Wt/L1.4

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

Language: informaI, formal or slang?

Submitted by Imogen Stewart on Thu, 2006-04-13 16:12

Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Two resources based on ‘Little Britain’: aimed at teenage students but can be adapted for other groups. The introductory PPT cleverly introduces the idea of formality/informality by looking at dress codes, ‘chavs’ and Vicky Pollard from Little Britain! Then moves on to give good examples of formal/informal language and slang.
The accompanying PDF file includes: matching slang to more formal language, writing definitions of slang that you use, listening activities using the Little Britain Audio CD.

Favourite Recipe writing frames

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-01-29 16:12

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Writing: text focus (composition), Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

A favourite recipe. Three step by step writing frames take the learner through planning to the final draft. Page 1 has a checklist with the key features and suggestions for setting out a favourite recipe. Page 2 includes line guides only and page 3 is blank for the final polished version.

Directions writing frames

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2006-01-29 16:12

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Writing: text focus (composition), Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

Three step by step writing frames take the learner through planning to the final draft. Page 1 has a checklist with the key features and suggestions for setting out directions in a clear and logical manner. Page 2 includes line guides and brief hints, and page 3 is for the final polished version.

Formal letters - spelling and crossword

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sun, 2005-11-27 13:01

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

Resource type: Crossword, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Use a customised LSCWC (Look – say – cover – write – check) chart to learn spellings, then check learning the following week with a crossword.

Descriptive non-fiction texts

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2005-05-18 13:02

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Ws/E2.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6, Wt/L2.1

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Tutor notes, student hand-out (L1/2) about objective v subjective (persuasive) descriptions, reading activity on fact and opinion (in Estate Agent ads) with fill-in sheet, and lots of writing ideas. An ideal companion to our Estate Agents writing frame and the other popular resources in our Chomwell Green series. Originally used for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002.

Estate Agents writing frame

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2005-05-18 13:02

Literacy: Ws/E2.2, Wt/E2.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6

Free tags: Chomwell Green

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

Plan, draft and write Estate Agents Ads. Use with our other descriptive writing resources. Two differentiated frames and an exemplar text. Part of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Step by step letter writing ideas

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2005-02-05 13:02

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.3, Wt/E3.4, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L1.6

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Letter writing ideas – step by step guide to letter and note writing. Choose an idea, think about purpose and audience, plan, draft, revise and proof read. Use in an E3-L1 class after extensive text level reading work on letters.

Looking at letters

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2005-02-05 00:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.2, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L1.5, Wt/L2.4, Wt/L2.5

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Take a detailed look at the purpose, intended audience and language of letters. Fill-in worksheet, teachers’ notes, follow up ideas. Use as preparation for individual letter writing (see ‘letter writing ideas’ below).

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