ESOL Wt/E3.1a Recognise the process of planning and drafting

Recognise the process of planning and drafting when writing certain types of text (i) Plan, understanding that the choice of how to organise writing depends on the purpose, genre, audience and intended outcome Example: Plan and draft the type of texts learners want to write, e.g. letters, narratives, simple instructions, short reports, posts on social networking sites, recipes, articles, poems, messages, course work. (ii) Show awareness that there are different ways of planning (e.g. as a spider diagram, listing, making notes), but all involve getting, selecting and ordering ideas, and deciding which process works best for different learners (iii) Show awareness that not all types of writing need formal planning or need to go through several drafts, but others do, e.g. important letters, college assignments (iv) Know that generating ideas for writing, and making decisions about what and how much to include, is part of the planning process and can be done with other people (v) Use different formats and features of layout for different text types, e.g. paragraphing, listing, columns, line breaks, use of headings, numbering, bullet points, graphics (vi) Identify appropriate register for task and audience, showing awareness of the main differences between spoken and written English (vii) Integrate planning and drafting (viii) Produce final legible version of text, word processed or handwritten, developing awareness of when material is ready for presentation

Various activities to practise travel and transport themes and ideas. Read about a journey to college, answer comprehension questions and exam style questions,  form questions, use adverbs of frequency and conjunctions, along with speaking, listening  and writing practice - all on the subject of a journey to college. 

Editor's notes

Engaging and relevant! Written for E3 ESOL but the reading text and several of the exercises (for example: conjunctions) also provide useful and relevant practice for E2-L1 Functional Skills English. 

Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
FE E3.9 Identify, understand & extract main points & ideas in/from texts
FE E2.19 Write in compound sentences, using common conjunctions to connect clauses
FS English E2.20 Use adjectives and simple linking words
FE E3.21 Use compound sentences & paragraphs where appropriate
FE E3.1 Identify & extract relevant information & detail in straightforward explanations
FE E3.3 Communicate information & opinions clearly on a range of topics
ESOL Rt/E3.7a Scan different parts of texts to locate information
ESOL Rw/E3.3a Use a dictionary to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
ESOL Rt/E3.4a Extract the main points and ideas, and predict words from context.
ESOL Wt/E3.3a Show sequence through the use of discourse markers and conjunctions
ESOL Wt/E3.1a Recognise the process of planning and drafting
ESOL Ws/E3.2a Use basic sentence grammar accurately
ESOL Lr/E3.2a Listen for detail in narratives & explanations
ESOL Sc/E3.4c Give an account/narrate events in the past
Motor vehicles & Transport
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism
Education and teaching

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.

Entry Level 3
Level 1
Adult Lit Wt/L1.1 Plan and draft writing
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Adult Lit Ws/L1.1 Write in complete sentences
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
ESOL Wt/L1.1a Apply genre-specific planning strategies as appropriate
ESOL Wt/E3.2a
ESOL Wt/E3.1a Recognise the process of planning and drafting
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/L1.1a Write using complex sentences
ESOL Ws/E3.2a Use basic sentence grammar accurately
ESOL Ws/E3.1a Write using complex sentences
ESOL Rt/L1.1a Understand how meaning is built up in paragraphed texts
ESOL Rt/E3.1a Understand how meaning is built up in a variety texts of more than one paragraph
History, culture, museums, libraries