Present information in a logical sequence, using paragraphs where appropriate (a) Understand that information is best presented so that the opening clearly signals the subject to the reader, points are organised in a logical order, it is clear how one point relates to another, and the whole makes coherent sense (b) Understand that paragraphs are one way of organising information in continuous text, enabling the main points to be expanded with supporting detail

Purpose of text - Club sandwich instructions

Submitted by Kereen Smith on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:37

Literacy: Ws/L1.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Club sandwich instructionsClub sandwich instructionsThis is a simple activity to get learners used to the concept of writing instructive text. It can be used as an introduction to the topic of ‘Purpose of Text’ and is easily adaptable to different contextualised areas e.g.

Proof reading for Functional English

Submitted by Mrs Rajal Naik on Thu, 2012-09-20 20:18

Literacy: Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Seven proof reading exercises that can be used as warm ups or as a main teaching focus. Each text includes spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Two of the exercises also include paragraphing practice.

The different exercises are designed to expose students to a variety of text formats, giving them an idea of the kind of contextual content and the tone of formality or informality to use and include.

Writing a film review

Submitted by Danielle Nelson on Sun, 2011-07-24 13:19

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Functional English - writing

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Writing frame

Useful one page hint / planning sheet for writing film reviews. Accompanied by planning / log sheets where learners can record their ideas about the events and characters.
With teaching ideas and full mapping to E3-L2 Functional English (writing).

Creative writing prompts

Submitted by Fiona Campbell B on Sat, 2011-04-16 16:56

Literacy: Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.6

Resource type: Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

Four completely different ideas to fire your students’ imaginations and put pens to paper.

Music video and lyrics task sheet

Submitted by Fiona Campbell B on Sat, 2011-04-16 14:35

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

Writing and ICT task sheet designed to get reluctant writers to put pen to paper. Ideal for teenagers or anyone with an interest in music/video. Mapped to Functional English / ICT.


Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Thu, 2011-03-10 13:04

Literacy: Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.3, Functional English - writing

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

This activity introduce the concepts of paragraphing, the key features of a paragraph and then allows the learner to have a go at paragraphing a piece of text. The text is a challenging extract from Grand Designs magazine. Answer sheet included.

Unusual football injuries

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Tue, 2008-02-26 16:53

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.5

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Unusual football injuries is an interesting and fun writing task that also helps with reading skills, using language fit for purpose and logical structure.

Be my Valentine

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Mon, 2008-02-04 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, SLc/L1.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Poetry

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text, Writing prompts

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

What is a paragraph? (Visual metaphor)

Submitted by Sharon Mason on Mon, 2008-02-04 11:50

Literacy: Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.3

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

Cleverly uses bricks as a visual extended metaphor to explain the rules of paragraphing. I.e. brick = paragraph, pile of bricks = paragraphs that are related but have no cohesive devices to link them, brick wall with cement = cohesive devices and finally, whole house = well structured text.

Writing paragraphs

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Thu, 2007-10-11 17:18

Literacy: Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.3

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

Writing paragraphs explains all about topic, supporting and ending sentences with good, clear examples.

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