Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Comprehension

Diversity - Britain's got Talent

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Sat, 2009-06-06 16:25

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

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Based on the 2009 winners of the popular TV show and covers reading comprehension, vocabulary and alphabetical ordering.

Woman in jail over virtual murder

Submitted by Michael Garen on Wed, 2009-06-03 16:25

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC news report (Oct 08) about a computer game. 15 questions (ideal for teenagers) covering general comprehension and vocabulary.

Giant Lego man on the beach

Submitted by Michael Garen on Wed, 2009-06-03 16:25

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC news report (Oct 08). 12 questions covering general comprehension and vocabulary.

Do you have a favourite...?

Submitted by John Thompson A on Wed, 2009-05-27 16:25

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

ICT: General ICT resources

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Sport

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1

A set of 3 web research task sheets. Choose between rugby team, football team or favourite singer / group. Provides practice in web research, skimming, scanning and reading comprehension.

Under fives get learning goals

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2008-09-03 15:52

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

Context: Education

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical comprehension activity based on a 2008 BBC news report. Writing task, 12 multiple choice spelling questions, vocabulary / synonyms and comprehension true / false questions.

British adults fear youngsters

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2008-09-03 15:52

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A series of true / false comprehension questions and a dictionary / vocabulary exercise – based on a 2006 BBC news report.

2012 stadium

Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2008-09-02 15:52

Numeracy: Number

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Sport

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Warm-up

Level: L1

A short article with multiple choice questions and ideas for discussion. Several of the questions also require general L1 numeracy skills with time and large numbers, making this a good all round starter activity.

Cowes Week

Submitted by Jeanette Edwards on Tue, 2008-09-02 15:52

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An illustrated text accompanied by a wonderful set of varied Entry 3 – Level 1 questions. These cover so many reading elements (also spelling) that the resource could almost be used as a diagnostic assessment tool. Includes comprehension, prefixes/suffixes, compound words, dictionary and vocabulary work, sentences and punctuation.

Love assignment

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Tue, 2008-08-26 15:53

Literacy: Fiction, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Poetry

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Wordle

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Based on a short story, Highland Fling by Maureen Brannigan, from “Sexy Shorts for the Beach” edited by Victoria Kirwan-Taylor (Accent Press). However some of the writing and poetry extension activities could be used without reading the short story. Not just for romantics – the writing assignment might also cause great hilarity! Covers all Level 2 writing elements and many Level 2 reading elements (main points, research, summarise information, etc.).

When was Caesar's Brit invasion?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 15:53

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Ws/L2.4, Ww/L2.1

Context: History

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Covers general comprehension – focusing on ‘recognising the main points’, along with vocabulary/synonyms, spelling and punctuation.

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