Rt/L2.1

Trace and understand the main events of continuous descriptive, explanatory and persuasive texts
(a) Understand that continuous texts may be structured round a main event(s), idea(s), or theme(s)
(b) Understand that it is sometimes necessary to infer meaning which is not explicitly stated, in order to arrive at a correct overall understanding
(c) Understand that judgements can be made about texts from an overall understanding of their content, by reflecting on what has been read

A great selection of reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling activities (includes synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, writing a postcard from the Moon, writing instructions, and more).

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
History

A series of comprehension, vocabulary, apostrophe and summarising questions.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L2.8
Rw/L2.2
Ws/L2.4
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Topical comprehension based on a 2001 BBC News report with comprehension & vocabulary questions written for E2E learners. Although this is an old report from 2001 it is still of interest to younger students and ideal for provoking discussion about appropriate language, lyrics, etc.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L2.3
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L2.2
Writing: text focus (composition)

A topical comprehension activity based on a BBC news report. Covers general comprehension – focusing on ‘recognising the main points’, along with vocabulary/synonyms and writing.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L2.3
Rw/L2.3
Writing
Writing: text focus (composition)

A topical comprehension activity with two sets of differentiated questions (also includes alphabetical ordering) for E3-L1 and L2. Makes a great practice / revision activity before L1-2 exams. Based on a 2008 report on the BBC web site about the executive producer, Russel Davies, stepping down.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Rw/E3.4
Rw/L2.3
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A Level 1/2 text with comprehension questions. Ideal for any student with an interest in animals.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

Merry Hill Shoppers is a series of tasks based on this Midlands shopping centre. Covers reading comprehension, maps, giving and following instructions and makes a good starting point for discussion about crime (theft) and the police. First used with New Deal students. With ideas for extension and for adapting to your local area.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
SLlr/L1.2
SLlr/L2.2
SLc/L1.3
SLc/L2.3
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Myths and legends is a set of three worksheets designed to encourage students to explore the language used in three English legends (Matilda’s Bracelet, The Abandoned Children of Wailing Wood, The Ghost Hound of Lyme Regis). Stories can all be listened to on the wonderful http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ site (printable versions are also available). Questions also cover general comprehension and dictionary work.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Fiction
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L1.1

Inheritance is another wonderful, illustrated story from Tracy Richardson, Level 2 Literacy learner at Henley College, Coventry. The story is arranged in 13 chapters and is followed by comprehension questions, vocabulary and dictionary work, and a word search.

Contact through Robert Holt, who suggests using this story with Entry 3 – Level 2 learners for reading comprehension work.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Fiction

Covers alphabetical ordering, adjectives, reading comprehension, sentences and web research for E2-L2.

Sadly the original background history (on which the comprehension is based) is no longer available on the Swizzels Matlow or Love Heart sites. However related information can be found at the following sites which can make a good introduction to the assignment.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)
Ws/E2.2
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Rt/L2.7
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
History