Wt/L1.4

Use language suitable for purpose and audience
(a) Understand that writers can select language at different levels of complexity, formality and specialism, and can do so depending on context, audience and purpose
(b) Understand that some types of written communication have specific language associated with them, e.g. invitations, estate agents' leaflets

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.

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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

Wordle creative writing prompts – two word clouds to prompt short story writing.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
L1
L2
English
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.6

An excellent and refreshingly different circular writing activity that encourages students to explore a range of styles and write for different purposes. Ideal for consolidating work on purpose of text. The sample texts (you will never think of making a cup of tea in the same way again!) make a super resource in their own right.

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L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.6

Photo prompts and useful checklists to encourage descriptive writing and the use of adjectives. Choose from a German Shepherd, horses, or polar bears.

Level
L1
L2
English
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.6
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

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

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

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.

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

A great series of reading, writing and listening resources that includes: difference between fiction and non fiction, sorting out facts and opinions (with 3 related activities), researching the web to extract facts (with fill in sheets) and turn these into statements to be used in guessing game.

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E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/L1.2
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.4

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

Another amazing PowerPoint from Jennifer Baines.

Something here for all levels: information, examples and onscreen activities cover a host of topics inc: simple, compound and complex sentences; punctuation; question words; coordinating and subordinating conjunctions; formal letter writing; topic and concluding sentences; a handy ‘Is it a sentence?’ checklist, structuring an argument, linking paragraphs.

Also great for teacher reference.

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E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/L2.1
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6