Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Comprehension

What happens to ice falling from planes?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 21:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L1

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, spelling task and vocabulary / synonym exercises.

Giant meat-eating plant discovered

Submitted by Kathryn Galara on Sat, 2010-01-30 21:14

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L2

A Level 2 text with vocabulary, comprehension, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and summarising questions.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Winter

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Snow daysSnow daysTopical help (three different texts) with the underpinning skills necessary to achieve Functional English (FE) at L1-L2. Includes reading comprehension, summarising, and writing (a formal email using the provided documents to back up points). With full details of relevant FE criteria.

Christmas Trees

Submitted by Sarah Seddon on Thu, 2009-11-12 16:24

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Christmas

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A Level 1 text with comprehension questions and lots of useful homophone / vocabulary revision.

Britain's Brickies

Submitted by Grace Labode on Sat, 2009-10-24 16:24

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

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of comprehension questions and dictionary/vocabulary exercises – based on an old 2004 BBC report about the building of Terminal 5.

World champion hairdresser

Submitted by Grace Labode on Fri, 2009-10-23 16:24

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

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of comprehension questions and dictionary / vocabulary exercises – based on a BBC local news report.

Apprentice hairdressers

Submitted by Grace Labode on Fri, 2009-10-23 16:24

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

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of comprehension questions and dictionary / vocabulary exercises – based on a BBC local news report.

Why do CAPITAL LETTERS so annoy us?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-13 16:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rs/L1.2, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L1, L2

Why do CAPITAL LETTERS so annoy us? is a series of comprehension questions and dictionary/vocabulary exercises – based on a BBC news report. Although aimed at L2 the article itself is also useful for covering Rs/L1.2 (understand that certain texts such as text messages and emails may use non-standard or no punctuation).

Obama is President

Submitted by Liz Hodges on Thu, 2009-09-10 16:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E3.3

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical Entry 3 BBC news text (which has an accompanying video) with comprehension questions and dictionary work.

Swine flu L1-2 multiple choice questions

Submitted by Elaine Slingsby on Sat, 2009-06-13 16:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

10 very topical exam style questions based on the UK Government / NHS leaflet released in May 2009.

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