Shared text

An exemplar text for shared reading and often preparation for writing

Literacy: Fiction, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text

Suitable for guided reading with Entry level learners in the run up to Christmas, this version of Dickens’s classic Christmas story (first published in 1843 and never out of print since) has been created using content downloaded from https://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol on 26th October 2016 and only slightly adapted for use as a paper resource.

The PDF file can be printed and, with the addition of a blank back-sheet, stapled to form a learner booklet.

ck words

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sat, 2011-06-11 12:30

Literacy: Fiction, Follow and understand, Apply strategies to spell correctly, Rw/E1.2

Free tags: Humour

Level: E1

Resource type: Crossword, Flash cards, Shared text, Sort or match cards

An outstanding resource for E1 emerging readers. Based on a humorous story, this set of multi-sensory phonics activities includes a 2 page story; detailed tutor notes; various sets of word cards for spelling, reading, rhyming, listening/speaking and alphabetical order activities; and a crossword.

Hat instructions

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Thu, 2011-05-12 21:10

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Listening and/or speaking activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: E2

Fun, hands-on activity that provides practice in both reading and listening to / following instructions. You should end up with a paper hat!
Fully mapped to Entry 2 Functional English (reading; speaking, listening and communication) and the adult literacy curriculum. Page 1 is for reading practice (or for the tutor to read aloud to the students), page 2 can be chopped up and used as a re-ordering exercise.

Writing a letter of complaint

Submitted by Julie Harding on Fri, 2011-04-01 19:06

Literacy: Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.6, Functional English - writing

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Shared text, Teaching idea, Writing prompts

This activity is designed to follow on from previous discussion about formal language and letter writing. It can be adapted to suit all levels but is best for Entry 3 – Level 2.
Learners will consider the importance of the purpose, content, style and tone of letters; and write a suitable letter of complaint from a given scenario.
After initial discussion I ask students what they think of my efforts to compose a letter of complaint about a leisure centre and I show them two letters.

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction, Rs/E3.3, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Ws/E3.3, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

The third book of Step 4 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.

This story is aimed at Entry 3 readers and continues the story of Jim and Nan people introduced in Steps 1 to 3 (for Entry 1 and 2 readers) – see below for links to these stories.

In this story Jim and Nan finally get the help they need in their garden – but all is not what it seems!

Readwell Road Step 3 stories A-C

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sun, 2010-05-02 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E2, E3

Readwell Road - The Shop is SavedReadwell Road – The Shop is SavedThe first set of Step 3 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.
These three Entry Level 2-3 texts continue the stories of the people introduced in Step 1 (A-C) and Step 2 (A-C) – see below. Ron and Pam’s Post Office is saved; the continuing saga of Peg at the pub and her man Sam; and poor old Jim, who lives in the bungalow at No.

Readwell Road Step 2 stories A-C

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sat, 2010-03-20 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1, E2

Readwell Road - Peg's Pub.Readwell Road – Peg's Pub.The first set of Step 2 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations. These three Entry Level 1-2 texts continue the stories introduced in Step 1 books A-C (see below). Ron and Pam’s Post Office may be closed; the continuing saga of Peg at the pub and her man Sam; and *poor old Jim, who lives in the bungalow at No.

Readwell Road Step 1 stories D-F

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sun, 2010-02-28 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1

Readwell Road - Mick and LinReadwell Road – Mick and LinThe second set of Step 1 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations. These three Entry Level 1 stories introduce the people who live at No. 3. (Wil and Lal, second marriage, 3 kids between them), No. 5 (Helen & Adam, big house, one son who’s not allowed any pets) and No. 7 (Mick & Lin, both work as cooks but their jobs are in danger).

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1, E2, E3

Readwell Road is a magnificent set of reading books for adults. They were first published on Skillsworkshop in February 2010.

Readwell Road Step 1 stories A-C

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sat, 2010-02-06 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1

Readwell Road - Nan and JimReadwell Road – Nan and JimThe first three stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. These three Entry Level 1 stories introduce the people who live at the pub, the shop and at no. 1 (a bungalow).
All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations: get to meet Peg at the pub who has a lover but wants him to move in; elderly Nan and Jim at No. 1 who are finding it difficult to cope with their large garden; and childless Ron and Pam at the Post Office.

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