Use different styles of writing for different purposes, e.g. persuasive techniques, supporting evidence, technical vocabulary (a) Understand that the style of writing involves choice of vocabulary, sentence length and structure, and how the text is organised (b) Understand that what is appropriate style depends on purpose, audience, and context (c) Use imagery such as simile and metaphor to enhance meaning

Living in Poverty

Submitted by Billy Count on Mon, 2008-07-07 16:53

Literacy: Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.8, Wt/L2.6

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Living in Poverty is a thought provoking article from the Nursing Times. It is used in this literacy initial assessment for possible Access to Healthcare students. The accompanying questions are designed to check whether students are working at level 2 standards and can follow an argument, summarise information, recognise bias, distinguish between fact and opinion, and write using supporting evidence.

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.

Stray dogs

Submitted by Gill Clark on Sat, 2007-01-06 17:19

Literacy: Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.2, Wt/L2.3, Wt/L2.4, Wt/L2.5, Wt/L2.6, Wt/L2.7

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: L2

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

A super idea for writing informal and formal letters (a writing frame is provided for the formal letter).

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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