Using Reading Skills to Analyze Subject-Specific Content


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Which of the following is a purpose an author might have in writing a book?

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1. What is the most likely reason that a teacher would assign a chapter from a textbook on parts of a cell?

2. What question would be most helpful to ask yourself while reading a persuasive essay on immigration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inside this quiz and worksheet combo, you are focusing on reading strategies for analyzing content. Questions will ask you about purposes an author might have for writing a book, along with the most important thing to do when reading for any subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect the following subjects to appear in the quiz questions:

  • Reasons a teacher would assign a chapter about parts of a cell
  • Questions that would be helpful when writing an essay on immigration
  • Where you would be assigned to read a novel
  • The most important task when reading for a subject

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - see why a teacher would assign a chapter on parts of a cell
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about reading for any subject
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about why an author might write a book

Additional Learning

To find out more, go to the lesson titled Using Reading Skills to Analyze Subject-Specific Content. Inside, you can look into the following extra content:

  • Dickens and his motivations
  • The audience
  • Critical reading skills