How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline


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When readers are able to organize information from a text into a hierarchical structure, it shows...

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

2. 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:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of arranging ideas of a reading into an outline. You will be quizzed on the importance of outlines and how to fully comprehend a reading selection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What happens when reader organizes information from text into a hierarchical structure
  • Importance of arranging ideas into an outline
  • Components that involve active reading and engagement
  • How to fully comprehend and retain information from an article
  • How visual learners can arrange ideas from a reading passage

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related arranging ideas from a reading lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about how a person can actively engage in reading and fully comprehend it in a different light
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the steps a person should take to make an outline after reading a passage

Additional Learning

To learn more about arranging ideas from a reading, review the accompanying lesson called How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection to an Outline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the importance of active reading and engagement
  • Recall how to make a hierarchical structure outline after reading a passage and organizing thoughts
  • Review how readers can fully comprehend the ideas covered in a reading
  • Understand how visual learners can utilize illustrations and diagrams to further understand a reading