Obtain specific information through detailed reading (a) Understand that it is sometimes necessary to read every word, or every word in a relevant section when located

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.

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.

Twilight books / films resource pack

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Thu, 2011-04-07 12:10

Literacy: Fiction, Ww/E3.1, Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E2.2, Ws/E2.1, Functional English - writing

General: Dyslexia support

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Flash cards, Quiz, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

A set of resources, written for an Entry 2-3 literacy group of young adults who were ‘into’ the Twilight books and films.
The resources may also be useful in Functional English classes as they are media based and can be adapted e.g. used as the basis for letter writing to an editor or newspaper, etc.
Includes: article and related quiz/comprehension questions, crossword (including a version with arrows to help dyslexic learners), cloze exercise, plus related word lists/cards for the cloze exercise and crossword.

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction, Rs/E3.3, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Ws/E3.3, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

The third book of Step 4 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.

This story is aimed at Entry 3 readers and continues the story of Jim and Nan people introduced in Steps 1 to 3 (for Entry 1 and 2 readers) – see below for links to these stories.

In this story Jim and Nan finally get the help they need in their garden – but all is not what it seems!


Submitted by Jacqueline Buchanan on Thu, 2009-09-17 17:25

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.5, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

A substantial 3 page text about capital city’s landmarks and tourist attractions. Ideal for students living in or visiting London. Followed by 6 pages of activities including questions, true/false, wordsearch, dictionary and alphabetical order work.

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.

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Autumn Festivals – Entry 3 comprehension questions (also includes alphabetical ordering and dictionary work) based on a short text about autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths. The short text is from the Autumn Apple Cake resource (see below) which you will also have to download.

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.

Dr Who reading practice

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Thu, 2008-05-29 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.7, Rw/E3.4, Rw/L2.3

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical comprehension activity with two sets of differentiated questions (also includes alphabetical ordering) for E3-L1 and L2. Makes a great practice / revision activity before L1-2 exams. Based on a 2008 report on the BBC web site about the executive producer, Russel Davies, stepping down.

Monsters are Real - Entry 3 comprehension

Submitted by Gerry Farrell on Mon, 2008-04-07 16:53

Literacy: Fiction, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An exciting short story specifically written for a school PEP group (post 16, entry level programme) and designed to be fun and interesting (especially for boys) and short enough to be completed in a one hour session (although the extension dictionary/sentence exercises could go on longer). With 9 questions and extension dictionary and sentence activities.

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