Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Comprehension

St. George's Day Literacy / Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-04-07 18:30

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E2.3, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.2, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, St George's Day

Context: History

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Psychic octopus predicts World Cup result

Submitted by David Pike on Fri, 2010-07-09 22:12

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A reading activity based on a topical news story that is bound to prompt class discussion! Includes comprehension and vocabulary questions.

Ask Anne - sharing a problem

Submitted by Anne Candan on Mon, 2010-06-07 22:22

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Writing, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

A great set of functional English tasks based on an ‘agony aunt’ letter from someone who wants to lose weight (tutors should therefore use their discretion before using this resource).
Reading comprehension, discussion and a scaffolded writing task (with writing frame). Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E1-2 Functional English.

Housework

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Mon, 2010-05-31 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E1.1, Writing: text focus (composition)

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Writing: text focus (composition), ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Humour

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Writing prompts

Level: M8, E1, E2

Housework videoHousework videoHousework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB).

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Written for a GCSE English class but is equally suitable for Level 2 Literacy. Various tasks based on a transcript of a speech about education cuts (in 2010).
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).
Contributed by Rebecca Galbraith, Rose Veitch and Rachel Emmett.

Literacy: General literacy / English, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 2 Literacy test based on a student union magazine article about education cuts.
12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, tone, punctuation, etc. These are followed by 5 non-multiple choice questions which include a writing task, persuasive writing techniques, and summarising.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).
Contributed by Rachel Emmett and Rose Veitch

Stop using 'Dearie',

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, spelling, and a writing task.

Pupils' behaviour has worsened

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Organic food has 'no health benefits'

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Organic food no benefitOrganic food no benefitA comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, and a writing task.

Swearing reduces pain

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension, vocabulary questions and a writing task.

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