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English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 1

Aim(s) of the lesson


To facilitate a positive classroom learning environment

To familiarise students with the college premises and course
Learning outcomes
- students to use key words and phrases to introduce
themselves to each other
- students to understand and respond appropriately to
simple greetings
- students to recognise and learn meanings of key safety
signs
- students to interact comfortably to other students in the
room
Differentiation and extension strategies
Pair work and small group work, differentiated spelling activities
Assessment opportunities
Tutor observation and feedback
Peer evaluation
Resources
Interactive board, videos, H&S signs and notices, college handbook

FS coverage and range:
Make appropriate contributions that are clearly understood

Communicate information so that meaning is clear

Ask and respond to straightforward questions

Follow the gist of discussions

Read and understand high frequency words and words with
common spelling patterns

Use knowledge of alphabetical order to locate information

Use written words and phrases to record and present information

Spell correctly all high frequency words and words with common
spelling patterns
English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 1



Teaching and learning activities
Time


10 mins



15 mins



20 mins




15 mins





20 mins



10 mins


Teacher
Welcomes class and takes register

Introduce self-:
- models introductory words and phrases
- gives interesting information
- responds to questions

Watch others making introductions-
- watch video
- facilitate discussion activities about videos

Facilitates and observes students introducing themselves-
- put students into small groups
- gives feedback and encouragement
- writes introductory words and phrases on board

Displays key H&S signs and notices from college handbook
- discuss meanings and importance
- discuss their locations

Facilitate small group work activity/game (individual work as an
extension)
- gap fill activity to spell signs
- matching sign to meaning/spelling activity

Review of aims and close
Class
Listens and responds as required

Listens and asks questions
Notes keys words and phrases used



Watch videos
Give feedback and opinions
Asks and responds to questions about making introductions

Make introductions to each other in small groups
Practice using introductory words and phrases as modelled by
teacher
Gives and receives feedback


Talks about recognised signs, meanings and importance
Talks about various locations where they can be found
Practice spelling key signs


Completes spelling activities according to ability
English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 2



Aim(s) of the lesson

To encourage and develop S&L opportunities

For students to be able to practise and develop simple questioning
techniques

For students to follow and understand a short talk on a class
rules/ expectations
Learning outcomes

- Students will be able to ask and respond to simple questions
- Students will be able to identify and read simple high
frequency words
- Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of class
rules and expectations
Differentiation and extension strategies
Pair and group work
Assessment opportunities
Peer and tutor observations, accuracy of completed work,
Resources

Interactive white board,
FS coverage and range
Make appropriate contributions that are clearly understood

Communicate information so that meaning is clear

Express simply feelings or opinions and understand those expressed
by others

Ask and respond to straightforward questions

Follow the gist of discussions

Read and understand high frequency words and words with common
spelling patterns

Use written words and phrases to record and present information


Spell correctly all high frequency words and words with common
spelling patterns

English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 2



Teaching and learning activities
Time
30 mins










30 mins








20 mins




10 mins


Teacher
Welcome and take register

Facilitate discussion the importance of
following rules:-
- Facilitate short game where
students must follow the rules
- Takes feedback from game
- Write lists of key words from
discussion on board
- Facilitates written activity
- Encourages feedback about rules
students would like in classroom

Develop simple questioning techniques:-
- Brainstorm a list of question words
- Activity - turning sentences into
questions
- Puts the question mark sign on
board
- Takes feedback from activity
- Facilitate discussion activity
around asking and answering
questions appropriately

Facilitate poster making activity
- Explains activity
- Give feedback, encouragement
and evaluations

Review of aims and close
Class
Listen and respond appropriately

Listens and gives opinions appropriately

Participates in game and gives feedback about importance of rules

Each student to write one sentence about rules they like and follow

Discuss rules they have written peer evaluations, corrections and
discussions



Gives known words to form questions
Completes activity in pairs or individually
Participates in peer evaluation and corrects as necessary
Takes part in activity take turns in correctly asking and answering
questions from classmates










Work in pairs or individually to create poster of desired class rules
Make corrections as necessary
English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 3



Differentiation and extension strategies

Group work, pair work,

Assessment opportunities

Tutor observation, accurate completion of work, accurate and independent use of
descriptive words and phrases

Resources

interactive white board, familiar objects to
describe,
Functional Skills coverage and range

Make appropriate contributions that are clearly understood

Communicate information so that the meaning is clear

Ask and respond to straightforward questions

Follow the gist of discussions

Read and understand high frequency words and words with common spelling patterns

Use written words and phrases to record and present information

Punctuate correctly, using upper and lower case, full stops and question marks

Spell correctly all high frequency words and words with common spelling patterns

English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 3



Teaching and learning activities
Time



10 mins





20 mins







20 mins





30 mins



10 mins
Teacher

Welcome and register

What are descriptive words/phrases?
- Teacher models description of him/her self
- Creates lists of descriptive words used
- Facilitates feedback on uses

Descriptive game:
- Teacher selects familiar (but hidden)object and
describes to class
- Students listen to descriptions to guess object
name
- Winner can select object to describe
- List descriptive words used in game on board

Facilitates descriptive activities:
- Ask for volunteers to describe themselves to class
(more able students)
- Students to work in small groups/pairs and describe
themselves/each other

Differentiated descriptive activities:
- Students to read simple descriptive texts and answer questions verbally
- Students to write simple descriptive texts using words from board
- Provides feedback accordingly

Review of aims and close
Class

Listens and responds appropriately

Listens and responds
Notes words on board
Gives feedback appropriately



Participates in game






Participates in activities using known descriptive words and phrases




Participates in activities according to abilities/levels/understanding
English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 3



Aim(s) of the lesson
To raise awareness of famous
festivals

Use knowledge of
alphabetical ordering in text

Learning outcomes
Students to use knowledge of
alphabetical ordering to spell
words
Students to practise simple
questioning words and phrases
Some students to write short text
about festival
Differentiated and extension strategies
Pair work/ small group work,
All students to complete tasks
and extensions according to
ability
Assessment opportunities

Tutor observation, accurate completion of
work
Resources
Interactive white board,
picture/videos of famous
festivals, alphabet cards
Functional Skills coverage and range
Make appropriate contributions that are
clearly understood
Express simply feelings or opinions and
understand those expressed by others
Communicate information so that
meaning is clear
Ask and respond to straightforward
questions
Follow the gist of discussions
Understand the main events in
chronological texts
Read and understand high frequency
words and words with common spelling
patterns
Use knowledge of alphabetical order to
locate information


English: Entry Level 2 - Functional Skills Lesson plan 3



Teaching and learning activities
Time


20
mins









20
mins




20
mins



20
mins






10
mins
Teacher
Welcomes and register

Alphabet ordering game:
- Arranges students into
pairs/small groups
according to ability
- Facilitates students
correctly ordering
jumbled alphabet cards
(can be timed for
differentiation)
- Differentiate ordering
tasks some letters can
be missing for students
to gap fill
- Checks for accuracy and
requests feedback on
task

Talk about festivals:
- Introduce key festivals
in UK by reading simple
text to class
- Show pictures/videos
- Invites
feedback/opinions and
questions on
festivals/text
-
Facilitates spelling activities:
- Gap fill festival words
- Group spelling
assessment
- Takes feedback

Facilitates written task:
- Ask some students to
write simple/compound
sentences about
festivals
- Some students to create
poster with key words
- Gives feedback on tasks
Evaluations, review of aims and
close
Class
Listens and responds
appropriately

Participates in game
Gives feedback on
difficulty/ease of completion









Listens and responds with
opinions
Listens and asks questions
Ask and responds to questions
about festivals in UK and
country of origin
Students to talk about
festivals in UK and country of
origin



Using alphabet cards,
complete missing letters to
correctly spell names of
festivals
Gives feedback


Spell correctly key words and
phrases when writing
sentences or key words
Punctuate sentences
correctly