Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Comprehension

Primary education 'too narrow'

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

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rt/L2.3

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Primary education ‘too narrow’ is a comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. General comprehension questions and recognising the main points.

Teachers call for ban on homework

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)

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

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

Tests raise life extension hopes

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: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about a drug, rapamycin, discovered in the soil of Easter Island. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

UK conductor ends life at clinic

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.

The wisdom of teenagers

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

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L2.1

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about teenagers and the media. Comprehension and spelling questions.

Morris dancing 'extinction' fears

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2010-03-04 22:13

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

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a 2009 BBC news report. 10 multiple choice vocabulary questions, comprehension questions and a writing task.

More primary pupils miss school

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2010-03-04 22:13

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

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2007 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary / synonyms, anagrams and comprehension questions.

Compulsory social care bill

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, anagram and spelling games.

Borrow a book wherever you are

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 22:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rs/L2.2, Rw/L2.3

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. 12 multiple choice questions covering comprehension, vocabulary and punctuation.

Cats exploit humans by purring

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 22:13

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

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Cats exploit humans by purring is a comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms and a writing task.

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