Plan and draft writing (a) Understand that the choice of how to organise writing depends on the context and audience (b) Understand that there are different ways of planning, e.g. notes to organise and review thinking, a list of points to include, a diagram to group related points together, a mind map or spider-gram (c) Understand that drafting follows planning and involves turning plans into something nearer the finished version (d) Understand that some writing has to be written straight off, with the only planning taking place in the writer's head (e) Understand that when using a word processor to plan, sections of text can be moved from one part of a text to another

The writing process

Submitted by Neil Hardy on Sat, 2007-11-24 17:18

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.7

Resource type: Mind map, Sort or match cards

Level: E3, L1, L2

A fabulous multi-sensory, differentiated activity where students gradually build up their own mind maps and learn to see writing a a process not simply a finished piece of work. With excellent tutor notes and extension ideas.

Pancake ICT writing task

Submitted by June Mill on Sun, 2007-03-18 17:18

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2

ICT: Entry 3 ICT

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday, Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Step by step instructions for writing your own Pancake Facts text and typing up a pancake recipe. For Entry 3 ICT/Lit students and also suitable portfolio evidence for NOCN E3 Writing and reading for meaning.
(You will also need a copy of Margaret Lagoyiani’s ‘pancake literacy and numeracy’ resource – see below).

Writing a recount

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Writing a recount task sheet with definitions, notes on purpose, and planning steps.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for all.

Letter to Santa

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2007-01-30 14:14

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E3.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4

Free tags: Family learning, Christmas

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

Help your child choose presents and write a letter to Santa (great for family learning groups). Includes a cloze / writing frame.

Creating a cinquain

Submitted by Fay Middleton on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:11

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Ws/E2.2, Ws/E3.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Ww/E2.3, Ww/E3.3, Ww/L1.2, Poetry

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

Level: E2, E3, L1

A great way to introduce poetry whilst reinforcing essential grammar, spelling, presentation and handwriting skills. Includes teaching ideas, example poem, planner.

Writing an information text

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:11

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.5

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

A useful planner to focus learners and help them decide what to write about, and what information and layout features to use. Use in conjunction with Anne’s non fiction book review.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Happy Holidays

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-09-17 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rs/E3.2, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.2, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Free tags: Summer

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive presentation, Shared text, Writing frame

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
Start by looking at postcards. Then learn about compound words and write a group postcard (followed by individual ones). Move on to look at adjectives and the persuasive language of holiday advertisements (inc. working out unfamiliar vocabulary) and finish by writing your own hotel adverts.
Happy Holidays extra resources
To accompany the Happy Holidays PowerPoint.

Hired or Fired

Submitted by Jodie Travis on Fri, 2006-07-14 17:18

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L2.1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Hired or Fired is a lesson plan for E3- L2 based loosely on ‘The Apprentice’ TV show. Timed differentiated plan covering purpose of text, writing a persuasive advertisement and planning a newspaper article using a graphic organiser (using Maureen Prowse’s graphic organiser – see below).
Includes plan, task sheet and images. Now with blank spaces to allow you to fill in the name of your own local shopping centre etc rather than use Mocha Parade in Salford.

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Mind map, Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1, L2

Fabulous multi-sensory resource for introducing mind mapping to learners at all levels. Includes teaching instructions, keys words and images (best laminated), sample mind map, sample report writing exercise based on mind map, and a very useful handout: ‘How to Mind Map’.

Film, book and TV review sheets

Submitted by Joy Collins on Fri, 2006-06-09 17:11

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

Produce interesting, personal reviews whilst learning about planning, using paragraphs, etc. 3 writing frames.

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