Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Vocabulary & Language - Chapter Summary
The Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency requires future teachers to demonstrate strong understanding of a writer's use of language. This chapter's lessons can help bolster your comfort with both the literal parts of a passage and any figurative or colloquial use of language. We provide a series of short videos that can help you confirm your grasp on vocabulary and on creative language use. Here are some of the literary techniques these videos cover:
You can also watch a video on commonly confused words. Another video explains how to use context to interpret a word's meaning.
Each video has a tight focus on one topic, so you can spend your time where you most need a refresher. You can use our suggested order, or watch the videos in the order you choose. Each video has a brief multiple-choice quiz to help you test your understanding of the concept.
Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension Objectives
The Illinois Licensure Testing System wants each new teacher to demonstrate the ability to understand college-level written material. Content on the exam may include written passages about the sciences, arts or social sciences. Primary source documents may appear too.
The reading comprehension section is 60 questions long and multiple-choice. It's one of four sections on the test. The others are language arts (multiple choice), mathematics (multiple choice) and writing.