Recognise the different purposes of texts at this level (a) Understand that different texts have different purposes, e.g. to explain, inform, instruct, entertain

Make a Terrarium Functional English and ICT

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Wed, 2011-03-30 17:16

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: E2

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

May Day for E1-2

Submitted by Christine Robinson on Tue, 2008-04-22 16:53

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1, Rt/E1.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.4, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E1.1, Ws/E1.2

Free tags: May Day

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful set of reading materials for Entry 1-2. Short illustrated text about May Day traditions followed by 2 pages of comprehension exercises. Plus May Day poster, letter and calendar for further reading and purpose of text work.

Fire instructions?

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Wed, 2007-05-30 13:46

Literacy: Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.3, Rt/L1.2

Context: Health and safety

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

For re-ordering, comprehension and looking at the layout and features of instructive texts.

Fact and opinion

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Sat, 2007-01-13 17:19

Literacy: Rt/E2.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Engage in Discussion

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A multi-sensory set of resources and a great follow up to our ever-popular Chomwell Green resources.
Discuss and decide which statements are facts and which are opinions, then complete the worksheet sheet in pairs. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Purpose and audience

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Sat, 2007-01-13 17:19

Literacy: Rt/E2.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2

Free tags: Family learning

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Warm-up

Purpose and audience task sheets provide a good ice breaker for mixed ability and family literacy groups and make for easy differentiation as learners choose their own texts to work with.

Non fiction book review

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:11

Literacy: Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.4, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.8, Rt/E3.9

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Writing frame

Two versions of a planner / writing frame (one is more detailed than the other) that encourage learners to look critically at non-fiction information books – looking out for features such as illustrations, headings, glossaries etc. and extracting interesting facts.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Types of Text: Social Signs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.2, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.2

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Fabulous introduction with lots of pictures and points for group discussion making this suitable for Milestone 8 – Entry 3.
Please also see (below) the Social Signs Quiz created by Heidi Grififn to complement this resource.

Different types of text PPTs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A series of 3 presentations designed to help learners work with different types of text and uderstand purpose and audience.
1. Introduction. What is a text? Where do we find texts? A great presentation that really involves the audience.
2. Part 1. What is the purpose of a text? Who are you writing for? What style will you use? How will you write it? What with? Another great presentation that builds upon the introductory PPT.
3. Part 2. The different purposes of text. Looks at information, instructions, entertainment, persuasion and more!

Editor’s note
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