About This Chapter
CEOE Reading Specialist: Text Elements - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter are designed to increase your competency in the varied elements of text. The information taught includes:
- Analyzing the purpose of a text
- Definition of an author's purpose, with examples
- Interpreting the meaning of prose using tone and mood
- How word choice impacts meaning and tone
- First, second and third person points of view
- Finding the central idea or theme
- Using supporting details to explain the main point
- How to find specific details of a reading selection
Information is taught in video lessons, each approximately 5-10 minutes long. They come with an accompanying transcript for following along with the instructor. There is a quiz after the lesson to make sure you got it all. If not, you can use our handy timeline tool to go back to the section of the lesson that contains the information you missed. You don't have to replay the whole video as the tool allows you to watch just what you need.
1. Using Prewriting Activities to Organize Ideas
Prewriting is an essential first step toward organizing ideas for any type of writing. This lesson will explore several useful prewriting strategies and will end with a quiz to see what you have learned.
2. Analyzing How Story Elements Interact
Authors don't simply put their thoughts on paper to create a perfect story. Instead, they need to design strong story elements that influence each other and interact. This lesson details those interactions.
3. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.
4. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
5. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose
In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.
6. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
7. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.
8. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.
9. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.
10. Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection
Ever have trouble finding a specific detail in a reading selection? Often knowing the structure of the selection will help. This video lesson will give some strategies for finding specific details depending on selection structure.
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