Wt/L1.3

Present information in a logical sequence, using paragraphs where appropriate
(a) Understand that information is best presented so that the opening clearly signals the subject to the reader, points are organised in a logical order, it is clear how one point relates to another, and the whole makes coherent sense
(b) Understand that paragraphs are one way of organising information in continuous text, enabling the main points to be expanded with supporting detail

This is a simple activity to get learners used to the concept of writing instructive text. It can be used as an introduction to the topic of ‘Purpose of Text’ and is easily adaptable to different contextualised areas e.g. instructions on how to: hang a door; insert hair rollers; change a tyre; make a bouquet etc.

The activity allows for ease of differentiation between levels, based on your assessment of the output, and works well as a main activity for Entry Level learners, or a fun warm-up for Level 1/2 learners.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.3
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E2.1
Ws/L1.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Seven proof reading exercises that can be used as warm ups or as a main teaching focus. Each text includes spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Two of the exercises also include paragraphing practice.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.3
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.2

Useful one page hint / planning sheet for writing film reviews. Accompanied by planning / log sheets where learners can record their ideas about the events and characters.
With teaching ideas and full mapping to E3-L2 Functional English (writing).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Four completely different ideas to fire your students’ imaginations and put pens to paper.

Level
L2
L1
English
Wt/L2.6
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.1

Writing and ICT task sheet designed to get reluctant writers to put pen to paper. Ideal for teenagers or anyone with an interest in music/video. Mapped to Functional English / ICT.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.1
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

This activity introduce the concepts of paragraphing, the key features of a paragraph and then allows the learner to have a go at paragraphing a piece of text. The text is a challenging extract from Grand Designs magazine. Answer sheet included.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Unusual football injuries is an interesting and fun writing task that also helps with reading skills, using language fit for purpose and logical structure.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.5
Context
Sport

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Poetry
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E3.7
Rw/L1.2
SLc/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Context
History

Cleverly uses bricks as a visual extended metaphor to explain the rules of paragraphing. I.e. brick = paragraph, pile of bricks = paragraphs that are related but have no cohesive devices to link them, brick wall with cement = cohesive devices and finally, whole house = well structured text.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3

Writing paragraphs explains all about topic, supporting and ending sentences with good, clear examples.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L1.3
Wt/E3.2