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Understanding Reading Selections Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Being able to identify the problem and solution structure helps readers better comprehend and remember the information covered in a reading selection because they have to:

Question 2 2. If the problem/solution organizational structure is used by a journalist, he or she...

Question 3 3. Where in a book would you find a table of contents?

Question 4 4. Where in a book would you find an index?

Question 5 5. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

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Question 6 6. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 7 7. When a sequential pattern of organization is used...

Question 8 8. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 9 9. Which news article title hints at the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 10 10. When an author organizes an informational text using the cause/effect structure, what should he or she focus on?

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Question 11 11. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 12 12. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 13 13. What does it mean to make text-to-text connections?

Question 14 14. The second step to make text-to-text connections is to examine the literary elements. Which of the following is NOT a literary element?

Question 15 15. One way to provide guided practice for making predictions as students read is to give them a three-column prediction list. This list can help students...

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Question 16 16. When students make predictions before reading a text and while they read it, it's important that they explain...

Question 17 17. Nonfiction texts, such as news articles, scholarly journal articles, and readings from textbooks, are all considered expository texts. Authors of these informational texts organize their ideas by using basic organizational structures, such as:

Question 18 18. Can one informational text, such as a news article, contain more than one type of organizational structure? Explain why or why not.

Question 19 19. In order to avoid distracting sentences meant to merely engage readers rather than inform them about the topic being studied, readers need to be actively engaged with the text by:

Question 20 20. Why is it important for readers to know how to arrange ideas from a reading selection in an outline?

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Question 21 21. In order to draw conclusions, readers need to:

Question 22 22. Drawing conclusions is:

Question 23 23. What are some of the signal words and phrases used to help the reader recognize that the problem and solution structure is being used in a text?

Question 24 24. A book index ____.

Question 25 25. What is the structure of a story?

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Question 26 26. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 27 27. The cause and effect organizational structure is...

Question 28 28. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 29 29. The first step to making connections between texts is to examine the authors. When doing so, what characteristic(s) should you examine?

Question 30 30. Predicting is...

Understanding Reading Selections Chapter Exam Instructions

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