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FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text - Chapter Summary
This chapter contains lessons exploring the structure of informational texts, including text organization, analysis, and author credibility. Also covered are text features, connecting ideas, and constructing meaning. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:
- Identifying the organization of a text
- Analyzing the purpose of a text
- Text features
- Author credibility and the attitude of the author towards a subject
- Connecting ideas
- Constructing meaning
- Comparing arguments
Knowledgeable instructors will thoroughly explain each subject, and are available to answer questions. Video lessons make the material fun and interesting. The student can test their knowledge with self-assessment quizzes or review key points from the video using the jump feature.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text - Chapter Objectives
Florida uses the FSA exams to ensure that students are meeting the state's academic standards in various subjects. The FSA ELA test includes multiple-choice questions, like those on our lesson quizzes, as well as technology-enhanced items. The material covered by this Structure in Informational Text chapter of the study guide is tested in the reading portion of the exam.
1. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection
Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.
2. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.
3. What is a Text Feature? - Definition & Examples
You think the newest computers and smart phones have more features than dusty old books? You might think again after reading this lesson, where you'll see text features defined along with a few examples of these helpful textual enhancements!
4. How to Recognize Attitude Expressed by the Author Towards a Subject
In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize an author's attitude toward his or her subject. We will pay close attention to the difference between formal, objective writing, and informal, subjective writing.
5. Author Credibility: Definition & Examples
Find out what author credibility is and how it makes a difference to your research paper. Learn how to determine author credibility and where to find reliable sources.
6. How to Connect Ideas in an Informational Text
Informational texts are factual, nonfiction writings. In order for us to learn new information, we should be able to find and connect the ideas in an informational text, and this lesson will introduce the key features that organize these ideas.
7. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
8. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments
In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.
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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: Analyzing 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