Sleep, screen and activity time for children - reading & spelling tasks

A challenging set of reading and writing (spelling and sentence structure only) tasks based on a WHO (World Health Organisation) report about sleep, screen and activity time for children under five.  This resource is not intended to emulate formal L1-2 summative assessment papers as it includes underpinning spelling and sentence structure tasks. In addition, some questions are deliberately challenging and beyond the Level 2 Functional English curriculum and, unlike formal assessment papers, questions are arranged by topic. The extensive spelling section includes underpinning work on prefixes and a traditional test.

Questions are all based on Text A (pages 3-4 of “Five texts about children’s screen time, physical activity & sleep”  - see link under "See Also").

Teachers can pick and choose the topics they want to focus on: the headings help the learners understand which part of the curriculum they are looking at. Learners do not necessarily need to work through every page. Topics covered: Reading - Purpose and audience, Style and tone, Detailed reading, Using reference materials and knowledge of word types, Working out word meanings, Using punctuation to help understanding, Using Images, Organisational and structural features. Writing - Sentence structure, Spelling and word building

An answer sheet and detailed mapping will be available later (for skillsworkshop contributors only).

Resource File(s)
Physical format
10 page PDF - with teacher guidance. No answer sheet