Shared text

An exemplar text for shared reading and often preparation for writing

A trip to the cinema is an interactive narrative that follows family as they select a film to see (skimming and scanning), catch the bus (buying a ticket), ask for directions to the cinema, buy cinema tickets and snacks!
Provides prompts, dialogue scripts, maps and other ideas for speaking and listening work. Ideal for revision or recapping after student have covered buying things, giving directions, asking for information, etc.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.3b
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3c
ESOL Sc/E1.4c
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Leisure Travel Tourism

Buying a ticket provides prompts, dialogue scripts and other ideas for speaking and listening work, along with reading practice (obtaining information from texts). Covers football, cinema, bus and train tickets.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport, page 11 – Buying a ticket) but can be used alone. http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ES…

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.1b
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3d
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Motor vehicles & Transport
Sport

Problems in the home PPT provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the pictures, discuss what the people do (electricians, gas engineers, plumbers, etc.) and the problems they fix. Then type the correct spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Finish with some skimming and scanning practice using related information from the Yellow Pages.

Level
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sd/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Independent living

Problem Page is a great way to encourage paired reading, writing and discussion skills. Students discuss a typical problem from a tabloid newspaper page and then, in pairs, work on different problems and how they would solve them. For Entry 3, L1/2 ESOL and Literacy.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Engage in Discussion
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Independent living

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

A great project for preEntry – Entry 2. Make the instant dessert, read and sequence instructions, match images to key word and more!

Level
M7
M8
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E2.3
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.3
pE Rtc/M8.3
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A set of resources for E3/L1 literacy and ESOL. Includes a shared text for reading comprehension, punctuation exercise and a web quest.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/L1.1
SLlr/L1.2
Ws/E3.3
Ws/L1.3
Rt/E3.9
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.8
Context
History

Another resource in our popular Chomwell Green series (see below). A lovely shared text with a touch of humour! Created and used by a literacy volunteer during a series of lessons on descriptive writing. Text can be used for a multitude of activities but is particularly good for work on prefixes and suffixes, and punctuation. Best enlarged to A3 to allow for annotation and highlighting. Includes suggested exercises and teaching ideas.

Level
L1
E3
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rs/L1.2
Rs/E3.3
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

A shared text for group work. Two houses for sale and a garage (all based on real Estate Agents’ ads – the garage description is rather amusing!). Plus a detailed description of a holiday cottage. Use for: studying fact – opinion, adjectives, descriptive – persuasive language, preparation for group or individual writing projects. Originally used as preparation for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002. Best printed and enlarged to A3 – give each student a copy and encourage annotation, underlining, highlighting etc.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2