Crimewatch – Functional English activities Feb 2013. Kindly contributed by Nikki Gilbey, Highbury College. Search for Nikki on www.skillsworkshop.org Please refer to the download page for this resource on skillsworkshop for detailed curriculum links and related resources. Curriculum links and teaching notes L1 Functional English – discussion, reading and writing. Please visit the download page for this resource on skillsworkshop.org for more information. Level 1-2 Functional English N Gilbey Aim: To practice listening, reading and writing skills. Objectives: SSBAT… 1. Identify information from a video source. 2. Identify information in text format. 3. Summarise text in own words. 4. Create a headline and newspaper article. 5. Use adjectives to describe appearance (extension). Watch the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpag e&v=iXMf23neLxU Note – if unavailable use this shortened version http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/crimewatch_appeal_bri ngs_new_leads_in_armed_robbery_probe_1_903424 Use the video to answer some of the questions on the sheet. Creating a newspaper article See if you can reduce your summary down to 12 words. You can use this for your headline. When you have a headline, write an article for a newspaper describing what happened. Newspapers inform the reader, but they can also entertain. Now read the ‘What Happened?’ sheet. If you can find more information to help you answer your questions, highlight it and add it to your answers. You are now going to write a summary of what happened. A summary is: - A shortened version of the text. - It contains the main points of the text. - It is written in your own words. - It reduces long text to short text by selecting relevant information. A good summary shows that you have understood the text. Extension: Descriptive writing. Robert Taylor Barefoot Nisar Dad These men are currently wanted by the Police. Write a description of each man, using adjectives.