ESOL Rt/L2.1a Identify different ways meaning is built up in a range of texts of varying genres

Understand and identify the different ways in which meaning is built up in a range of paragraphed texts of varying genres (i) Recognise that continuous texts may be structured round key events, ideas or themes, and that main points may be indicated in different ways in different text types (ii) Pick out main points, ideas, themes quickly and confidently, from a range of texts, including complex ones (iii) Where necessary, infer meaning that is not explicitly stated, in order to arrive at a correct overall understanding (iv) Read texts critically, reflecting on what has been read, what this says about the writer and what it might mean for different readers (v) Understand the role of connotation and metaphor in building meaning in a text

A L2 reading lesson around the optimism of Spring, and Easter and pagan traditions, especially suitable for the start of the Summer term, as a springboard to setting intentions for the rest of the course. Suitable for ESOL or Functional Skills courses.

Editor's note

Fully mapped to the reformed FS content - and GCSE English. Also includes a vocabulary consolidation task for the next lesson.

Level 2
FE L2.11 Identify when main points are sufficient & when specific details are important
FE L2.14 Understand how textual features/devices can shape meaning for different audiences/purposes
FE L2.15 Use a range of reference materials & resources (e.g. glossaries, legends/keys) for different purposes
FE L2.16 Understand organisational features & use to locate relevant information in a range of sources
FE L2.17 Analyse texts, of different levels of complexity, recognising their use of vocabulary and identifying levels of formality and bias
FE L2.19 Identify different styles of writing & writer’s voice
GCSE Reading A1 (a) Identify and interpret
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure
ESOL Rt/L2.1a Identify different ways meaning is built up in a range of texts of varying genres
ESOL Rt/L2.2a Identify the purposes of a wide range of texts, whether inferred or explicitly stated
ESOL Rt/L2.3a Identify the main points and specific detail in different types of text of varying lengths & detail
ESOL Rt/L2.6a Use organisational features and systems to locate texts and information
ESOL Rt/L2.8a Summarise information from longer documents
Faith & Religion
Mental health, awareness & psychology

Embedded literacy and Functional English for animal lovers! Also ideal for ESOL.
A beautiful set of three resources.

  • Birds of prey technical vocabulary PPT (with link to a video) L1-L2
  • Birds of prey gap fill (subject-verb agreement) E3-L1
  • British Birds of prey reading comprehension L2 (also great for ESOL leaerners who will also learn some geography about the major British hill areas)

For more of Kathy’s British animal resources go to ‘see also’ below.

Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a Use basic sentence grammar accurately
ESOL Rw/L2.1a Read and understand technical vocabulary
ESOL Rw/L1.2a Recognise & understand vocabulary associated with different types of text, using appropriate strategies to work out meaning
ESOL Rt/L2.1a Identify different ways meaning is built up in a range of texts of varying genres
Animals, animal care, farming & equine