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)

Hired or Fired

Submitted by Jodie Travis on Fri, 2006-07-14 16:18

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L2.1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Hired or Fired is a lesson plan for E3- L2 based loosely on ‘The Apprentice’ TV show. Timed differentiated plan covering purpose of text, writing a persuasive advertisement and planning a newspaper article using a graphic organiser (using Maureen Prowse’s graphic organiser – see below).
Includes plan, task sheet and images. Now with blank spaces to allow you to fill in the name of your own local shopping centre etc rather than use Mocha Parade in Salford.

Different types of text PPTs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 16:12

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
Not a new resource.

Descriptive non-fiction texts

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2005-05-18 13:02

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

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

Tutor notes, student hand-out (L1/2) about objective v subjective (persuasive) descriptions, reading activity on fact and opinion (in Estate Agent ads) with fill-in sheet, and lots of writing ideas. An ideal companion to our Estate Agents writing frame and the other popular resources in our Chomwell Green series. Originally used for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002.

Purpose of text L1 questions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2005-03-06 00:00

Literacy: Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: L1

12 multiple choice questions based on six different short texts (most from past papers) specially selected or adapted to be used for revision of purpose and form of text. Also useful for homework or for displaying with a data projector.

Looking at letters

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2005-02-05 00:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L2.4, Wt/L2.5

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Take a detailed look at the purpose, intended audience and language of letters. Fill-in worksheet, teachers’ notes, follow up ideas. Use as preparation for individual letter writing (see ‘letter writing ideas’ below).

Estate Agents Ads and Holiday cottages

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2002-03-22 13:02

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

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Shared text

A shared text for group work. Two houses for sale and a garage (all based on real Estate Agents’ ads – the garage description is rather amusing!). Plus a detailed description of a holiday cottage. Use for: studying fact – opinion, adjectives, descriptive – persuasive language, preparation for group or individual writing projects. Originally used as preparation for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002. Best printed and enlarged to A3 – give each student a copy and encourage annotation, underlining, highlighting etc. One of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Chomwell Green house for sale

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2002-01-26 13:02

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Chomwell Green is a picture prompt for shared group writing at any level. Originally used as an overhead transpareny for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002 but could also be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. With teaching ideas and sample texts showing the use of positive and negative adjectives. One of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

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