Chomwell Green

A popular series of literacy resources dating back to 2002. The original descriptive writing activity was based on a picture of a house in fictional 'Chomwell Green'. Other, related resources cover reading / writing persuasive texts such as holiday cottage advertisements, using positive and negative adjectives, prefixes, state agent's ads, and distinguishing between facts and opinions.

A super very practical reading task to be used in conjunction with a property advertising newspaper. The resource here is specific to Glasgow, but can be easily adapted for other areas.
Learners follow the guidance given to find a home suitable for their friend.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Skills English E3 and L1.

Level
L1
E3
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - reading
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A multi-sensory set of resources and a great follow up to our ever-popular Chomwell Green resources.
Discuss and decide which statements are facts and which are opinions, then complete the worksheet sheet in pairs. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Engage in Discussion

Another resource in our popular Chomwell Green series (see below). A lovely shared text with a touch of humour! Created and used by a literacy volunteer during a series of lessons on descriptive writing. Text can be used for a multitude of activities but is particularly good for work on prefixes and suffixes, and punctuation. Best enlarged to A3 to allow for annotation and highlighting. Includes suggested exercises and teaching ideas.

Level
L1
E3
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rs/L1.2
Rs/E3.3
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

Tutor notes, student hand-out (L1/2) about objective v subjective (persuasive) descriptions, reading activity on fact and opinion (in Estate Agent ads) with fill-in sheet, and lots of writing ideas. An ideal companion to our Estate Agents writing frame and the other popular resources in our Chomwell Green series. Originally used for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Ws/E2.2
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.4
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L2.1

Plan, draft and write Estate Agents Ads. Use with our other descriptive writing resources. Two differentiated frames and an exemplar text. Part of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Ws/E2.2
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.4
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.6

A shared text for group work. Two houses for sale and a garage (all based on real Estate Agents’ ads – the garage description is rather amusing!). Plus a detailed description of a holiday cottage. Use for: studying fact – opinion, adjectives, descriptive – persuasive language, preparation for group or individual writing projects. Originally used as preparation for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002. Best printed and enlarged to A3 – give each student a copy and encourage annotation, underlining, highlighting etc.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2

Chomwell Green is a picture prompt for shared group writing at any level. Originally used as an overhead transpareny for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002 but could also be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. With teaching ideas and sample texts showing the use of positive and negative adjectives. One of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E2.2
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Ws/E2.2
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1