Rt/E3.5

Understand and use organisational features to locate information, e.g. contents, index, menus
(a) Understand that organisational features occur in different places within a text
(b) Understand the purpose of different organisational features and know that they work at different levels of detail

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

This is an exercise designed to have learners find particular information in a table. They then have to enter some information on circuit details forms – they also have to use an atlas or similar to identify the correct national flag for each circuit.

This is a popular resource for all-male classes where they already may have an interest in Formula One. It can make a great classroom display as well. As an extension, they have “plotted” the circuits on a blank world map, which helps for general knowledge/geography.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.5
Functional English reading
Context
Sport

A great set of literacy and numeracy resources based on making appointments. Includes blank and filled appointment sheets, treatment price list (with accompanying questions) and a short writing activity. Ideal for working with money and time. Also involves scanning text.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.7
Writing
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.3
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A great warm-up activity. Students work in pairs to find information in holiday brochures. Easily adapted for your own brochures. Covers scanning, organisational features, detailed reading, etc. at E3-L2.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L2.3
Rt/E3.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L2.6
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Great way to practise using alphabetical order (and maps) to locate information. Note – probably best for those that live in the Wolverhampton area and requires a local AtoZ map (but the idea could easily be adapted for any area).

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.9
Rw/E3.4
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A great series of reading, writing and listening resources that includes: difference between fiction and non fiction, sorting out facts and opinions (with 3 related activities), researching the web to extract facts (with fill in sheets) and turn these into statements to be used in guessing game.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/L1.2
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.4

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 set of resources for E3/L1 literacy and ESOL. Includes a shared text for reading comprehension, punctuation exercise and a web quest.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/L1.1
SLlr/L1.2
Ws/E3.3
Ws/L1.3
Rt/E3.9
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.8
Context
History