ESOL Rt/L1.1a

Understand and identify the different ways in which meaning is built up in paragraphed texts in a range of genres
(i) Read a range of continuous descriptive, explanatory and persuasive texts, of varying complexity, according to own contexts, needs and interests
(ii) Select an approach to reading which is appropriate for the text type and reason for reading
(iii) Recognise textual features, e.g. layout, type of sentence, type of lexis, of a range of genres, and apply this understanding to help predict and understand meaning
(iv) Relate the parts of a text to each other to get an overall sense of what the text is about, and use an understanding of how texts are normally structured in order to do so
(v) Apply knowledge of context, grammar and lexis to help with determining overall sense, in texts which include complex sentences and a range of grammatical forms and lexical collocations
(vi) Recognise implied as well as explicitly stated meaning, e.g. when reading a review to decide which programme or film to watch
(vii) Recognise that it is possible to react to texts in different ways, e.g. reading a persuasive text critically, reading a short story with an interpretive approach, or following health and safety guidelines (which are less open to interpretation)
(viii) Know that texts may be wrong or inconsistent and read critically with this in mind
(ix) Use knowledge of different forms of paragraph structure and the variety of ways in which paragraphs link together to aid both global understanding and comprehension of the main points, ideas and events, e.g. the use of the connective in the last paragraph we discussed... to establish a link between paragraphs

This is an activity on New Year. It was written for an E3 ESOL class but could be adapted for E2 fairly easily too. There is a reading comprehension, a group activity, writing practice and also an optional cut-up “top Ten” resolutions activity.

I haven’t done a lesson plan to go with the resources as I think they could be easily adapted and used in different ways.

Level
E3
L1
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/L1.1a
ESOL Rt/E3.1a
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
History

A first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

Level
E3
L1
English
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.1
Ws/L1.2
Ws/L1.1
Ws/E3.2
Ws/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Wt/L1.1a
ESOL Wt/E3.2a
ESOL Wt/E3.1a
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/L1.1a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Rt/L1.1a
ESOL Rt/E3.1a
Context
History