ESOL Rt/E2.2a Understand & identify the different purposes of short, straightforward texts
Understand and identify the different purposes of short, straightforward texts in a variety of genres (i) Recognise that texts of the same genre which share a common purpose will often have common features, such as layout, use of headings, sentence type, and using these features to predict meaning and aid understanding (ii) Know some basic terms to describe the main purposes or functions of texts, e.g. to describe, to inform, to sell, to entertain, to request action, to tell a story, to instruct Recognise that texts of the same genre are characterised by a particular verb grammar, e.g. descriptive texts usually use present simple tense, chronological narratives usually use past tenses, instructive texts usually use imperatives. (iii) Interact with text and know that it is possible to react to texts in different ways, e.g. read and understand a letter or notice and take appropriate action (iv) Recognise requests for action and understanding what is required (v) Understand some writing conventions and know what is expected, e.g. understand that RSVP on an invitation means that a reply is needed and you cannot just turn up, or that invitations sometimes have tear-off slips, understand that people will respond by filling in and returning the slip.