Rt/L1.4

Use organisational and structural features to locate information, e.g. contents, index, menus, subheadings, paragraphs (a) Understand that different kinds of text have different structural and organisational features, e.g. contents, index, menus, chapters, sections, folders and files on a computer and web pages on the internet (b) Understand that different kinds of text require different methods of navigation, e.g. encyclopaedia in book form, links in hypertext, folders and files on a computer drive

Layout and text features - card match

Submitted by Nigel Henry on Thu, 2015-12-17 07:36

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L2.6

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: L1, L2

A L1/L2 Functional English card match resource. Serves as a tactile supplement/plenary for the recognition of text and layout features assessed at Level 1/2. Colour coded to aid learners in organising the columns, this resource allows learners to place the layout feature next to its descriptor and layout effect.

Features of different styles of texts

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Sun, 2012-09-30 13:07

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L2.6

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A worksheet designed to draw together all the features which identify different types of documents or texts such as emails, webpages, letters and leaflets.

I designed this a recap and to create a revision document for my learners doing Functional Skills English at Levels 1 & 2.

Chinese customs

Submitted by Philip Mansfield on Sun, 2012-04-29 13:36

Literacy: Rs/L2.1, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.7, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level 1 / Level 2 resource for literacy students exploring Chinese customs. This has proved to be a popular resource with my students. Includes: reading, dictionary work, comprehension and grammatical knowledge with a fun part where learners find their Chinese horoscope animal.

Holiday brochure appetiser

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Thu, 2008-09-11 15:52

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.

Love Heart Literacy assignment

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2008-02-04 15:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.7, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4, Ws/E2.2, Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Smarties & Love Hearts

Context: History, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Covers alphabetical ordering, adjectives, reading comprehension, sentences and web research for E2-L2.

*Sadly the original background history (on which the comprehension is based) is no longer available on the Swizzels Matlow or Love Heart sites.

Evaluating supermarket web sites

Submitted by Jennifer Williamson on Tue, 2007-06-19 12:43

Literacy: Rt/L1.4, Rt/L2.6

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Your task is to set up a new web site for ‘Blackwell Supermarkets’ but you need to check out the competition first! Encourage your learners to use and evaluate organisational features of web pages. 4 questionnaires (with tailored questions) for Tesco, Aldi, Morrisons and Asda.

The Renaissance

Submitted by Lisa Roberts on Fri, 2007-01-05 16:19

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.6, Rt/L2.7

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project

The Renaissance is a handy web research and reading worksheet for art students (Literacy or Functional Skills).

Amir Khan Biography comprehension

Submitted by Saul Pope on Tue, 2006-10-24 16:11

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Ws/L1.1

Context: Sport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Provides valuable practice in skimming, scanning and reading in detail for Level 1 learners.

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.

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