Wt/L2.3

Present information and ideas in a logical or persuasive sequence, using paragraphs where appropriate
(a) Understand that how material is best sequenced will depend on the type of content and the purpose of writing, for example (i) in explanation or description, the writer should consider whether the reader needs to understand certain points before they can understand others, e.g. how a car engine works (ii) in persuasive texts, the writer needs to sequence information and ideas in the way most likely to convince the reader, e.g. to use public transport in favour of cars (iii) some writing needs to combine both techniques, e.g. an account of how a piece of medical equipment works, together with a request for money to buy one

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

A topical Level 2 reading and writing assignment based on an article from the from the Observer. Ideal for early spring / late winter but can be used any time of year. Covers comprehension, purpose of text, apostrophes, vocabulary and dictionary work, and writing. Includes differentiation and extension ideas.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.3
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L2.1
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L2.1
Context
Science, Nature & Weather

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

Weird Food is another interesting and fun writing task that also helps with research skills and using language fit for purpose.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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

Writing a recount task sheet with definitions, notes on purpose, and planning steps.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for all.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.3
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
General
Autistic spectrum support