ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events

Use a range of strategies and knowledge about texts to trace and understand the main events of chronological and instructional texts when reading for a variety of purposes, e.g. study, pleasure

Photos and pictures to match with accounts of real emergency situations. All in the present tense. All the accounts are true. Accounts can be cut in to strips and given to pairs of learners who can put them in to a sequence to tell a story. Leads to discussion on how we tell a story, and how we sequence sentences to make sense.
Lots of new, real life vocabulary to provoke discussion.
Some stories shorter and simpler than others to allow for differentiation in group.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
Context
Employment skills & Public services

An adaptation of the text originally contributed by Amanda Burgess. I’ve simplified it for ESOL E2-E3 learners and added a vocab box as well – either for learners to investigate themselves or to be taught by the tutor ( Eg,What other charities do you know about….What other ways do charities use to raise money…etc).

From an ESOL point of view, the resource ties in with the core curriculum reading descriptors as well as the ‘Getting Involved in the Community’ part of the Citizenship syllabus.

Level
E2
E3
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.8a Read every word to obtain specific information
ESOL Rt/E3.4a Extract the main points and ideas, and predict words from context.
ESOL Rt/E3.1a Understand how meaning is built up in a variety texts of more than one paragraph
ESOL Rt/E2.1b Use reading strategies to obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events
Context
Voluntary & Charity

A short E2 text with comprehension questions suitable for literacy and ESOL. It continues the theme started in the Mark, Chloe, Paul and Alice series of 4 texts (see below).
The emphasis in all texts is on family members and occupations which makes theme ideal for building vocabulary in ESOL students (as well as providing useful reading practice for E2 Literacy).

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events

A lovely set of 4 completely independent comprehension texts and questions. The emphasis in all texts is on family members and occupations which makes theme ideal for building vocabulary in ESOL students (as well as providing useful reading practice for E2 Literacy).

Editor’s note (June 2016)
Minor error corrected in table on page 2, and thumbnail image added to this download page.

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events

A great set of 3 texts (all based on everyday experiences such as houses, pets and families). Students must answer the comprehension questions and then re-write each text, substituting the correct noun for each pronoun. Although written for ESOL students the texts also make ideal reading practice for Entry 2 literacy.

Level
E2
English
Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events

A challenging and funny E1-E2 text (with 12 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events

An amusing news report about tricking hardened criminals. E1-E2 text (with 10 comprehension questions) based on a true story.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events