NALA – Write On
This is NALA’s interactive website to help people improve their reading, writing and numbers skills online. The content is pitched at FETAC Level 2 and Level 3. Users can study at the own pace and in their own time to improve their skills or get a national qualification.
Worksheets and video clips from NALA’s Read Write Now, Really Useful Guide and Written Off series are on this site. Very useful if you are looking for something in particular from the Read Write Now Books or would like to watch an instruction video.
Information related to the RTE programmes on Literacy. Printable and online exercises.
Literacy tools are for adults who would like to improve their spelling, reading, writing, number and computer skills.
This website has lots of useful Tutor resources and guidelines, including information on local services and a Tutor Forum.
This section of the BBC Skillwise website will explain the sounds of English, recognising letters and words, skimming and scanning, reading and understanding.
BBC Skillswise offers free maths resources, including explanations, videos, quizzes and games. It is designed primarily for tutors to use as a resource, selecting activities for their learners. However, many tutors have shown their learners how to use it and navigate around it to learn and practice.
Handwriting, filling in a form, writing a letter
For working on a variety of spelling games and printable worksheets.
Family Learning UK
Here you will find lots of information and links to useful resources to explain various aspects of the UK school curriculum.
Clare Family Learning Resource Pack was published in 2000 to support parents helping their children's emerging literacy and numeracy skills. As courses were piloted, research carried out and resources published, the Clare Family Learning Project became nationally renowned for its programmes, training and materials.
This site offers three interactive activities to help work out the time and understand time. The interface is adult friendly. Activities include: Telling the time, AM or PM and the 24 hour clock.
Free, customisable templates for practising numeracy skills. Designed to be used in a blended approach to learning, they provide tutors with an additional resource to enhance classroom delivery. http://llu.rkl.org.uk.peppermint.arvixe.com/
This website provides lots of maths materials and puzzles.
Maths Challenge is a site providing a wide range of maths questions and tasks on everything from ‘what is a prime number’ to rectangle construction. Users can email a maths challenge or questions to the site.
This site is here to help anyone who is looking for simple answers to basic questions about money. We have 7 money related topics on the left. When you click on a topic you will be brought to a list of questions we have answers to. All our answers are provided in 2 minute or less videos.
We all use maths everyday, often without realising it. We estimate time, use money, plan journeys, garden, carry out DIY, shop and cook. All these involve maths! Click on some of the resources here to test your knowledge and find out more about everyday maths topics.
The Maths4Life project promotes active learning in mathematics. It has produced numerous resources that can be downloaded from here.
Ideas and worksheets that make real life maths more visible.
It is well known that English spelling is very hard. Are you one of the many people who had problems with spelling at school? If so, Spellzone could help you improve your spelling.
Play Spell Me Right (TM) which is a spelling bee like word scramble game. Your goal is to figure out correct word spellings. This is one of the most popular word game on Android Market, and it is free without any annoying ads. If you love word scramblers, spelling bee, crosswords, scrabble, word search, hangman, or other word games, you'll love this amazingly fun game.
This new website Words for Life gives you an idea of what communication milestones your baby and child might reach as they grow. There are ideas for fun activities you can do together to help your children develop their skills.
Look Cover Write Check method of learning a new word.
WordTalk is a free text to speech plugin. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate.
Various ways to help with spelling
Students watch a video introducing each lesson, then listen to the audio file in each lesson that corresponds to the text. All of the instructions, all of the information, all of the drills necessary for a student to master the reading and spelling process are presented in a tightly-structured format. Students proceed one-lesson-at-a-time through all 644 online lessons and complete the over 400 worksheets embedded within our online curriculum.
The materials found on this website are all the handmade product of members of the Read Theory team. The team consists of a handful of professional writers and educators, many of whom have received advanced degrees, are published authors and award winning teachers.
About the site: This site contains a lot of tutor resources and advice. It has a comprehensive selection of resources for all skills and all levels. There is a range of beginner lesson plans and tips for teaching grammar as well as a comprehensive ESOL support section with a piece on how to integrate IT into ESOL classes. Students and practitioners need to register to use, but it’s free. Who is it for?
This has plenty of excellent virtual activities on it. Shopping at the market is a good one for low levels. Students can operate a lift and put the right change in a shopkeeper’s hand. The themes, such as friends, food and drink and neighbourhood are very topical and there are virtual activities on every theme covered. There are teacher’s notes accompanying each unit. Who is it for? ESOL practitioners and students
Islands Voices holds over 150 online ESOL listening recordings (including authentic speech interviews) and 75 video clips all CEFR-referenced (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), with transcripts and listed by theme and language content in 4 online PDF catalogues. The documentary clips give a plain language introduction to a topic or event and are complemented with more challenging authentic speech interviews.
About the site: This is a huge resource which is full of worksheets, lesson plans, resources and tips for all aspects of ESOL. There is an automatic gap-fill exercise generator which is easy to create and print off. There are a large range of articles on listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, games and teaching resources. On the ‘Learn English’ section of the site there’s a lot of video content with ‘real world English’ and plenty of listening activities and exercises.
This is an excellent self-study site with audio, video, lesson plans and worksheets. It’s particularly good for pronunciation, idiomatic English and day-to-day English for the workplace. It has up-to-date news and sports stories with reports from around the world on a broad range of subjects. Tasks reinforce good learning strategies for listening with good pre-task exercises. Who is it for? ESOL students and practitioners.
Puzzles & Wordsearches
For making word searches, crosswords and other puzzles.
Interactive Literacy and Numeracy
This website stands out amongst the rest in terms of ease of use and rich multimedia content. The website is games based so it is quick and fun.
www.literature.org – Website where you can find a variety ofstories
www.toolsforenglanish.com – Paste your story into this website and you will be able to create wordsearches, cloze sentences, questions and answers.
A website packed full of fun activities to help children learn every day.
Khan Academy is an award winning site with numerous demonstrations of how to practice maths, science and finance exercises. There are thousands of videos on everything from arithmetic to banking and money. This site is ideal for independent learners.
The Skills Workshop provides free adult literacy and numeracy resources.
Free presentation in powerpoint format and free interactive activities
Up to date information on any imaginable topic. The language can be a bit technical and difficult for literacy students. It may help to use the information but simplify the text.
Up to date information on any imaginable topic in video form. Use it to listen and learn about a topic, then write a summary with the student. With a little creativity it has great potential: learn about ‘Phonics’ ‘How to cut hair’ or ‘Repair a car’.
Programme can be downloaded for free. Aimed at improving reading and spelling using high frequency words. Literacy Programme Part 1, 2, 3
Basic level worksheets that deal with social justice issues.
Increases readability for readers with dyslexia.
Time and Date
Create your own calendar. Good site for numeracy.
Literacy in Ireland
In the past literacy was considered to be the ability to read and write. Today the meaning of literacy has changed to reflect changes in society and the skills needed by individuals to participate fully in society. It involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and using everyday technology to communicate and handle information.
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