Skim read title, headings and illustrations to decide if material is of interest (a) Understand that many texts are not meant to be read from end to end (b) Know that different features of a text provide clues to its contents, and that illustrations contribute to meaning

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/E3.9

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3

Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English interactive PowerPoint presentation on scanning, skimming, reading for detail and using images in text.
Includes a paired work activity on screen 9 for which you’ll need a range of texts including plenty of dictionaries, depending on you class size.

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/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Reading comprehension

A great way of improving reading skills whilst learning important health and safety information. With a useful reading tips handout.

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.

Holiday brochure reading strategies

Submitted by Leanne Lloyd on Tue, 2006-02-14 17:12

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

Resource type: Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Interesting and topical practice with skimming and scanning. Step by step activities to follow, fill in chart and extension work. All you need is a selection of holiday brochures.

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