Understand and use organisational features to locate information, e.g. contents, index, menus (a) Understand that organisational features occur in different places within a text (b) Understand the purpose of different organisational features and know that they work at different levels of detail

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet. Can also of course be used for normal classwork , revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Based on an article on Pancake Day events in a recent edition of the Evening Standard. Includes restaurants, pancake races, charity events and competitions.

Formula One 2013 Circuits exercise

Submitted by Sue Cawdron on Sun, 2013-09-29 19:48

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

This is an exercise designed to have learners find particular information in a table. They then have to enter some information on circuit details forms – they also have to use an atlas or similar to identify the correct national flag for each circuit.

This is a popular resource for all-male classes where they already may have an interest in Formula One. It can make a great classroom display as well.

Hairdressing resources for E3-L1

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Thu, 2009-07-09 17:25

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.3, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L1.3

Literacy: Writing, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A great set of literacy and numeracy resources based on making appointments. Includes blank and filled appointment sheets, treatment price list (with accompanying questions) and a short writing activity. Ideal for working with money and time. Also involves scanning text.

Holiday brochure appetiser

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Thu, 2008-09-11 16:52

Literacy: Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.6, Rt/L2.7

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Teaching idea, Warm-up

A great warm-up activity. Students work in pairs to find information in holiday brochures. Easily adapted for your own brochures. Covers scanning, organisational features, detailed reading, etc. at E3-L2.

Literacy: Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.9, Rw/E3.4

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Great way to practise using alphabetical order (and maps) to locate information. Note – probably best for those that live in the Wolverhampton area and requires a local AtoZ map (but the idea could easily be adapted for any area).

Produce a non fiction text

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2006-10-03 13:08

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.

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.

The Commonwealth

Submitted by Neil Hardy on Sat, 2005-11-26 14:01

Literacy: Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/E3.9, Rt/L1.1, SLlr/L1.2, Ws/E3.3, Ws/L1.3

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

A set of resources for E3/L1 literacy and ESOL. Includes a shared text for reading comprehension, punctuation exercise and a web quest.

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