Use language suitable for purpose and audience (a) Understand that writers can select language at different levels of complexity, formality and specialism, and can do so depending on context, audience and purpose (b) Understand that some types of written communication have specific language associated with them, e.g. invitations, estate agents' leaflets

Fantasy job lesson plan

Submitted by Philip Hinchcliffe on Sat, 2009-09-19 17:25

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Lesson plan

Fantasy job lesson plan is a step by step detailed plan based on Jane Harbord’s popular Fantasy Job Project resource submitted in 2008 (see below). Gets students looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. Great for general literacy classes or employment skills groups.

Wordle creative writing prompts

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2008-08-19 16:53

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

Free tags: Wordle

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Wordle creative writing prompts – two word clouds to prompt short story writing.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:

Text types - circular writing activity

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Fri, 2008-05-16 16:53

Literacy: Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.6

Resource type: Shared text, Writing prompts

Level: L1, L2

An excellent and refreshingly different circular writing activity that encourages students to explore a range of styles and write for different purposes. Ideal for consolidating work on purpose of text. The sample texts (you will never think of making a cup of tea in the same way again!) make a super resource in their own right.

Animal writing prompts

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Fri, 2008-05-16 16:53

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

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Photo prompts and useful checklists to encourage descriptive writing and the use of adjectives. Choose from a German Shepherd, horses, or polar bears.

Fantasy job project

Submitted by Jane Harbord on Sun, 2008-03-09 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Writing prompts

Fantasy job project is a great way to get student looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. This scaffolded writing task lists points for students to consider before planning A3 job adverts/posters. First used with New Deal students.

Weird food

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Mon, 2008-02-25 16:53

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.

Formal and informal letter writing

Submitted by Robert Holt on Wed, 2007-07-18 17:18

Literacy: Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L2.4, Wt/L2.5

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: L1, L2

Letters presentation is a great way to introduce formal and informal letter writing. Takes you through the purpose and style of informal/formal letters and then gives a detailed example of a formal letter of complaint. Final slide has an excellent set of follow-up exercises.

Produce a non fiction text

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2006-10-03 13:08

Literacy: Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, SLlr/E3.2, SLlr/L1.2, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.4

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A great series of reading, writing and listening resources that includes: difference between fiction and non fiction, sorting out facts and opinions (with 3 related activities), researching the web to extract facts (with fill in sheets) and turn these into statements to be used in guessing game.

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.

Discovering sentences

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Tue, 2006-07-11 17:11

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.1, Ws/L2.4, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.6

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Another amazing PowerPoint from Jennifer Baines.

Something here for all levels: information, examples and onscreen activities cover a host of topics inc: simple, compound and complex sentences; punctuation; question words; coordinating and subordinating conjunctions; formal letter writing; topic and concluding sentences; a handy ‘Is it a sentence?’ checklist, structuring an argument, linking paragraphs.

Also great for teacher reference.

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