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Ch 2: CBEST Reading: Comprehension

About This Chapter

Let us show you how to improve your reading comprehension skills. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter provide several approaches to help you pass the reading portion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test.

CBEST Reading: Comprehension Chapter Summary

If you're preparing for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) you might want to brush up on your reading comprehension skills with these video lessons. These lessons can teach you to determine the meaning of figurative and colloquial language in reading selections. You'll also learn to draw conclusions and generalizations from what you've read. Specific topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Determining the sequence of events or steps in a process
  • Weighing options of interpretation
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing ideas in a reading selection
  • Understanding inference
  • Drawing inference of figurative language and mood in poetry
  • Recognizing implied relationships in a reading selection
  • Inferring the main idea in fiction
  • Interpreting the main idea and theme of prose

Objectives of the CBEST Reading: Comprehension Chapter

If you want to work as a K-12 teacher at a public school in California or Oregon, you'll need to pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test. This 3-part test measures basic proficiency in reading, mathematics and writing. The reading portion of the exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and gauges your critical analysis and evaluation skills as well as your comprehension and research abilities. The latter makes up nearly 60% of the CBEST reading section.

Our video lessons on reading comprehension each feature a self-assessment quiz and a video. It can be helpful to take the quiz first to identify any weak spots in your comprehension skills. Then, after watching the video, take the quiz again to see if your ability level has improved.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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