Ch 5: CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Initial Understanding

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Simplify the process of studying for the CHSPE Test by reviewing comprehensive lessons. You can brush up on your knowledge of initial understanding then test your knowledge with short self-assessment quizzes.

CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Initial Understanding - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter prepare you for questions in the reading comprehension subtest of the CHSPE Test. Improve your capacity to initially understand reading passages so you're prepared for the following on the exam:

  • Identifying and describing the implicit and explicit rules of communication
  • Sharing your understanding of supporting details
  • Explaining the main point through supporting details
  • Demonstrating how to determine the sequence of events or steps in a reading selection
  • Showcasing an understanding of an antecedent and compound antecedent
  • Describing antecedent action and defining explanations and causes in reading texts

Instructors of the lessons provide a wealth of information about initial understanding to make sure you're able to address this area of the test. If you have any questions about lesson topics, feel free to submit them to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Initial Understanding
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Implicit and Explicit Rules of Communication: Definitions & Examples

1. Implicit and Explicit Rules of Communication: Definitions & Examples

There are two different rules of communication within a business environment. Implicit communication focuses on the ambiguous areas of gestures, vocal tones and actions, while explicit communication deals with what a person writes or says directly.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

2. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

3. 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.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

4. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

5. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

6. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

You may know already that an antecedent and its pronoun must agree in number. In this lesson, you'll learn about compound antecedents and the various rules involving how they can be made to agree with pronouns.

Antecedent Action: Definition & Example

7. Antecedent Action: Definition & Example

You may have begged for more antecedent action in a story or for expository scenes to end. Either way, these previous moments can play a big role in our experiences with narrative. Learn more on the subject in this lesson and explore some examples!

Explanation or Cause: Definitions & Examples

8. Explanation or Cause: Definitions & Examples

Persuasive writing often focuses on clearly presenting the relationships among ideas, facts, and opinions. This lesson will help sort out the differences between an explanation and a cause when you encounter each in reading a text.

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