Rt/E2.1

Trace and understand the main events of chronological and instructional texts
(a) Understand that chronological text is related to events in time
(b) Understand that instructional texts must be read in sequence
(c) Know and use text-level strategies to predict content and check meaning, e.g. their own background knowledge, context of text as a whole, title, headings, illustrations

Reading comprehension and practice in writing in sentences for E1/E2. It can also act as a springboard to get students to write about themselves.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1

A truly functional set of everyday reading and writing tasks based on medicine instructions. Activities include:

  • reading comprehension questions
  • matching instructions to the correct tube/bottle/packet
  • writing instructions
  • cloze exercise
  • word search
    Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and with extra teaching tips.
Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A simplified story explains how Dan is making a cake for his son’s birthday. Accompanied by comprehension questions. Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and adult literacy (with additional teaching tips).

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
Functional English reading
Fiction

A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.2
Context
Sport
History

Fun, hands-on activity that provides practice in both reading and listening to / following instructions. You should end up with a paper hat!
Fully mapped to Entry 2 Functional English (reading; speaking, listening and communication) and the adult literacy curriculum. Page 1 is for reading practice (or for the tutor to read aloud to the students), page 2 can be chopped up and used as a re-ordering exercise.

Level
E2
English
SLlr/E2.4
SLlr/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading

Two sets of reading comprehension questions and a writing task – all based on a thank you letter to a friend. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, E2 Functional English or any literacy lesson that is focusing on informal letters.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Rt/E2.1
Functional English reading
Plan, compose and draft

Two sets of reading comprehension questions and a writing task – all based on a simple everyday letter informing a friend of a change of address. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, E1-E2 Functional English or any literacy lesson that is focusing on informal letters.

Level
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

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

The first set of Step 3 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.
These three Entry Level 2-3 texts continue the stories of the people introduced in Step 1 (A-C) and Step 2 (A-C) – see below. Ron and Pam’s Post Office is saved; the continuing saga of Peg at the pub and her man Sam; and poor old Jim, who lives in the bungalow at No. 1, finally gets some help in his garden.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Fiction
General literacy / English
Reading