John's Crazy Socks

A reading comprehension and vocabulary activity suitable for both ESOL and Literacy / Functional Skills. The activities are based on a BBC News article about John Cronin’s online business, John’s Crazy Socks. John, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a co-founder of the business, along with his father, Mark.

In the activity, there are six tasks – prediction, vocabulary, comprehension (reading for gist and detail), gap filling (missing headlines), discussion and writing (a social media comment). There is a strong focus in the article on issues around employability, equality and inclusion.

There is a worked answer with notes for teachers.

Editor’s note
This is wonderful :)

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Physical format
9 page PDF with curriculum mapping, answers and teaching notes