2 new series for Literacy and ESOL learners. Walt’s Adventures and What’s Your Story? Series are printed with full colour photographs in a comic book style.
Phonics resources for Entry Level Functional Skills and ESOL learners. There are two books: Resources for Older Learners and Stories for Older Learners, and a set of decodeable graded reading books, with accompanying support materials.
The third editions of Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate contain additional worked examples and resources which help support achievement of functional skills and GCSE, and can be used as self-study guides and/or in-class support.
The Skills Workshop website has free downloadable session plans and materials for maths, English, ESOL and ICT teaching and learning.
This free online platform from the National Literacy Trust offers weekly activities and resources that will help young people build new skills and improve their literacy during lockdown. Topics range from comedy writing and CV planning to freestyle football and beatboxing, and there are free audio-book downloads.
This project report describes how action research has been used to generate creative solutions to issues faced by learners retaking maths and English, and by adults taking them for the first time.
This booklet contains summaries of 12 projects which researched new approaches for teaching English in the post-16 sector. Project themes include: Oracy and visualisers; Spelling strategies that work with ESOL learners and Developing a reading culture.
BBC Bitesize has a suite of resources focused on adults returning to learning, which includes videos that aim to support people looking to develop their maths, English and digital skills.
English and maths for adults. Videos, quizzes, games and tutor resources. The BBC Skillswise website has a collection of free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills.
These free online courses from OpenLearn aim to provide an introduction to Functional Skills English and Functional Skills Maths at Levels 1 and 2, while giving learners the opportunity to earn Open University digital badges.
A brief overview of what's on offer from Google, Microsoft and facebook to support remote teaching and learning both during the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
These three guides provide ideas and guidance for anyone involved in 16 -19 Study Programmes.
TED-Ed offers an extensive library of original video lessons on a wide range of topics, and provides an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons. It's free to use.
Reading Groups for Everyone (RGfE), an initiative from The Reading Agency, is the UK’s largest reading group network. Whether you’re already in a reading group, want to join one or are looking to set one up, RGfE can help. You can also join or set up a virtual reading group.
The Excellence Gateway is now fully supported by the Education and Training Foundation, and the new exhibition site for English brings together effective teaching and management resources.
LearnEnglish is a website for adult learners of English created by the British Council. It offers a free English test to help you find your level, lessons and resources to improve your English skills and lots more.
This BBC website aims to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them, and useful sections on CV writing and interviews.
The Post-16 Phonics Approaches Toolkit is designed to support practitioners exploring the use of phonics approaches with post-16 learners. It introduces resources created specifically for adult learners, explains how to put post-16 phonics approaches into practice in different settings, and explores how to adjust pace and sequence.
The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Talks have produced a free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, that aims to boost learners' literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence.
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