# Adult Literacy: writing composition (Wt)

Resources listed directly below are likely to cover many aspects of written composition - often at more than one curriculum level.

## Wind power - sustainable power for the future (maths investigation)

This maths investigation brings awareness about reusable energy and therefore, sustainability. Students are asked to analyse data and make decisions through connecting a few different topics of mathematics such as large numbers, rational numbers (including ratio and scale), handling data and elements of geometry. Moreover, the project can be continued by English language tutors.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General numeracy / maths
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

## Texting 'health risk' for teenagers

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website. This article would interest learners with teenage children.
There is a comprehension exercise and vocabulary exercises on antonyms and synonyms. Learners are also invited to write their views. Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Rt/L2.1 Trace and understand the main events of continuous descriptive, explanatory and persuasive texts
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

## Is 'working from home' a skive?

A set of exercises based around an article from the BBC News website during the adverse weather of 2010.
There are multiple choice comprehension questions, together with exercises on apostrophes, vocabulary and synonyms and anagrams. The learner is then asked to write his/her views.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Rt/L2.3 Identify the main points and specific detail
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Apostrophes
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## New Year: history and resolutions

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
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
ESOL
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
ESOL: Writing - text focus (composition)
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

## People spend half their waking hours daydreaming

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
The article concerns a survey conducted by iPhone. There is a comprehension exercise, an exercise involving the identification of spelling errors and a synonym exercise. The learner is also asked to write their views. Useful for those working towards the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## Council loses school catchment spying tribunal

An article from BBC News on-line.
There is a set of comprehension questions, a homophone exercise and an
anagrams puzzle. There is a short writing task.

Level
Level 2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## UK scrambles to keep ‘dozen eggs’ in EU battle

An article based on an on-line BBC News story. There are comprehension questions, along with vocabulary and spelling tasks. The final task is short writing exercise based on the text.

Level
Level 1
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## Typical morning ICT / Literacy task sheet

Very clear, step by step task sheet for E3 ICT / Literacy / ESOL learners.
Enter a given short text into the PC, save and name files, set font size, etc. Then plan, write and proofread a short description about your own morning.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT

## Black History Month - Rosa Parks

Topical set of reading comprehension and research tasks written for Black History Month (October) but can be used at any time. Differentiated biographies (one for E3-L1, one for L1-L2) of Rosa Parks, known as “the mother of the civil rights movement”, with related comprehension, discussion and vocabulary tasks. There is also a cloze exercise and a timeline research task.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Use reference sources
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

## Black History Month - Claudia Jones

A beautifully prepared E3-L1 literacy workbook. Produced to be used during Black History month (October) at Bolton College but can be used at any time. The main text is derived from Kwesi Bacchra’s review of “Claudia Jones, a life in exile” by Marika Sherwood.
Exercises include reading comprehension, correcting spellings, dictionary and alphabetical order work, abbreviations, research and creative writing.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English