Writing: text focus (composition)

Composition

Problem page extra handouts for E2-L1

Submitted by Lisa Holland on Mon, 2011-04-18 17:21

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Independent living

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Writing prompts

I created these hand-outs for my Entry 1 to Level 1 learners and used them to accompany Saul Pope’s E3-L2 Problem Page resource (see below for a link to Saul’s resource).

I found the resources very useful for both motivational purposes (all students enjoyed the discussion aspect) and also to inform future planning (all students found it difficult putting pen to paper when writing their response).

The initial hand-out (page 1) is an example problem and response taken from a contemporary magazine.

Future road pricing 'inevitable'

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2011-04-18 09:05

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L1.1

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Based on a 2010 BBC News article about charging motorists per mile. Includes comprehension questions, a true/false exercises and a short writing task where learners must express their own views about the article.

St. George's Day Literacy / Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-04-07 17:30

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E2.3, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.2, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, St George's Day

Context: History

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

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

Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

The quiet life in a child-free village

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2011-03-28 20:44

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Writing: text focus (composition)

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

Based on a 2010 BBC News article about Firhall village in the Scottish Highlands.The exercises include comprehension exercises, anagrams based on different parts of speech, finding alternative vocabulary and a short writing task.

Hysterical, deluded and thoroughly English

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2011-03-28 11:17

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.4, Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Series of L2 tasks based on an article from the BBC News website written after England left the World Cup 2010 competition.
This is a complicated text. The exercises include a comprehension, identifying spelling mistakes and a vocabulary task. There is also a short writing task.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.2, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This is a topical lesson, looking at the Japanese tsunami disaster and its coverage in the media.

It introduces students to identifying facts and opinions. It also allows students to discuss their own views (appropriately) about this disaster. Students are also given the opportunity to write their own newspaper article based around the facts of the events.

The PPT includes links to news videos and is best used in conjunction with the Fact or opinion handout.

Housework

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Mon, 2010-05-31 21:13

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E1.1, Writing: text focus (composition)

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Writing: text focus (composition), ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Humour

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Writing prompts

Level: M8, E1, E2

Housework videoHousework videoHousework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB).

What do the three main parties stand for?

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Sun, 2010-04-25 21:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading, Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Three main UK political partiesThree main UK political partiesA series of reading and writing tasks based on an information text about the three main political parties in the UK. Written to help a group of Entry 3 learners prepare for their Entry 3 literacy tests but also suitable for (and fully mapped to) E3 Functional English.

Stop using 'Dearie',

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 21:13

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, spelling, and a writing task.

Pupils' behaviour has worsened

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 21:13

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

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