Identify common sources of information (a) Understand that different sources of information are designed for different uses, e.g. a newspaper, a directory, listings (b) Understand that similar information can be found in different sources and presented in different ways (c) Know the conventions of simple tabular formats (d) Understand that sources can be electronic as well as paper based, e.g. Teletext, websites (e) Understand that reading for information often involves locating specific details, rather than reading a whole text

Job adverts

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Wed, 2014-10-01 10:40

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.4

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services, Gardening & Horticulture, Painting Decorating & DIY, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

This is a series of short job ads for a hotel (+ one for a school caretaker). Simple language and uncluttered layout..
Good for introduction to language of employment. I have used these with E1 to E3 and they work well as a differentiated resource

Higher levels can gauge implict information, especially for the school caretaker advert in writing covering application letters to include attributes such as working with children, being trustworthy and reliable etc)

Week's TV Listings

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Sat, 2010-10-23 15:38

Literacy: Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.7, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E3.4

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

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

The Cardigan

Submitted by New Leaf Books on Fri, 2009-08-28 17:25

Literacy: Fiction, Ww/E3.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E2.4, Rt/E3.8, SLc/E2.4, SLlr/E1.5, Wt/E2.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3

The Cardigan is a set of professionally written resources based on the popular reader from New Leaf Books

Includes imagery, speaking & listening, symbols, spelling (changing y to an i) and memory skills. Encourages readers to get the most out of the book.

Types of Text: Social Signs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.2, Rt/E2.2, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E3.2

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Fabulous introduction with lots of pictures and points for group discussion making this suitable for Milestone 8 – Entry 3.
Please also see (below) the Social Signs Quiz created by Heidi Grififn to complement this resource.

Different types of text PPTs

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

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.

Instant Pink Whip!

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Sun, 2006-03-26 17:12

Pre-entry: Rtc/M7.3, Rtc/M8.3

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Flash cards, Hands-on / practical activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

A great project for preEntry – Entry 2. Make the instant dessert, read and sequence instructions, match images to key word and more!

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