Learners and tutors can work together to translate the advertising shorthand found in classified ads into full sentences. This is an important functional literacy skill.
N/S: Non Smoking
F/S: Fridge and Stove
W/D: Washer and Dryer
N/P: No Pets APPLS: Appliances
Clip four or five stories out of the newspaper. Cut out the headlines, too. The stories can then be matched with the correct headlines.
The news stories can also be cut into paragraphs for the learner to reassemble in logical order. News writing is like an inverted pyramid, with the most important information at the very top. As such, the learner should try to correctly identify the first paragraph.