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Scheme of Work - L2 Functional Skills

|Week No |Lesson Outline |Teaching & Learning Strategies |Assessment |Resources |

|1. |Induction and |Overview of Functional Skills |Results of initial assessment |Computers |

| |assessments | | | |

| | |Learning styles assessment |Discussions and ILPs with individual students |Assessor checklists |

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| | |Analysis of initial assessment results | |Learning styles assessment |

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| | |Preparation for Diagnostic Assessment | | |

|2. |Awareness raising on: |Group discussion/feedback on: |Tutor observation |FS standards |

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| |Functional Skills standards and coverage and |Understanding standards |Feedback on suitability of activity |whiteboard |

| |range – requirements and activities |Requirements of FS | | |

| | |Purpose of FS | | |

| | |Suggested activities to meet criteria | | |

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| | |Small groups to each read and choose one standard, then: | | |

| | |Discuss and agree understanding | | |

| | |suggest desired learning activities based on preferred | | |

| | |learning styles | | |

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|3. |Focus on text types: |Analysis of text type – |Group discussion activity |Computers, internet, interactive whiteboard, text|

| | | |Class games assessing text genres |types from |

| |Instructive, Persuasive, Descriptive |Group discussion |Paired/individual work |various sources |

| | | |Update/completion of personal text type record log | |

| |Language, structure and purpose of text |Organising and analysing text genre | | |

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| |relevant test practice |Student personal record log | | |

|4. |Focus on text types: |Analysis of text type – |Group discussion activity |Computers, internet, interactive whiteboard, text|

| | | |Class games assessing text genres |types from |

| |Formal and informal, |Group discussion |Paired/individual work |various sources, student |

| |Information, | |Update/completion of personal test type records |personal record logs |

| | |Organising and analysing text genre | | |

| |Language, structure and purpose of text | | | |

| | |Student personal records | | |

| |relevant test practice | | | |

|5. |Reading and spelling strategies: |Group discussion on identifying and applying reading |Q and A |Dictionaries, |

| | |strategies in text | |Worksheets, computers, |

| |Distinguishing a range of text varying in | |Group and individual assessment activities |interactive whiteboards, |

| |complexity and accuracy. |Revision on purpose of text | | |

| | | |Feedback to class | |

| |Application of reading strategies and |Inference techniques | | |

| |techniques. | |Interactive quizzes and games | |

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| | | |Tutor Observation and accurate completion of work | |

|6. |Reading and spelling strategies: |Relating text to image – group matching activity to |Q and A |Dictionaries, |

| | |consolidate understanding | |Worksheets, computers, |

| |Association of image and text. | |Group and individual assessment activities |interactive whiteboards, |

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| |Understanding charts and graphs |Spelling strategies – revision/practise |Feedback to class | |

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| |Strategies to understand technical vocabulary|Individual/paired activity – spelling technical vocabulary |Interactive quizzes and games | |

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| | | |Tutor Observation and accurate completion of work | |

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|7. |Note taking and summarising skills |Identifying key words in text |Q&A – directed questions |Videos, internet, whiteboard, vocabulary |

| | | | |worksheet |

| | |Accurate summarising techniques |Accurate completion of summarising task | |

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| | |Vocabulary building/extension activity |Written and verbal activity on meaning of words | |

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| | |Linear notes, web notes |Feedback and tutor observation | |

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|8. |Revision/assessment week |Revision activities for all work completed |Individual assessments completed by discussion, |ILPs |

| | | |interactive activities and accurate completion of |Assortment of assessment |

| | | |work. |activities |

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| | | |Student led completion of ILPs | |

|9. |Discussion Skills: |Whole group discussion on awareness of and meeting FS |Student participation in discussion and role play to |Whiteboard, |

| | |discussion standards |demonstrate understanding, |videos |

| |Verbal and non-verbal communication | | |FS Speaking and listening and communication |

| | |Group discussion: developing and practising good discussion | |standards |

| | |and presentation techniques. |Tutor observation | |

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| | |Analysis of positive and negative body language (video | | |

| | |clips to analyse body language) | | |

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| | |Share ideas | | |

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| | |Role play scenarios | | |

|10. |Presentation practice based on FS standards |Revision of previous week’s lesson |Tutor observation and assessment of student |Whiteboard |

| | | |presentation | |

| | |Individual practice presentations: | | |

| | | |Students to practise note taking skills as part of | |

| | | |giving feedback | |

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| | | |Class feedback | |

|11. |Revision of writing techniques: |Teacher-led discussion/ sharing ideas on appropriate uses of|Q and A |Whiteboard, |

| | |formal and informal language in text. | |Pens |

| |Matching format to presentation – business | |Student input | |

| |letters, memos, forms and reports, CVs, |Compare and analyse the use of language and punctuation in | |Written tasks |

| |emails |different text types |Tutor feedback | |

| | | | |Materials for group task |

| |Styles of writing – formal and informal text.|Effective uses of punctuation revision |Completion of written work in appropriate formats | |

| | | | |Punctuation worksheet |

| |Persuasive text, instructional text |Recap on features of persuasive and instructional text. | | |

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| |(link to vocational work) | | | |

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|12. |Revision of writing techniques: |Recap formal and informal language and use. |Q and A |Whiteboard, |

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| |Writing styles – formal /informal text, |Writing frames (differentiation) | | |

| |persuasive and instructional text | |Teacher to class |key vocabulary reminders |

| | |Small group work: | | |

| |Simple sentences/complex sentences | |Peer assessment |Computer/paper writing frames |

| | |Students create example texts using key vocabulary (could be| | |

| |(link to vocational work) |appropriate to vocational subject) | | |

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| | |Features of simple and complex sentences | | |

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| | |Revision of appropriate tense and punctuation. | | |

|13. |Proof reading skills: |Group discussion and activity on: |Q and A |Whiteboard, pens, dictionaries, |

| | | | |Proofreading checklist |

| |Technical and commonly used words are spelled|Importance of developing independent proofreading skills- |Note taking skills | |

| |correctly |Relevance to course work | | |

| |Complex sentences are used and formed |Relevance to personal life |Accurate proof-reading checklist | |

| |correctly | | | |

| |Subject – verb agreement |Devise and use personal proof- reading checklist covering |Worksheets | |

| |Punctuation is correctly and appropriately |key areas | | |

| |used | | | |

| |Paragraphing |Pair- work identifying and correcting errors in written | | |

| | |texts |Peer assessment | |

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|14. |Revision week |Revision activities based on requests from students |Students to update ILPs based on achievement and | |

| | | |understanding so far | |

|15. |Structure and requirement of FS tests |Group discussion on format of FS test. |Q and A |FS standards, |

| | | | |Whiteboard, pens |

| |Re-cap of knowledge of FS standards |Analyse key and technical vocabulary |Take notes | |

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| | | |Quiz on key vocabulary | |

|16. |FS test preparation |Group discussion: | |Past papers |

| | |Personal observations/feelings about the paper |Tutor feedback | |

| |Group analysis of past papers and mark scheme|rigour of mark scheme | | |

| | | |Tutor observation | |

| | |Students to identify/discuss personal barriers to completing| | |

| | |test paper: | | |

| | |i.e. time keeping |Student feedback | |

| | |language barriers | | |

| | |planning and drafting work | | |

|17. |FS test preparation |Individual work: | Tutor observation |Past papers |

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| |Individual completion of past papers |Students to complete past papers under exam conditions | | |

| |FS test preparation |Recap on requirements of mark scheme | |Past papers |

|18. | | |Tutor observation on understanding and accuracy of |Mark schemes |

| |Peer marking of test papers | |marking |ILPs |

| | |Students to swap and mark papers observing mark scheme | | |

| | |requirements |Accurate completion of test paper | |

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| | | |Peer feedback | |

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| | | |Tutor feedback | |

|19. |Revision |Preparation and discussion of revision activities |Tutor feedback and observation | |

| |(to complete as often as necessary) | | |ILPs |

| | |Students to research and complete activities based on |Accurate identification and completion of assessment |Computers |

| |Students to discuss, identify and revisit |learning needs |activities |Personalised worksheets |

| |subject areas of personal difficulty | | | |

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