Wt/L1.5

Use format and structure for different purposes
(a) Understand that there are different ways of organising and presenting text, depending on its type and purpose, e.g. paragraphs, numbered lists, bulleted points, charts, tables, sub-headings
(b) Understand that diagrams, sketches and drawings can be used alongside writing to make meaning clearer, e.g. in instructions, explanations
(c) Understand that a lot of workplace writing uses pre-set and outline formats, e.g. accident report forms, timesheets, job sheets, memo headings

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

Fantasy job lesson plan is a step by step detailed plan based on Jane Harbord’s popular Fantasy Job Project resource submitted in 2008 (see below). Gets students looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. Great for general literacy classes or employment skills groups.

Level
L1
E3
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.5
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Fantasy job project is a great way to get student looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. This scaffolded writing task lists points for students to consider before planning A3 job adverts/posters. First used with New Deal students.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Letters presentation is a great way to introduce formal and informal letter writing. Takes you through the purpose and style of informal/formal letters and then gives a detailed example of a formal letter of complaint. Final slide has an excellent set of follow-up exercises.

Level
L1
L2
English
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L2.4
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5

A useful planner to focus learners and help them decide what to write about, and what information and layout features to use. Use in conjunction with Anne’s non fiction book review.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Level
E3
L1
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.5
General
Autistic spectrum support

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
PowerPoint

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.2
Wt/E3.3
Wt/L1.5
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.4
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E3.2
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Hired or Fired is a lesson plan for E3- L2 based loosely on ‘The Apprentice’ TV show. Timed differentiated plan covering purpose of text, writing a persuasive advertisement and planning a newspaper article using a graphic organiser (using Maureen Prowse’s graphic organiser – see below).
Includes plan, task sheet and images. Now with blank spaces to allow you to fill in the name of your own local shopping centre etc rather than use Mocha Parade in Salford.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2

A favourite recipe. Three step by step writing frames take the learner through planning to the final draft. Page 1 has a checklist with the key features and suggestions for setting out a favourite recipe. Page 2 includes line guides only and page 3 is blank for the final polished version.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.1
Writing: text focus (composition)
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.3
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Three step by step writing frames take the learner through planning to the final draft. Page 1 has a checklist with the key features and suggestions for setting out directions in a clear and logical manner. Page 2 includes line guides and brief hints, and page 3 is for the final polished version.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.1
Writing: text focus (composition)
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.3
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.6
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Motor vehicles & Transport

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