Rt/L2.2

Identify the purpose of a text and infer meaning which is not explicit (a) Understand that different kinds of text have different purposes, that texts can have more than one purpose, and that the real purpose of some texts can be different from the explicitly stated purpose (b) Understand that format, structure, vocabulary and style provide clues to the purpose of a text (c) Understand that the relevance of a text depends on the reader's purpose as well as the purpose of the text

Talking Turkeys

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Thu, 2007-12-06 17:17

Literacy: Speak clearly and appropriately, Rt/L2.2, Engage in Discussion

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Christmas

Level: L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Teaching idea

A transcript and video link to a performance of Benjamin Zephaniah’s great poem. Great for discussion of language, dialect and oral performance and for Level 2 reading – inferring meaning, etc.

Types of text - What am I?

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Wed, 2007-05-30 13:48

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.

Types of text drag & drop worksheet

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Sun, 2007-04-29 17:18

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 17:18

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 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.

Descriptive non-fiction texts

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2005-05-18 14:02

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.

Looking at letters

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2005-02-05 01:00

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 14:02

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 14:02

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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