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Ch 8: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text

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Your seventh-grade student will be fully prepared for the FSA Grade 7 English and Language Arts exam with the assistance of these video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. Lessons cover how to use informational text, how to identify inference, and how to use supporting details.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text - Chapter Summary

This chapter and its lessons cover informational text and how to use it, including how to identify inference, explain the main point, and identify relationships between ideas. Also covered are the use of textual evidence and determining the sequence of events in a reading selection. By the end of this chapter, the student should be familiar with:

  • Definition of informational text
  • Identifying inference
  • Using supporting details to explain the main point
  • Identifying relationships between general and specific ideas
  • Interpreting an informational text
  • Determining cause and effect of an event in a passage

Knowledgeable instructors will walk your student through each lesson using short, engaging videos. Each video is accompanied by a transcript. The student can revisit key points from the video using the jump feature, or test their knowledge with the corresponding self-assessment quizzes.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text - Chapter Objectives

The FSA exams are used to measure student knowledge and skills in various subject areas, to ensure compliance with Florida's education standards. The FSA Grade 7 English Language Arts exam tests four key areas: reading, speaking and listening, writing, and language. The material covered by this Key Ideas in Informational Text chapter of the study guide is tested in the reading portion of the FSA exam. This test uses various types of questions, including multiple-choice and open-response.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
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What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.

Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

2. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.

Drawing Inferences from Informational Texts

3. Drawing Inferences from Informational Texts

As it turns out, you may be learning more from a text than you realize. That's because in every text, some information is inferred. In this lesson, we're going to see how drawing inferences from an informational text can help us better understand it.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

4. 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.

How to Identify Relationships Between General & Specific Ideas

5. How to Identify Relationships Between General & Specific Ideas

In this lesson, we will learn how to tell the difference between general and specific ideas. We will also explore the relationships between these ideas and practice identifying the ideas and their relationships.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

6. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

7. 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.

How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

8. How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

Recognize and understand how cause and effect relates to literature. Learn how to determine and find cause and effect in a reading passage, along with a strategy to assist you.

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