Writing: text focus (composition)

Composition

Big breakfast aids weight loss

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 16:53

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, and 15 multiple choice questions covering reading for detail, vocabulary/synonyms and spelling.

Matron gives modern NHS check-up

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Mon, 2008-08-18 16:53

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, vocabulary matching/synonyms, spelling, and general comprehension questions.

TV's Ramsay 'will keep swearing'

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2008-08-14 16:53

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Multiple choice questions cover general comprehension and spelling. There is also a ‘match-it’ vocabulary question and a related writing task.

Miserable Britons

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2008-08-14 16:53

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L1

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Writing task, 12 multiple choice questions covering vocabulary/synonyms and a two further sets of questions cover general comprehension and spelling.

'Snail Mail' blazes slow e-trail

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2008-08-14 16:53

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

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L2

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Covers general comprehension – focusing on ‘recognising the main points’, along with vocabulary/synonyms and writing.

Letter writing task sheets

Submitted by Amanda Burgess on Sun, 2008-07-13 16:53

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

ESOL: ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Written for L2 literacy and ESOL students. Six lively task sheets cover letters of application, holiday enquiries, letters of complaint and more.
The practical, real life aspect also makes this an ideal resource for Functional English.

Earth - an amazing planet

Submitted by Jan Long on Mon, 2008-06-23 16:53

Literacy: Reading, Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing frame

A substantial L2 non-fiction text with some technical vocabulary. It includes many comprehension questions – some short with closed answers, others require critical, thoughtful answers. Summarising and proof reading skills are also covered.
Plus a substantial follow-up writing task with very useful planner and paragraph drafting pages (these could be used for planning and drafting any extensive piece of writing).

Plastic surgery

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-05-17 16:53

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Investigation or project, Quiz, Writing prompts

An interesting article, quiz, research and writing task for Level 2 Beauty Therapy / Care students or any Literacy students interested in this topic (originally written for a group of teenagers).

May Day L1 reading and writing task

Submitted by Christine Robinson on Sun, 2008-04-27 16:53

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

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, May Day

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Based on a news article about the traditional Trade Union rally in London on May 1st. Comprehension questions (inc. dictionary work) followed by a related 3-step (plan, draft, final copy) writing task.

Winter holiday in Lapland writing assignment

Submitted by Marion Crocker on Sat, 2007-12-08 17:17

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Winter, Christmas

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Writing prompts

Covers planning, drafting and proof reading a recount. This is an adapted version of the popular Entry Level Christmas in Lapland assignment (see below). This version is aimed at Entry 3 – Level 2 and gives the writer a choice of format: letter, diary entry or story. This version also removes the Christmas references and can thus be used at any time during the winter months. With a mark sheet for E3, L1 or L2 to allow for differentiated assessment.

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