Ch 6: CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Interpreting Readings

About This Chapter

Learn how to effectively analyze and interpret passages for the reading comprehension section of the CHSPE with this comprehensive study guide course. This chapter and corresponding quiz will ensure you are fully prepared for the reading comprehension questions on exam day.

CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Interpreting Readings - Chapter Summary

Reading is a fundamental life skill, but understanding what you read is even more important than the ability to read itself. This chapter of the CHSPE study guide course leads you through the steps of learning basic reading comprehension skills. You could be able to understand the reading selections presented on the exam and correctly answer the corresponding questions by employing the strategies you'll learn in this chapter, including:

  • Analyzing plot and character motivation
  • Determining cause and effect
  • Identifying the problem and solution in the reading passages, making predictions and drawing conclusions
  • Define character traits
  • Finding central ideas and themes
  • Outlining, organizing and categorizing ideas, concepts and information
  • Comparing and contrasting ideas
  • Applying ideas from a reading selection to other situations

Each video lesson in this chapter thoroughly explains specific concepts you should be looking for when reading the test selection, and they teach you about the analytical tools you should employ to prepare for the questions that follow. Practice these strategies with the quiz questions at the end of the chapter. Click on the links within the quiz to go back and review information if needed.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Interpreting Readings
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

1. How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss how to analyze a plot in three basic steps. We will take these three steps and break them down to understand how to analyze a plot by analyzing a fable.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

2. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

3. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

4. 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.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

5. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

What is a Character Trait? - Definition & Examples

6. What is a Character Trait? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying, developing and understanding character traits through analysis. It will allow you to explore how character traits can be found and applied to different forms of literature and real-life scenarios.

Character Motivation: Definition & Examples

7. Character Motivation: Definition & Examples

What makes a character tick? In this lesson, we will examine the concept of character motivation and why it is so important in telling a believable story.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

8. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

9. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.

Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

10. Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

In this lesson, you will learn clear, simple ways to group your ideas together. First, you'll figure out what the paper is about, and then the rest is easy!

How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection

11. How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection

The ability to compare and contrast the many ideas in one reading selection can be an overwhelming task. This video lesson gives a step-by-step method of how to successfully compare and contrast ideas in a reading selection.

How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

12. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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