Identify the main points and specific detail as they occur in a range of different types of text of varying length and detail
(i) Recognise the difference between main points and specific detail as they occur in different types of text, including complex texts
(ii) Decide when it is sufficient to grasp the main points and when it is essential to note all the details
(iii) Be aware of which features will assist with predicting content or a point of view, and inferring meaning, e.g.
topic sentences; the 'blurb' on the back of a book, author information in the fly-leaf, contents page and date of publication to predict content and relevance of book; headlines in newspapers, to put forward the paper's point of view;
recognising connotation of lexis used