Rt/L1.2

Recognise how language and other textual features are used to achieve different purposes, e.g. to instruct, explain, describe, persuade (a) Understand that choice of language and textual features reflect the purpose of a text (b) Know that different types of text use different sorts of language, structural and presentational devices (c) Understand that readers can choose different sorts of texts to read for pleasure, depending on their tastes and interests, e.g. imaginative texts (stories, novels, poems), factual texts (biographies, travel writing, information texts)

Looking at junk mail

Submitted by Karen Gaynor on Mon, 2007-11-12 16:18

Literacy: Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

A great hands-on fill-in activity where learners are asked to inspect a range of leaflets and note down emotive language, textual features, images, etc.

Purpose of text hexagonal jigsaw

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Wed, 2007-10-17 16:18

Literacy: Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: L1

An original and thought provoking 24 piece hexagonal jigsaw puzzle where pairs or small groups of learners must match examples of text (e.g. novel, board game rules, bus timetable) to their main purpose (e.g. descriptive, instructional, informative, persuasive). Use for revision or as an ice breaker or starter activity. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle.

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Types of text - What am I?

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Wed, 2007-05-30 12:48

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.3, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Useful card game for consolidation and revision. Students must describe the features, layout and style of different texts.

Fire instructions?

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Wed, 2007-05-30 12:46

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.

Types of text drag & drop worksheet

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Sun, 2007-04-29 16:18

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.3, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2

Resource type: Interactive worksheet

Level: E3, L1, L2

Interactive worksheet. Drag the features of instructive and persuasive texts to the correct area. Use with the related handout (see below) which also includes an answer sheet.

Types of text - student handout

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Sun, 2007-04-29 16:18

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.3, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Types of text – student handout that explains the layout and language features of instructive and persuasive texts. Use with the related drag and drop worksheet (see below).

Fact and opinion

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Sat, 2007-01-13 16:19

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 16:19

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.

Produce a non fiction text

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2006-10-03 12:08

Literacy: Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, SLlr/E3.2, SLlr/L1.2, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.4

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A great series of reading, writing and listening resources that includes: difference between fiction and non fiction, sorting out facts and opinions (with 3 related activities), researching the web to extract facts (with fill in sheets) and turn these into statements to be used in guessing game.

Happy Holidays

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-09-17 16:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.2, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive presentation, Shared text, Writing frame

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
PowerPoint
Start by looking at postcards. Then learn about compound words and write a group postcard (followed by individual ones). Move on to look at adjectives and the persuasive language of holiday advertisements (inc. working out unfamiliar vocabulary) and finish by writing your own hotel adverts.
Happy Holidays extra resources
To accompany the Happy Holidays PowerPoint.

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