Posts by Sarah Penneck

Features of persuasive texts

Submitted by Sarah Penneck on Thu, 2018-01-25 21:10

Literacy: Functional English - reading, GCSE A2 Analyse, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L2.2, Rt/L2.4

ESOL: ESOL Rt/L1.2a, ESOL Rt/L2.2a, ESOL Rt/L2.4a

Level: L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

Resource type: Cut and stick, Reading comprehension

I created this activity for my ESOL students but it would also work well for Functional English.
The idea is taken from Laura Jeffrey Kiiza’s text types mind map drag and drop activity (L1) – see link below under See also.

Students first use Laura’s drag and drop activity on the computer (this covers both persuasive and instructive texts).
I then gave them the features of persuasive texts (see page 1 of resource) which they cut up and stick on the text on page 2 (or they could simply annotate the text using colo

Features of persuasive texts

Submitted by Sarah Penneck on Thu, 2018-01-25 21:09
Features of persuasive texts

Spellings for E3-L2 Functional English

Submitted by Sarah Penneck on Thu, 2012-09-20 20:22

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Dictation, Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Many of these common spellings used to crop up regularly in the former Level 1 literacy tests. They will also be useful for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills students.

They have been categorised to make learning more manageable for learners, but some spellings will fit into more than one group.

Spelling for E3-L2 Functional Englsih

Submitted by Sarah Penneck on Thu, 2012-09-20 20:18
Spelling for E3-L2 Functional Englsih

Level 1 Literacy Paper

Submitted by Sarah Penneck on Wed, 2009-09-30 16:25

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L1

A wonderful practice paper. Just like the real thing with 40 multiple choice questions based a good selection of 8 authentic texts (letter, email, job advert, instructions, report, film reviews, etc.). Questions cover reading comprehension, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.

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