ESOL Rt/L2.8a Summarise information from longer documents

Summarise information from longer documents (i) Understand that summarising must be preceded by locating and selecting information through skimming, scanning and detailed reading, and do this efficiently (ii) Distinguish the main points and supporting detail in a document, and make judgements as to what should be included in a summary (iii) Understand that what to select and how best to present it in summary form will also depend on knowing the purpose and audience for the summary (iv) Use of discourse markers and other devices that enable identification of main points

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 AO1a Identify/interpret explicit & implicit information & ideas
GCSE English Reading AO2 Explain & 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