Wt/L1.6

Proofread and revise writing for accuracy and meaning (a) Understand that proofreading is about checking for meaning as well as spelling, and that writing must communicate meaning clearly to the reader (b) Know and use techniques for proofreading, to spot errors and omissions in grammar, punctuation and spelling (c) Understand when complete accuracy is essential and when it is better to get writing 'good enough', and move on to the next task

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.

Proof reading for Early Years students

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Wed, 2016-06-15 09:15

Literacy: Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.6, Functional English - writing

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Here is a resource I have successfully embedded into our early years training. It is a bit over the top with errors but even more able students enjoy doing it.

Editor’s note
Could be used by anyone – not just Early Years!
With answer key and Functional Skills mapping

Learning to Drive - Functional English tasks

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Wed, 2016-06-01 20:19

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts


A set of three different texts and reading comprehension activities based on the theme of learning to drive, aimed at Level 1 learners who may be working towards Level 2. Plus two related writing activities.
Editor’s note
Includes full curriculum mapping and answers.

Homework Horror!

Submitted by Joanne Collins on Tue, 2016-01-19 21:23

Literacy: Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.7, Functional English - writing

Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

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

A resource based on a current (Jan 2016) Huffington Post news report about a piece of homework that was sent home for a child to learn which contained incorrect spellings.
Learners are to identify and correct the errors, write a full explanation of their thoughts on the matter and write an appropriate email to the head teacher.

Editor’s note
A wonderful, real-life and very functional task!

Plural spellings - proofreading practice

Submitted by Emily Nichols on Tue, 2015-12-22 11:35

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

Context: Voluntary & Charity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A resource designed to be used with Abigail Illife’s excellent Plural Spelling rules resource [ see ‘See also’ below].

Learners can practise their proofreading skills and apply the spelling rules. Give learners the first sheet and ask them to highlight the mistakes. As well as spelling mistakes there are capital letters and the US spelling of centre.

Hand out the second sheet on which the mistakes are underlined so that they can mark themselves and check that they have spotted all the mistakes.

Purpose of text - Club sandwich instructions

Submitted by Kereen Smith on Wed, 2013-10-09 13:37

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 19:18

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.

MAPS method: a visual aid to proof reading

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Fri, 2011-10-21 09:49

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

General: Dyslexia support, Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Wonderful visual aid to help learners remember how to proof read their work. Page one would make a great poster. Page 2 explains the process: start at the city of meaning and move across the land until you get to the city of Spelling!

Tots Daycare Centre - homophone tasks

Submitted by Kathryn Fleming on Mon, 2011-08-29 18:34

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Wt/L1.6, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Can you find all the incorrect homophones in the Bury Tots Daycare poster?
Two versions available.
1) Select the correct homophone from a choice of two or three (E3 spelling)
2) Find the incorrect homophones (no help!). Level 1 spelling and proof reading
Ideal for embedding literacy and Functional English in Early Years courses

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.

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