Level 2
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
30 hours

Assessment Guidance

This unit maps to the Adult Literacy Core Curriculum in the following areas: Rt/L2.1; Rt/L2.3; Rt/L2.4; Rt/L2.5; Rw/L2.3; Rt/L2.2; Rt/L2.7; Rs/L2.1; Rs/L2.2.


In this unit, learners will learn how to read and obtain information of varying length and detail from different sources and to use resources to support understanding.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to read and understand a range of texts.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Follow the main events and ideas in a range of continuous descriptive, explanatory and persuasive texts.
  • 1.2
    Identify the main points and specific details in different texts.
  • 1.3
    Identify the effects that different language features have in texts.
  • 1.4
    Read an argument and identify the points of view.
  • 1.5
    Infer meaning which is not explicit.
  • 1.6
    Read critically to compare and evaluate ideas and opinions.
  • 1.7
    Identify bias.


Be able to judge the purpose of texts.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Use own knowledge and experience of context to judge the purpose of different types of text.
  • 2.2
    Use grammatical knowledge, prior knowledge and context, to judge the purpose of different types of text.
  • 2.3
    Recognise and understand vocabulary associated with a range of texts and purposes.


Be able to use a range of strategies to understand text.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Use different strategies to interpret information.
  • 3.2
    Identify how grammar and vocabulary signal the context and formality of texts.
  • 3.3
    Use punctuation to help interpret the meaning and purpose of texts.