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Second session bob

  1. 1. association of colleges in the eastern region Teaching Functional English 2
  2. 2. Objectivesassociation of colleges in the eastern region • to review the levels and assessment structure of Functional English • to recommend some sources of ‘ready made’ teaching and learning materials • to identify some literacy support strategies & e learning tools appropriate for all levels • to explore how reading activities can prepare for writing skills development
  3. 3. 3 skill areasassociation of colleges in the eastern region Functional English Speaking and listening Reading Writing
  4. 4. Functional English – assessment overviewassociation of colleges in the eastern region Level 1 Level 2 Entry Level - externally set, - externally set, - externally set, externally marked externally marked internally assessed papers for reading & papers for reading & tasks for all 3 elements writing writing - some modification of - internally set and - internally set and contexts for Speaking internally marked tasks internally marked tasks and Listening for Speaking and for Speaking and Listening Listening
  5. 5. association of colleges in the eastern region Skillsworkshop
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  8. 8. association of colleges in the eastern region Awarding Organisations - OCR
  9. 9. Active learning teaching strategiesassociation of colleges in the eastern region • use of graphic organisers • classifying activities • text marking • matching • domino activities • sequencing • table reconstruction • ranking • ‘jigsaw’ activities • webquests
  10. 10. association of colleges in the eastern region The Basic Skills Agency
  11. 11. My Club - Norwich City
  12. 12. Word Magnets
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  15. 15. association of colleges in the eastern region Languages: English Subtitles: English Colour: Running Widescreen Dual Layer Not for Time: format: format: Rental PAL Layer may This DVD is 127 mins 2.35:1 trigger a slight for retail sale Letterbox pause for private home use only Language: Infrequent mild Suitable only for persons of 12 Sex/nudity: None years and over Violence: Some moderate Not to be supplied to any person below that age Other: Some moderate horror
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  19. 19. Activate prior knowledgeassociation of colleges in the eastern region • before you look at the text question the group about what they already know about it – • purpose – what kind of information are we • looking for? • lay out – what are the typical features? • where do we look first? • how do we expect the information to be presented – under headings? in a table? next to a diagram? • what are some of the key words & phrases we might expect to find?
  20. 20. Text level purpose, lay out, audienceassociation of colleges in the eastern region Sentence level Word Level punctuation & grammar vocabulary, spelling, word structure
  21. 21. Using reading tasks to prepare for writingassociation of colleges in the eastern region ‘As (learners) read and discuss an increasing range of text types, their implicit understanding of style will be extended and made more explicit. They can then draw on this knowledge for their own writing.’ (p 121 Adult Literacy Core Curriculum)
  22. 22. The link between reading and writingassociation of colleges in the eastern region ‘learners need to be encouraged to read as writers’
  23. 23. Allows pupils to tackle Explores reading problems harder than those as a problem they could do alone solving activityassociation of colleges in the eastern region Can help pupils Encourages learn about their independence ability to cope with and critical ‘challenge’ thinking Often asks pupils to draw conclusions and Involves pupils in being take decisions cognitively active – not just in behaviour
  24. 24. Objectivesassociation of colleges in the eastern region • to review the levels and assessment structure of Functional English • to recommend some sources of ‘ready made’ teaching and learning materials • to identify some literacy support strategies & e learning tools appropriate for all levels • to explore how reading activities can prepare for writing skills development

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