Reading Comprehension & Fluency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. During reading, what should teachers do to help students identify the main points?

Question 2 2. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 3 3. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT true about graphic organizers?

Question 5 5. A type of compare/contrast organizer is:

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Question 6 6. You are writing an essay and need to begin a sentence that continues along the same line of thought as the previous sentence. Which of the following first words for your sentence should you choose in order to BEST signal this continuity?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 8 8.

What is the ARGUMENT of the following paragraph?

Public health authorities constantly repeat the argument that calories cause weight gain or loss, and that counting calories is all that is required to manipulate one's weight. But if this is true, why do naturally thin people fail to gain weight in controlled experiments even on a calorie surplus? And why do different kinds of calories seem to cause weight gain at different rates? Calories may tell part of the story, but something else is clearly going on.

Question 9 9. What is visualization when reading?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a type of graphic organizer?

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Question 11 11. In regards to main characters and the setting of a story, teachers should instruct students to make a _____ to the text.

Question 12 12. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

Question 13 13. There are many important features of a text and skills that need to be taught to students. Which answer listed is the least important in reading comprehension?

Question 14 14.

Read the following paragraph. What is the TOPIC of the paragraph?

Is coffee a health food or a dangerous stimulant drug? Every other week, a new study seems to condone or condemn it as one or the other, suggesting that perhaps, the truth actually lies somewhere in between. Perhaps coffee is neither a miraculous superfood nor a poison in liquid form, but simply a luxury food that individuals can choose to consume or not to consume as they please.

Question 15 15.

Take a look at the following sentences:


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Which of the answer choices identifies a transition in the passage that signals contrast?

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Question 16 16. Daryl begins one of the sentences in his essay with the word 'However.' Beginning a sentence this way serves to signal _____ to something that came before.

Question 17 17.

Take a look at the following sentence:


Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is a masterpiece of musical genius, but the 9th is truly his finest work.


Which of the following is the transition word that signals the contrast between the 3rd and the 9th Symphonies?

Question 18 18. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 19 19. Having good use of metacognitve strategies would be an advantageous trait in an employee for every reason except

Question 20 20. Four of these answer possibilities could be TOPICS of a passage. Which one is actually an ARGUMENT?

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Question 21 21. How should a teacher instruct students with their thought process while reading?

Question 22 22. A graphic organizer helps students:

Question 23 23. Why is visualization important?

Question 24 24. Reading comprehension should focus on three areas. Which area is the least necessary regarding reading comprehension skills?

Question 25 25. Most accurately, metacognition can be defined as

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Question 26 26. ________ allow students to organize information ____, linearly, or in a cyclical fashion.

Question 27 27. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 28 28. The goal of teaching metacognitive strategies is to

Question 29 29. Which of the following could be used as the ARGUMENT when writing a passage?

Question 30 30. The following are all examples of metacognitive strategies except

Reading Comprehension & Fluency Chapter Exam Instructions

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