Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Comprehension

Big breakfast aids weight loss

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

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, and 15 multiple choice questions covering reading for detail, vocabulary/synonyms and spelling.

Matron gives modern NHS check-up

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

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, vocabulary matching/synonyms, spelling, and general comprehension questions.

TV's Ramsay 'will keep swearing'

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2008-08-14 15:53

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Multiple choice questions cover general comprehension and spelling. There is also a ‘match-it’ vocabulary question and a related writing task.

Miserable Britons

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2008-08-14 15:53

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, 12 multiple choice questions covering vocabulary/synonyms and a two further sets of questions cover general comprehension and spelling.

'Half of Children' theft victims

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2008-08-12 15:53

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L2

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Covers general comprehension and reading strategies along with following an argument, inference, and vocabulary/synonyms.

Plastic surgery

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-05-17 15:53

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

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Investigation or project, Quiz, Writing prompts

An interesting article, quiz, research and writing task for Level 2 Beauty Therapy / Care students or any Literacy students interested in this topic (originally written for a group of teenagers).

Selecting, highlighting and formatting practice

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Wed, 2007-08-08 16:18

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

ICT: General ICT resources

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Level: E3, L1

Selecting, highlighting and formatting practice – 4 different documents (of varying complexity). A poem about cats; a restaurant menu; information about dogs, cats and trees! (some are also suitable for reading & comprehension work). Two include formatting instructions, others are to be reproduced as closely as possible to practice advanced formatting skills.

Suffixes and SQ3R mind maps

Submitted by Nikki Brown on Sat, 2005-10-22 13:02

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Ww/L2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Mind map, Worksheet or assignment

Suffixes and SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review). Two more wonderful mind maps from Nikki Brown. One summarises spelling rules for adding suffixes and is accompanied by 3 pages of revision worksheets. The second one sums up the SQ3R reading strategy – which can be useful for dyslexia and general reading support.
Please also download the separate answer sheet for the suffix questions.

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