Proofread and revise writing for accuracy and meaning (a) Understand that, as well as checking for errors of spelling, grammar and general sense, proofreading enables the writer to spot unintended ambiguity (where meaning can be taken in more than one way); long-windedness or repetition (where the same point could be made more concisely); compression (where too many points are pushed into too few words and the sense is muddled) (b) Understand that revising these might involve rewriting some sentences, as well as adding or removing individual words

Pick 'n Mix writing task

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

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.

Learning to Drive - Functional English tasks

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Wed, 2016-06-01 21:19

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 22:23

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!

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.

MAPS method: a visual aid to proof reading

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

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!

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.

Proofreading for unnecessary words

Submitted by Stephanie Clark on Sun, 2011-07-03 11:02

Literacy: Wt/L2.7

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

Students are often reminded to check for spelling, grammar, punctuation and general sense – but not for long-windedness and tautology. A really useful introduction to this tricky topic. Fully mapped to Functional English and adult literacy.

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.

Too posh

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Thu, 2009-10-08 17:25

Literacy: Rw/L2.3, Wt/L2.2, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.6, Wt/L2.7

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A fabulous way to teach the importance of style, suitable vocabulary and formal letter writing. Students must read, discuss and edit an over-the-top business letter.

Proof reading posters

Submitted by Sheila Greenman on Thu, 2009-09-17 17:25

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Cheerful, visual reminders to learners about checking their writing. Two versions – one for E3-L1, one for L2, etc.). They also make good handouts.

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