Writing: text focus (composition)

Composition

Email writing frames for Functional English

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2012-09-05 15:23

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing frame

A set of 9 email templates / writing frames for all levels.
Long ones, short ones, plain ones, shaded ones, some with proof reading tips, one with a focus on using conjunctions. Pick and choose to suit your learners.

With a useful Functional English mapping chart listing all the coverage and range writing statements for each level from E1 – L2.

Literacy: General literacy / English, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Business & Money management, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

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

A functional skills practice writing task for English at E3-L2. Learners write to the Bayfords, recent winners of the £148m Euro Millions jackpot, suggesting what they could spend the money on to help others (or themselves!).

Could be linked to maths: examining costs, interest, odds of winning etc.

Functional Writing prompts

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2012-04-23 13:42

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Writing prompts

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

A set of Power Point slides to get Functional Skills students writing.
I use it towards the end of lessons to get them doing some free writing and to demonstrate whatever they have been working on in the lesson.
Ideas include: smoking, binge drinking, pets, tattoos, Christmas, mobile phones, changing laws, cars and more!

Shipwreck! Functional English writing task

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2012-03-14 13:01

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1

Aimed at E3-L1 Functional Skills groups but could be used with higher / lower levels and adult literacy groups. It should generate plenty of discussion, too! A scaffolded step by step approach helps learners discuss, plan and draft their writing.

A PowerPoint presentation supplements the task sheet. There are facts and pictures to generate interest and to help students recognise some of the dangers involved.

Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

A practice exam question based on the style of Edexcel functional skills writing exam questions. Ideal for motor vehicle students.

One task for L1/L2 (formal letter) and one for E3 (letter) which also has a writing frame. Both tasks are on the subject of proposed changes to the driving test and driving laws for new drivers.

Texting 'health risk' for teenagers

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2012-01-04 14:43

Literacy: Rt/L2.1, Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website. This article would interest learners with teenage children.
There is a comprehension exercise and vocabulary exercises on antonyms and synonyms. Learners are also invited to write their views. Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Is 'working from home' a skive?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2012-01-04 13:45

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rt/E2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A set of exercises based around an article from the BBC News website during the adverse weather of 2010.
There are multiple choice comprehension questions, together with exercises on apostrophes, vocabulary and synonyms and anagrams. The learner is then asked to write his/her views.

New Year: history and resolutions

Submitted by Shellyanne Graham on Tue, 2012-01-03 15:32

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Writing: text focus (composition)

ESOL: ESOL Writing: text focus (composition), ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/L1.1a

Free tags: New Year

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This is an activity on New Year. It was written for an E3 ESOL class but could be adapted for E2 fairly easily too. There is a reading comprehension, a group activity, writing practice and also an optional cut-up “top Ten” resolutions activity.

I haven’t done a lesson plan to go with the resources as I think they could be easily adapted and used in different ways.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.7, Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L2

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

A series of challenging reading questions and writing activities based on three texts about the fast food industry.
Makes an ideal revision activity for Level 2 Functional Skills English. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

People spend half their waking hours daydreaming

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2011-12-20 18:01

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
The article concerns a survey conducted by iPhone. There is a comprehension exercise, an exercise involving the identification of spelling errors and a synonym exercise. The learner is also asked to write their views. Useful for those working towards the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

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