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Analysis & Comparison of Texts - Chapter Summary
The chapter provides an overview of strategies for analysis and comparison of texts. Expertly taught lessons help build strategies for activating prior experience to increase reading comprehension, among other topics. After completion of the chapter, you will be able to:
- Discuss the use of previous knowledge to make predictions while reading
- Explain how to apply ideas from a reading selection to other situations
- Analyze two texts related by theme or topic
The video lessons provide a convenient and time-effective study method. You can use the accompanying quizzes to test your knowledge before or after working through the lessons. Professional instructors are available for any questions you have. Use the Dashboard to track your progress through the chapter lessons.
1. Using Prior Knowledge to Make Predictions While Reading
Skilled readers make predictions and connect what they already know to what they're reading. In this lesson you'll learn how to activate your prior knowledge in order to make predictions about a reading selection.
2. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations
Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.
3. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.
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