Saturday job - E3 Functional English writing task

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2012-01-19 00:06

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Functional English - writing

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

A writing task / practice paper written for an E3 booster writing group of 16-18 year olds.

You want a Saturday job in a pet shop and write a letter to the manager about possible vacancies.

Fully mapped to the E2 and E3 Functional Skills English writing criteria, it also includes a one page tutor marking sheet. Modelled loosely on practice papers from the major awarding bodies but note that the marking scheme / points system is my invention and is not weighted exactly as it should be for formal assessment. It is purposely biased towards planning, drafting, collaborative proof-reading, sentence structure and paragraphs as these were my main lesson objectives. I have not given a “pass mark” as this was an assessment for learning task but 14/20 would be realistic.

For more info on the “finger-map“method of planning mentioned in the resource see Maureen Prowse’s Graphic Organiser activities (below)

Physical format: 
5 pages
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