Writing: text focus (composition)

Composition

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Winter

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Snow daysSnow daysTopical help (three different texts) with the underpinning skills necessary to achieve Functional English (FE) at L1-L2. Includes reading comprehension, summarising, and writing (a formal email using the provided documents to back up points). With full details of relevant FE criteria.

East is East review

Submitted by Jane Harbord on Sat, 2009-11-14 16:24

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

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension and writing task sheet for E3-L1. If learners also watch the East is East DVD it also provides lots of opportunity to discuss issues of race and culture.

My Christmas v2

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Thu, 2009-11-12 16:24

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E3

Resource type: Writing prompts

Covers planning, drafting and proof reading a letter or a short story about activities over Christmas. This version is adapted especially for learners that spend Christmas in prison (or other places away from friends and family) and has been adapted from the 2008 version from Danielle Dagnall (see below).

Bad hair day

Submitted by Ruth Uprichard on Sun, 2009-11-08 16:24

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A super writing and discussion exercise that gets hairdressing students thinking about the importance of writing clear instructions. Will also spark off other activities as suggested in the accompanying teacher’s notes. Also mapped to Entry 3 Functional English (writing).

Six writing ideas for Level 2

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2009-10-19 16:25

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

Resource type: Writing prompts

Level: L2

A stimulating set of ideas for letter writing (problem parking, TV standards, traffic, nasty neighbours) and essays (being an MP, climate change). Each topic has ideas for discussion (and often planning tips).

Writing ideas for L1-2

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-06 16:25

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

ESOL: ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

A great set of ideas for essay writing – some with ideas for discussion (and often planning tips). Topics are: controversial topics, hero or villain, your neighbourhood, perfect holiday, and visiting a period in time.

Designing a garden

Submitted by Jane Redgrave on Mon, 2009-09-28 16:25

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths, MSS1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.10, MSS2/L2.2, MSS2/L2.3

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

A challenging project where students must research, plan and cost a luxury garden. Includes scale diagrams, money, and shape and space problems (paving slabs). Extension options cover percentages and averages. Great for horticulture students or anyone with an interest in gardening.
Also ideal for L1-2 Functional Maths.
The project also involves web investigation (costs of garden materials) and writing a covering letter (selling the finished garden design) and therefore also covers Functional ICT and Functional English.

Writing prompt cards

Submitted by Sheila Greenman on Thu, 2009-09-17 16:25

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Resource type: Flash cards, Writing prompts

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A lovely set of 24 cards to be used as inspiration for creative writing (E3-L2) or sentence level writing (E1-2). Topics include sport, lottery win, hobbies, summer, beach, school days, and fame.

London

Submitted by Jacqueline Buchanan on Thu, 2009-09-17 16:25

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.5, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

A substantial 3 page text about capital city’s landmarks and tourist attractions. Ideal for students living in or visiting London. Followed by 6 pages of activities including questions, true/false, wordsearch, dictionary and alphabetical order work.

1969 Moon landing literacy pack

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Tue, 2009-07-21 16:25

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A great selection of reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling activities (includes synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, writing a postcard from the Moon, writing instructions, and more).

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