Rt/E3.2

Recognise the different purposes of texts at this level
(a) Understand that different texts have different purposes, e.g. to inform, explain, instruct, entertain, describe, persuade
(b) Understand that texts of the same form can have different purposes, e.g. a letter
(c) Understand that lexis varies according to register

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet. Can also of course be used for normal classwork , revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Based on an article on Pancake Day events in a recent edition of the Evening Standard. Includes restaurants, pancake races, charity events and competitions.

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.8
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E3.1
Functional English reading
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Cards which can be used as a plenary or warm up to match definitions and features to types of text.
Editor’s note
With Functional English mapping

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2
Functional English reading

A useful game I created to help my students understand and recognise different types of documents. It is particularly useful as a plenary. I first used it several years ago in an observed lesson, and the game was highly complimented!

Editor’s note
With extensive instructions, differentiation ideas and full Functional English mapping.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2
Functional English reading

Fantasy job lesson plan is a step by step detailed plan based on Jane Harbord’s popular Fantasy Job Project resource submitted in 2008 (see below). Gets students looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. Great for general literacy classes or employment skills groups.

Level
L1
E3
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.5
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Fantasy job project is a great way to get student looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. This scaffolded writing task lists points for students to consider before planning A3 job adverts/posters. First used with New Deal students.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Poetry
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E3.7
Rw/L1.2
SLc/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Context
History

Useful card game for consolidation and revision. Students must describe the features, layout and style of different texts.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Rt/E3.3

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

Interactive worksheet. Drag the features of instructive and persuasive texts to the correct area. Use with the related handout (see below) which also includes an answer sheet.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Rt/E3.3

Types of text – student handout that explains the layout and language features of instructive and persuasive texts. Use with the related drag and drop worksheet (see below).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
Rt/E3.3