Use implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge, alongside own knowledge and experience of context, to help follow meaning and judge the purpose of different types of text (a) Understand that some grammatical forms and types of word signal the level of formality of a text, e.g. passive verbs, third person, abstract nouns (b) Understand that specific grammatical devices are used to persuade, e.g. deliberate ambiguity, rhetorical questions, repetition

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1

Free tags: adjectives, adverbs, Noiuns, verbs

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Cards to help students recognise what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
They can then play the bingo game or use highlighter pens to identify the different parts of speech in a text.

Chinese customs

Submitted by Philip Mansfield on Sun, 2012-04-29 13:36

Literacy: Rs/L2.1, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.7, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level 1 / Level 2 resource for literacy students exploring Chinese customs. This has proved to be a popular resource with my students. Includes: reading, dictionary work, comprehension and grammatical knowledge with a fun part where learners find their Chinese horoscope animal.

Parts of speech worksheet

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Sat, 2012-04-28 17:10

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

A worksheet that lists all of the most common word types and has space for the learners to enter their own description and their own examples.

To be completed over a number of weeks as each word type is covered and understood. The completed sheets can then be used as a revision tool / personal glossary.

Parts of speech activity

Submitted by Ruth North on Mon, 2011-04-18 18:55

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This activity is in two parts.Firstly, learners should use the cards to match the words to their meanings. Next they should use the fill in worksheet to give an example for each one. Full instructions included.In addition to parts of speech it also includes synonym and homophone terms.

Different types of text

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Mon, 2011-04-11 10:23

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/L2.1, Rs/L2.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

Wonderful high L1 – Level 2 resource which looks at the purposes and sources of a range of texts. Includes: useful handout with example of the four main types of text; discussion and examples of texts with more than one purpose; examples of badly written texts with mixed and confusing purposes; inferred and hidden meanings; writing practice (for four different purposes); re-ordering a long instructional text; and a set of final multiple choice questions to check skills.
Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Passive verb forms

Submitted by Margit Hallam on Mon, 2008-03-03 15:53

Literacy: Rs/L2.1, Ws/L2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L2.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.2a

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide

Passive verb forms is a useful 1 page reference sheet for L1 and L2 ESOL (and tutors).

Parts of Speech

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2006-04-13 16:12

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.2, Ws/L2.3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive presentation, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

An absolutely amazing PowerPoint (created as part of a PGCE assignment). Interactive activities, links and written exercises (these could also be printed as worksheets) plus lots of points for group discussion. Also great for teacher reference / training.

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