Wt/L2.1

Plan and draft writing (a) Make and take notes effectively, choosing formats for different purposes as well as to suit writer preferences, e.g. a flowchart to describe a process (b) Understand that planning and drafting include sub-stages: organising information and thinking in note or diagram form (e.g. spidergram); distinguishing what must go in from what might go in, and deciding the optimum length for the task; choosing the appropriate language and structure to get across their meaning (c) Understand that planning and drafting decisions relate to the subject matter, type of text, purpose and audience

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

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Interactive worksheet, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2


How to format and plan a formal letter or email for English functional skills.
Word document / template.

Editor’s note
Two very useful editable Word documents – one for a letter, one for an email.
[5/12/17] Minor edits to the formal letter template

Pick 'n Mix writing task

Submitted by Ruth North on Tue, 2017-06-20 19:50

Literacy: (a) Use tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

I’m using this activity to give learners a writing frame for a piece of creative writing. I want them to really think about purpose of text when they are creating it, so they have to pick the format, style and tone of their work and plan it out.

Writing about an object

Submitted by Ruth North on Thu, 2017-01-12 20:57

Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L2.1, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Flash cards, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1, L2

A set of writing activity cards that are easily differentiated for groups of learners working at a range of levels. Main focus is purpose of text.

Editor’s note
Please share your ideas on suitable objects to use for this really creative task. If you are a registered contributor you can log in and leave a comment – otherwise email me using the Contact us link at the bottom of any page.

Planning an effective CV

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Mon, 2016-09-26 11:43

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

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Informative presentation, Sort or match cards

A couple of resources for planning a CV.

Firstly, I would check learners understand the term ‘Employability’ and, using the letters in the the word, ask learners to come up with ideas for the personal skills and qualities needed to get a job. For example – E – enthusiastic, energetic, M – motivated, multi-talented …etc. I would then move on to the PPT.

The Power Point is fairly straight forward. Work through this but stop to do the card activity (after slide 5). Laminate and cut up the card activity.

Writing a film review

Submitted by Danielle Nelson on Sun, 2011-07-24 12:19

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 15:56

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 13:35

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.

Unusual football injuries

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Tue, 2008-02-26 15:53

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.

Weird food

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Mon, 2008-02-25 15:53

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.5

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Weird Food is another interesting and fun writing task that also helps with research skills and using language fit for purpose.

Be my Valentine

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Mon, 2008-02-04 15:53

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.

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