Supporting Comprehension of Informational Texts

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What is an informational text?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an informational text?

2. Which strategy has students reading the title, headings, and subheadings of a text before reading the content?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several strategies students can use to understand informational texts. Use these learning assessments to solidify your understanding of these strategies and identify the benefits of each strategy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test you on:

  • The definition of informational text
  • Examples of informational texts
  • Titles, headings, and subheadings
  • Vocabulary and its effect on reading comprehension
  • Chunking strategy

Skills Practiced

You'll be tested on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of nonfiction writing to answer questions about informational texts
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to draw the most important information from the related lesson on comprehension strategies for informational texts
  • Defining key concepts - be able to accurately define the term informational text

Additional Learning

To learn more about these comprehension strategies, read the accompanying lesson, Supporting Comprehension of Informational Texts. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how comprehension strategies for informational texts differ from other reading comprehension strategies
  • Identify the benefits of previewing a text
  • Learn why teaching vocabulary first can help students understand informational texts
  • Understand how chunking can help students retain information
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