Reading comprehension

One or more texts accompanied by questions and/or other activities

Be my Valentine

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Mon, 2008-02-04 15:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.2, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, SLc/L1.1, Wt/E3.1, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3, Poetry

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text, Writing prompts

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Love Heart Literacy assignment

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2008-02-04 15:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.7, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4, Ws/E2.2, Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Free tags: Valentine's Day, Smarties & Love Hearts

Context: History, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Covers alphabetical ordering, adjectives, reading comprehension, sentences and web research for E2-L2.

*Sadly the original background history (on which the comprehension is based) is no longer available on the Swizzels Matlow or Love Heart sites.

Farmers' Markets

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2007-11-27 16:18

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

An interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area.

Henry VIII

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-11-19 16:18

Literacy: Rt/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L2

A Level 2 text with comprehension questions. Ideal for any student with an interest in history.

Literacy: Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Reading comprehension

A great way of improving reading skills whilst learning important health and safety information. With a useful reading tips handout.

A present for Charlie's Mum

Submitted by Leo McPartland on Thu, 2007-05-31 16:18

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1, Rw/E1.2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E1

A present for Charlie’s Mum is adapted from Vicky Maltby’s ‘A Gift for Charlie’s Mum’ (which focuses on consonant digraphs th ch and sh). This version has been simplified for Entry 1 students and the story has changed slightly (in this version it is Mum’s birthday – not Mothers’ Day!). There are extra pictures and new comprehension questions.

Easter skimming & scanning

Submitted by Stella Jales on Sun, 2007-03-25 16:18

Literacy: Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.7

Free tags: Easter, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

12 questions on a ‘History of Easter’ text – also covers general comprehension, purpose of text, etc.
Note: you will also need the text from ‘Easter Eggs’ comprehension by Moira Garland (see below).

Yesterday's World

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Tue, 2007-02-20 16:19

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Rt/E3.1, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.2d, ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

Level: E2, E3

Yesterday’s World text (about an attraction in Sussex) and related phonics activities based on the two sounds of the digraph /th/. Includes word sorting, cloze, crossword.

Originally written for a mixed level Literacy and ESOL group.

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1

Numeracy: N1/L1.7

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Two pancake texts to read, questions to answer, recipes to re-size (simple ratios) and instructions to match and order. Wonderful topical work for Entry 2 to Level 1.

George Michael

Submitted by Saul Pope on Sun, 2007-01-07 16:19

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1

Free tags: Drug awareness

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A controversial interview is an ideal non-threatening way to introduce the topic of drugs, alongside reading and discussion practice.

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