Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information (a) Understand that there are different ways of reading for different purposes (b) Understand that skimming is for getting the general gist, while scanning is for locating information (c) Understand that specific information is obtained through detailed reading

Chinese customs

Submitted by Philip Mansfield on Sun, 2012-04-29 14:36

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.


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.

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.

London Tube

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2008-02-11 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.9, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.7a, ESOL Rt/E3.9a, ESOL Rt/L1.5a, ESOL Rt/L1.5b, ESOL Rt/L2.7a

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1, L2

A series of differentiated questions based on the famous London underground map. Great for scanning practice and sparking off further discussion or writing work.
Tube maps can be found at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx

Love Heart Literacy assignment

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2008-02-04 16:53

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.

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.

Premier League numeracy

Submitted by Saul Pope on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, N2/L1.9, N2/L1.1, N1/E3.1, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, N1/L1.5, N2/L1.11

Literacy: Rt/L1.5

Context: Sport

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Premier League numeracy. Makes a great beginning of term activity for mixed ability (E3-L2) groups – especially if the group includes some footie fans!
With lots of questions about the 2007 Premier League table. Covers a range of number elements inc. fractions, tables, percentages and formulae. A small research question is also included that requires learner to find the latest league table.

The Renaissance

Submitted by Lisa Roberts on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

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 17:11

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.

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