Senior Cycle - Business






Literacy in Business


The Trinity Immigrant Initiative has produced resources for a wide variety of topics as part of the English Language Support Programme.  There are resources for six out of the seven Business Units.  Click below to access the resources for each unit.


Unit 1: People in Business

Unit 2: Enterprise 

Unit 3: Managing 1

Unit 4: Managing 2

Unit 5: Business in Action

Unit 6: Domestic Environment


Teaching Keywords



Students need to encounter new words up to 17 times before they become part of their everyday vocabulary.  Here are 17 ways to ensure students repeat and use keywords often.  Note: although the examples given here are Science based, the methodologies are applicable in all subjects.


Graphic Organisers


Graphic Organisers may help to improve literacy. 

When students are juggling new concepts, a graphic organiser can be an excellent teaching and learning aid.  

Graphic Organisers for Teaching and Learning

Blank Graphic Organisers for class use (with some samples)

Sample Business exercises for use wth Graphic Organisers

Completed Business Graphic Organisers

Blank Graphic Organisers for printing

Template Graphic Organisers for completion by teacher


Useful Posters

Active Listening Poster

Speaking Poster

Oral Presentations

Student presentations can be an excellent way to improve oral literacy.  The Oral Presentation Evaluation form can provide a structure for students to self assess or peer assess.  Alternatively, the teacher can use it to evaluate the student's presentation.

Websites to Improve Literacy

Puzzlemaker Lots of different types of puzzles to make
Wordlearner Crosswords, wordsearches, bingo, matching and more
Wordsearches Make you own wordsearch
Skillwise Educational website to improve literacy and numeracy in adults
Quizlet Flashcards, Games and Tests
Studystack Flashcards, Matching, Crosswords, Tests, Quizzes
Wordle Create your own Word Cloud
Tagxedo Create your own Word Shape
Question Cube Create a question cube using Blooms Taxomony.  First enter your name, then click on "Create your own cube"

Whole School Approach to Literacy

Developing a whole school approach to literacy is key.  Please see below the two presentations which literacy link teachers will have seen at their inservice.  

Literacy Link Day 1

Literacy Resources

The 'Explicit Instruction Model' could be displayed in your classroom. Click here to download.

An outline of the four steps of explicit instruction have also been uploaded.  Click here to download

Resources from Literacy Link workshops


Semantic Map and Peer Teaching

Cooperative and Group Role Cards

Vocabulary Guidelines and Prefixes

Speaking and Listening Checklist

Reading Checklist

Vocabulary Knowledge Checklist

Writing Checklist

Common Greek and Latin Morphemes

Graphic Organisers