Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, e.g. skimming, scanning, detailed reading (a) Understand the importance of choosing the best reading strategy for the purpose in terms of time and efficiency (b) Know how to skim for the gist, scan to locate information, and read in detail to select and judge the relevance of specific information (c) Understand the importance of selecting and noting key points for future reference

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.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.7, Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A series of challenging reading questions and writing activities based on three texts about the fast food industry.
Makes an ideal revision activity for Level 2 Functional Skills English. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Amir Khan reading comprehension

Submitted by David Pike on Sun, 2011-07-03 14:35

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rt/L2.7, Wt/L2.7

Context: Sport

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A set of reading comprehension questions – designed to improve scanning skills. Accompanied by a short proof reading exercise. With answers and curriculum mapping.

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.

Easter skimming & scanning

Submitted by Stella Jales on Sun, 2007-03-25 17:18

Literacy: Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.7

Free tags: Easter, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

12 questions on a ‘History of Easter’ text – also covers general comprehension, purpose of text, etc.
Note: you will also need the text from ‘Easter Eggs’ comprehension by Moira Garland (see below).

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).

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