Rt/L2.7

Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, e.g. skimming, scanning, detailed reading
(a) Understand the importance of choosing the best reading strategy for the purpose in terms of time and efficiency
(b) Know how to skim for the gist, scan to locate information, and read in detail to select and judge the relevance of specific information
(c) Understand the importance of selecting and noting key points for future reference

Level 1 / Level 2 resource for literacy students exploring Chinese customs. This has proved to be a popular resource with my students. Includes: reading, dictionary work, comprehension and grammatical knowledge with a fun part where learners find their Chinese horoscope animal.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L1.1
Rt/L2.7
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L1.4
Rs/L2.1
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

A set of reading comprehension questions – designed to improve scanning skills. Accompanied by a short proof reading exercise. With answers and curriculum mapping.

Level
Level 2
English
Wt/L2.7
Rt/L2.7
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
Sport and fitness

A great warm-up activity. Students work in pairs to find information in holiday brochures. Easily adapted for your own brochures. Covers scanning, organisational features, detailed reading, etc. at E3-L2.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L2.3
Rt/E3.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L2.6
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

A topical comprehension activity with two sets of differentiated questions (also includes alphabetical ordering) for E3-L1 and L2. Makes a great practice / revision activity before L1-2 exams. Based on a 2008 report on the BBC web site about the executive producer, Russel Davies, stepping down.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
Rt/L2.1
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Rw/E3.4
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

A series of differentiated questions based on the famous London underground map. Great for scanning practice and sparking off further discussion or writing work.
Tube maps can be found at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rt/E3.9
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.7a Scan different parts of texts to locate information
ESOL Rt/E3.9a Relate an image to print and use it to obtain meaning
ESOL Rt/L1.5a Use skimming, scanning and detailed reading in different ways for different purposes
ESOL Rt/L1.5b Use reference material to find information
ESOL Rt/L2.7a Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, e.g. skimming, scanning, detailed reading
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Covers alphabetical ordering, adjectives, reading comprehension, sentences and web research for E2-L2.

Sadly the original background history (on which the comprehension is based) is no longer available on the Swizzels Matlow or Love Heart sites. However related information can be found at the following sites which can make a good introduction to the assignment.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
AL Ws/E2.2 Use Adjectives
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Rt/L2.7
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L1.3
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
History, culture, museums, libraries

A great way of improving reading skills whilst learning important health and safety information. With a useful reading tips handout.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

12 questions on a ‘History of Easter’ text – also covers general comprehension, purpose of text, etc.
Note: you will also need the text from ‘Easter Eggs’ comprehension by Moira Garland (see below).

Level
Level 2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L2.7
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

The Renaissance is a handy web research and reading worksheet for art students (Literacy or Functional Skills).

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L2.6
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

Interesting and topical practice with skimming and scanning. Step by step activities to follow, fill in chart and extension work. All you need is a selection of holiday brochures.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7