Wt/L2.7

Proofread and revise writing for accuracy and meaning
(a) Understand that, as well as checking for errors of spelling, grammar and general sense, proofreading enables the writer to spot unintended ambiguity (where meaning can be taken in more than one way); long-windedness or repetition (where the same point could be made more concisely); compression (where too many points are pushed into too few words and the sense is muddled)
(b) Understand that revising these might involve rewriting some sentences, as well as adding or removing individual words

I’m using this activity to give learners a writing frame for a piece of creative writing. I want them to really think about purpose of text when they are creating it, so they have to pick the format, style and tone of their work and plan it out.

Level
E3
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.1
(a) Use tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences

A set of three different texts and reading comprehension activities based on the theme of learning to drive, aimed at Level 1 learners who may be working towards Level 2. Plus two related writing activities.
Editor’s note
Includes full curriculum mapping and answers.

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L1.6
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A resource based on a current (Jan 2016) Huffington Post news report about a piece of homework that was sent home for a child to learn which contained incorrect spellings.
Learners are to identify and correct the errors, write a full explanation of their thoughts on the matter and write an appropriate email to the head teacher.

Editor’s note
A wonderful, real-life and very functional task!

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L1.6
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Education

Seven proof reading exercises that can be used as warm ups or as a main teaching focus. Each text includes spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Two of the exercises also include paragraphing practice.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.3
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.2

Wonderful visual aid to help learners remember how to proof read their work. Page one would make a great poster. Page 2 explains the process: start at the city of meaning and move across the land until you get to the city of Spelling!

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L1.6
Wt/E3.4
General
Dyslexia support
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

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

Students are often reminded to check for spelling, grammar, punctuation and general sense – but not for long-windedness and tautology. A really useful introduction to this tricky topic. Fully mapped to Functional English and adult literacy.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.7

Writing and ICT task sheet designed to get reluctant writers to put pen to paper. Ideal for teenagers or anyone with an interest in music/video. Mapped to Functional English / ICT.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.1
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A fabulous way to teach the importance of style, suitable vocabulary and formal letter writing. Students must read, discuss and edit an over-the-top business letter.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.3
Wt/L2.2
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Cheerful, visual reminders to learners about checking their writing. Two versions – one for E3-L1, one for L2, etc.). They also make good handouts.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.4
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L2.7