AL Reading: comprehension

Adult Literacy Core Curriculum (DfES 2001): reading / text focus / reading comprehension.

A resource that covers many or all aspects of reading comprehension (Rt), often at several levels. 

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
The article concerns a survey conducted by iPhone. There is a comprehension exercise, an exercise involving the identification of spelling errors and a synonym exercise. The learner is also asked to write their views. Useful for those working towards the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
Level 2
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
AL Writing: composition
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
News, Politics & Government items

An article from BBC News on-line.
There is a set of comprehension questions, a homophone exercise and an
anagrams puzzle. There is a short writing task.

Level
Level 2
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Reading: comprehension
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
This may interest learners who are keen on computer technology.
There is a comprehension exercise, exercises involving the identification of punctuation and spelling errors, and a vocabulary exercise.
Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
Level 2
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Rs/L2.2
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Reading comprehension, use of capital letters and full stops, discussion and writing exercises all with a Christmas theme.
Based on texts about Christian celebrations in four different countries (Wales, Iran, Venezuela, China) the resource includes a writing exercise for students who don’t celebrate Christmas.

Level
Level 1
English
AL Reading: comprehension
General literacy / English

A series of clear tasks that works well for a wide ability range (E2-L1).
Includes: resizing pictures, creating and saving folders and files, web research and poster design.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
AL Reading: comprehension
Functional English reading
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Voluntary & Charity
History, culture, museums, libraries

An article based on an on-line BBC News story. There are comprehension questions, along with vocabulary and spelling tasks. The final task is short writing exercise based on the text.

Level
Level 1
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Writing: composition
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A reading exercise that practises reading instructions in the context of hair and beauty. A real life text accompanied by questions to assess reading in detail, responding to a text, purpose of text, and commenting on how meaning is conveyed.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, L1-2 Functional English.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
AL Reading: comprehension
Functional English reading
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Topical set of reading comprehension and research tasks written for Black History Month (October) but can be used at any time. Differentiated biographies (one for E3-L1, one for L1-L2) of Rosa Parks, known as “the mother of the civil rights movement”, with related comprehension, discussion and vocabulary tasks. There is also a cloze exercise and a timeline research task.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
AL Writing: composition
Use reference sources
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

[img_assist|nid=4701|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=72|height=100]A wonderful set of three comprehension resources, each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle. All based on the same Australian news article about the sudden popularity of Dunlop volley shoes / sandshoes (tennis shoes to us Brits!) in New York. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/volley-shoes-taking-a-bite-ou…

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
AL Reading: comprehension
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Lovely, practical reading task base don a map of the London Underground.
Fully mapped to E3 and L1 Functional English – with lots of extra teaching tips and ideas.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
AL Reading: comprehension
Functional English reading
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
Leisure Travel Tourism