Writing: text focus (composition)

Composition

Council loses school catchment spying tribunal

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2011-12-20 15:55

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

An article from BBC News on-line.
There is a set of comprehension questions, a homophone exercise and an
anagrams puzzle. There is a short writing task.

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An article based on an on-line BBC News story. There are comprehension questions, along with vocabulary and spelling tasks. The final task is short writing exercise based on the text.

Car Adverts Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-09-15 13:53

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Engage in Discussion

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Comprehension questions, writing and discussion based on car adverts. This resource is suitable for motor vehicle students, or a more general audience.

Learners can discuss the important features of a car advert and the advice they would give their tutor. They can then practice writing their own car adverts (not full sentences). They can also write down the advice they would give their tutor, using full sentences and paying attention to spelling and punctuation.

Typical morning ICT / Literacy task sheet

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-09-02 22:11

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

ICT: Using ICT, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Level: E3

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Very clear, step by step task sheet for E3 ICT / Literacy / ESOL learners.
Enter a given short text into the PC, save and name files, set font size, etc. Then plan, write and proofread a short description about your own morning.

Black History Month - Rosa Parks

Submitted by Marie Scarlett Davis on Sat, 2011-08-27 18:55

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Use reference sources, Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Black History, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension

Topical set of reading comprehension and research tasks written for Black History Month (October) but can be used at any time. Differentiated biographies (one for E3-L1, one for L1-L2) of Rosa Parks, known as “the mother of the civil rights movement”, with related comprehension, discussion and vocabulary tasks. There is also a cloze exercise and a timeline research task.

Black History Month - Claudia Jones

Submitted by Maudine Morris on Tue, 2011-07-19 21:56

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Use reference sources, Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Black History, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A beautifully prepared E3-L1 literacy workbook. Produced to be used during Black History month (October) at Bolton College but can be used at any time. The main text is derived from Kwesi Bacchra’s review of “Claudia Jones, a life in exile” by Marika Sherwood.
Exercises include reading comprehension, correcting spellings, dictionary and alphabetical order work, abbreviations, research and creative writing.

Percy Hargreaves - stickler for literacy

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-06-16 18:54

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Humour

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Pass Percy’s three point test and then complete his informative and persuasive writing tasks!

You're hired!

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Sat, 2011-06-04 16:44

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Present information, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts

This is an adapted and expanded version of Jodie Travis’ ‘Hired or Fired’ resource which is of course based on the popular TV show “The apprentice”. I used Jodie’s resource last year with a really big group, getting them to create a poster to ‘sell’ Manchester. I added some more ‘Apprenticey’ bits in, such as getting them to pitch their ideas at the front of the class after they’d made the posters, and it worked really well.

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Five contextualised tasks – ideal for embedding Functional English in catering courses. Tasks include writing an advert, a proof reading exercise, designing a menu and writing a formal business letter. With teaching tips and mapped to E3-L2 Functional English writing.

Yesterday's Tomorrow's World L2 writing

Submitted by Paul Dickinson on Mon, 2011-05-23 17:33

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Engage in Discussion

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Writing prompts

Set of challenging L2 discussion, writing (and even movie production!) tasks. Particularly suitable for older learners who remember the Tomorrow’s World TV show and/or technology lovers. A link to the BBC video archive is included. Writing tasks include informal and formal letters and a persuasive essay.

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