Rt/L1.4

Use organisational and structural features to locate information, e.g. contents, index, menus, subheadings, paragraphs
(a) Understand that different kinds of text have different structural and organisational features, e.g. contents, index, menus, chapters, sections, folders and files on a computer and web pages on the internet
(b) Understand that different kinds of text require different methods of navigation, e.g. encyclopaedia in book form, links in hypertext, folders and files on a computer drive

A L1/L2 Functional English card match resource. Serves as a tactile supplement/plenary for the recognition of text and layout features assessed at Level 1/2. Colour coded to aid learners in organising the columns, this resource allows learners to place the layout feature next to its descriptor and layout effect.

Level
L2
L1
English
Rt/L2.6
Rt/L1.4
Functional English reading

A worksheet designed to draw together all the features which identify different types of documents or texts such as emails, webpages, letters and leaflets.

I designed this a recap and to create a revision document for my learners doing Functional Skills English at Levels 1 & 2.

Level
L2
L1
English
Rt/L2.6
Rt/L1.4
Functional English reading

Level 1 / Level 2 resource for literacy students exploring Chinese customs. This has proved to be a popular resource with my students. Includes: reading, dictionary work, comprehension and grammatical knowledge with a fun part where learners find their Chinese horoscope animal.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L1.1
Rt/L2.7
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L1.4
Rs/L2.1
Context
History

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

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

Your task is to set up a new web site for ‘Blackwell Supermarkets’ but you need to check out the competition first! Encourage your learners to use and evaluate organisational features of web pages. 4 questionnaires (with tailored questions) for Tesco, Aldi, Morrisons and Asda.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L2.6
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

The Renaissance is a handy web research and reading worksheet for art students (Literacy or Functional Skills).

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L2.6
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Provides valuable practice in skimming, scanning and reading in detail for Level 1 learners.

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L1.5
Ws/L1.1
Context
Sport

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