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College Readiness - Reading: Chapter Summary
Reading skills are vital for anyone attending college or attempting to undertake college-level work. This chapter is designed to help you assess and refine your abilities so that you can get the most out of every passage, textbook or literary work you encounter during your studies. Our expert instructors provide guidance through lessons that are brief yet filled with information, and our convenient online platform allows you to study whenever your schedule permits. The lessons in this chapter cover these topics:
Strategies for Understanding Various Types of Writing
Here you see the differences between different genres and review strategies understanding each type. See what questions you should ask yourself to properly analyze each writing style.
Assessing Reading Materials
In this lesson, you can review the strategies for evaluating various types of reading materials. See ways to examine their content and assess the arguments or reasoning in each work.
This lesson provides guidelines and tips for extracting meaning and content from reading passages. You can examine and make predictions based on the information provided and see how come to reasonable conclusions.
1. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials
One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.
2. 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.
3. Strategies for Understanding Various Forms of Writing
Reading effectively means knowing the genre of literature and using strategies for that writing. Different types of writing such as narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive have specific objectives and require varied reading strategies.
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