AL Writing: composition

Adult Literacy Core Curriculum (DfES 2001): writing composition

This maths investigation brings awareness about reusable energy and therefore, sustainability. Students are asked to analyse data and make decisions through connecting a few different topics of mathematics such as large numbers, rational numbers (including ratio and scale), handling data and elements of geometry. Moreover, the project can be continued by English language tutors.

Level
L2
L1
English
AL Writing: composition
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General numeracy / maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website. This article would interest learners with teenage children.
There is a comprehension exercise and vocabulary exercises on antonyms and synonyms. Learners are also invited to write their views. Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
L2
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Rt/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A set of exercises based around an article from the BBC News website during the adverse weather of 2010.
There are multiple choice comprehension questions, together with exercises on apostrophes, vocabulary and synonyms and anagrams. The learner is then asked to write his/her views.

Level
L2
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)
Rt/L2.3
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Apostrophes
Context
Employment skills & Public services

This is an activity on New Year. It was written for an E3 ESOL class but could be adapted for E2 fairly easily too. There is a reading comprehension, a group activity, writing practice and also an optional cut-up “top Ten” resolutions activity.

I haven’t done a lesson plan to go with the resources as I think they could be easily adapted and used in different ways.

Level
E3
L1
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
ESOL
ESOL Rt/L1.1a Understand how meaning is built up in paragraphed texts
ESOL Rt/E3.1a Understand how meaning is built up in a variety texts of more than one paragraph
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
History

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
L2
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
L2
English
AL Writing: composition
AL Reading: comprehension
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
News, Politics & Government items

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
L1
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

Very clear, step by step task sheet for E3 ICT / Literacy / ESOL learners.
Enter a given short text into the PC, save and name files, set font size, etc. Then plan, write and proofread a short description about your own morning.

Level
E3
English
AL Writing: composition
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Using ICT

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
L2
L1
E3
English
AL Writing: composition
Use reference sources
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
History

A beautifully prepared E3-L1 literacy workbook. Produced to be used during Black History month (October) at Bolton College but can be used at any time. The main text is derived from Kwesi Bacchra’s review of “Claudia Jones, a life in exile” by Marika Sherwood.
Exercises include reading comprehension, correcting spellings, dictionary and alphabetical order work, abbreviations, research and creative writing.

Level
L1
E3
English
AL Writing: composition
Use reference sources
AL Reading: comprehension
Context
History