Rt/E2.2

Recognise the different purposes of texts at this level
(a) Understand that different texts have different purposes, e.g. to explain, inform, instruct, entertain

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

A wonderful set of reading materials for Entry 1-2. Short illustrated text about May Day traditions followed by 2 pages of comprehension exercises. Plus May Day poster, letter and calendar for further reading and purpose of text work.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.4
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2

For re-ordering, comprehension and looking at the layout and features of instructive texts.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.3
Context
Health and safety

A multi-sensory set of resources and a great follow up to our ever-popular Chomwell Green resources.
Discuss and decide which statements are facts and which are opinions, then complete the worksheet sheet in pairs. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Engage in Discussion

Purpose and audience task sheets provide a good ice breaker for mixed ability and family literacy groups and make for easy differentiation as learners choose their own texts to work with.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2

Two versions of a planner / writing frame (one is more detailed than the other) that encourage learners to look critically at non-fiction information books – looking out for features such as illustrations, headings, glossaries etc. and extracting interesting facts.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E2.4
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.9
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.8
General
Autistic spectrum support

A series of 3 presentations designed to help learners work with different types of text and uderstand purpose and audience.
1. Introduction. What is a text? Where do we find texts? A great presentation that really involves the audience.
2. Part 1. What is the purpose of a text? Who are you writing for? What style will you use? How will you write it? What with? Another great presentation that builds upon the introductory PPT.
3. Part 2. The different purposes of text. Looks at information, instructions, entertainment, persuasion and more!

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English reading
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E2.3

Fabulous introduction with lots of pictures and points for group discussion making this suitable for Milestone 8 – Entry 3.
Please also see (below) the Social Signs Quiz created by Heidi Grififn to complement this resource.

Level
M8
E1
E2
E3
English
Rt/E1.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.2
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3