About This Chapter
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter were put together to help your 7th graders analyze informational text better so they can do so confidently on the FSA Grade 7 ELA exam. They will be able to review the following topics in the lessons:
- Identifying biases
- Recognizing gaps and inconsistencies in a text
- Reliability and credibility in regards to sources
- Analyzing graphs
- The definition of nonfiction
- Examples of literary nonfiction
- Graphic information inside a text
The lessons aim to develop your students' knowledge about informational texts, giving them the right resources to fully prepare for the FSA Grade 7 ELA exam. In order to check their understanding of these topics, each lesson comes with a quiz they can take.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text - Chapter Objectives
The purpose of the FSA Grade 7 ELA exam is to gauge the knowledge your students have regarding English language arts. The test features hot text and multiple-choice questions, which require your students to first read through different reading passages. In order to do well on this exam, students may go through the materials in this chapter, which are engaging and to the point. This chapter has been created to give your students the right strategies for analyzing informational texts correctly, so they will be prepared for any related question on the exam.
1. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works
In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.
2. How to Recognize Gaps & Inconsistencies in a Text
In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize gaps and inconsistencies in nonfiction and fiction texts. We will pay special attention to gaps in arguments and informational texts.
3. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
4. How to Recognize Statements that Strengthen or Weaken Arguments
In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize statements that strengthen or weaken arguments. We will pay special attention to identifying strong and weak claims, reasons, and evidence.
5. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.
6. Analyzing Structure in an Informational Text
In this lesson, we examine several of the most common structures that an informational text might use and the different ways each structure helps an author create an argument or deliver their message.
7. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems
Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.
8. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text
In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.
9. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples
There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.
10. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More
Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.
11. Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies
Literary nonfiction consists of many types of writing. Two of the most popular types are biographies and autobiographies. Watch this video lesson to learn more about these two types.
12. Autobiography: Definition & Examples
This lesson examines the genre of nonfiction. Specifically, you will learn how an autobiography is nonfiction, with examples illustrating the concepts.
13. How Differing Authors Present Information
This lesson discusses how differing authors present the same information. Authors use facts, opinions, images and the power of persuasion to connect with their audience.
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Other chapters within the FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Test Prep & Practice course
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Conventions of Standard English
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Interpreting Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA Flashcards