Writing: text focus (composition)

Composition

Organic food has 'no health benefits'

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

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Organic food no benefitOrganic food no benefitA comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, and a writing task.

Swearing reduces pain

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

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension, vocabulary questions and a writing task.

Teachers call for ban on homework

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

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

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

Tests raise life extension hopes

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: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about a drug, rapamycin, discovered in the soil of Easter Island. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

UK conductor ends life at clinic

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

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension, vocabulary questions and a writing task.

UK 'could face blackouts by 2016'

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2010-03-15 00:00

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

Based on a 2009 BBC News article. Exercises include comprehension questions, anagrams, vocabulary exercises and a short writing task.

Morris dancing 'extinction' fears

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2010-03-04 21:13

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

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a 2009 BBC news report. 10 multiple choice vocabulary questions, comprehension questions and a writing task.

Cats exploit humans by purring

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 21:13

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

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Cats exploit humans by purring is a comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms and a writing task.

Babysitter or Childminder?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Sat, 2010-02-27 21:13

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about two police officers who were told they had acted illegally after looking after each others children. Three vocabulary / synonym exercises and a short writing task.

Personal statement planner

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Mon, 2010-02-22 21:13

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

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: L2

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

A wonderful, step by step planner based on a real example statement. Takes the learner slowly through each suggested paragraph. Ideal for UCAS applicants, work skills students, Functional English and embedded L2 literacy.

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