FE E2.12 Use illustrations, images & captions to locate information
E2.12 Use illustrations, images and captions to locate information
Subject content [reformed] functional skills: English (DfE, Feb 2018): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/functional-skills-subject-content-english
Example activities - first 4 bullets are taken from the Adult Literacy Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001) where element Rt/E2.2 was: Use illustrations and captions to locate information) (a) Understand that illustrations contribute to meaning and can help locate and interpret information.
The second set of bullets are from the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001) element Rt/E2.2a: obtain information from illustrations, simple maps and diagrams and captions.
- Match statements to illustrations, e.g. newspaper headlines to photographs.
- Choose a subject of use or interest and identify some information required.
- Choose a suitable text and use the illustrations as a guide to where in the text the information is likely to be. Check if it is there.
- Match common icons to their meaning and/or purpose (e.g. save, cut, paste).
- Read a simple map and find the right road for the address provided on a leaflet.
- Look at the pictures in a mail-order catalogue and decide what to buy.
- Use illustrations that accompany a set of instructions to check progress.
- Learners are given a series of illustrations from a magazine or newspaper, and the page numbers on which the illustrations appear. They are asked which pages in the catalogue or newspaper have certain items or news stories, and discuss how illustrations can be useful to the reader (i.e. they can assist with locating information and can help the reader to understand the text).
- Looking at a range of illustrations from a newspaper, a story or instructions, learners predict the likely content of the text