Rt/L2.7

Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, e.g. skimming, scanning, detailed reading
(a) Understand the importance of choosing the best reading strategy for the purpose in terms of time and efficiency
(b) Know how to skim for the gist, scan to locate information, and read in detail to select and judge the relevance of specific information
(c) Understand the importance of selecting and noting key points for future reference

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 series of challenging reading questions and writing activities based on three texts about the fast food industry.
Makes an ideal revision activity for Level 2 Functional Skills English. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Level
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rt/L2.8
Rt/L2.7
Rt/L2.5
Rt/L2.4
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.1
Functional English reading
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A set of reading comprehension questions – designed to improve scanning skills. Accompanied by a short proof reading exercise. With answers and curriculum mapping.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.7
Rt/L2.7
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Sport

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

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 series of differentiated questions based on the famous London underground map. Great for scanning practice and sparking off further discussion or writing work.
Tube maps can be found at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.9
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.7a
ESOL Rt/E3.9a
ESOL Rt/L1.5a
ESOL Rt/L1.5b
ESOL Rt/L2.7a
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

A great way of improving reading skills whilst learning important health and safety information. With a useful reading tips handout.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

12 questions on a ‘History of Easter’ text – also covers general comprehension, purpose of text, etc.
Note: you will also need the text from ‘Easter Eggs’ comprehension by Moira Garland (see below).

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.1
Rt/L2.7
Context
History

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