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FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Understanding Informational Text - Chapter Summary
The process of understanding informational text can be challenging, which is why the expert instructors in this chapter provide definitions, explanations and examples to boost your knowledge. Watch entertaining videos and read short texts to ensure you're ready to do the following on the FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA test:
- Compare information presented through different mediums
- Recognize gaps and inconsistencies in a text
- Explain how to evaluate sources for reliability, credibility and worth
- Describe how to recognize statements that strengthen or weaken arguments
- Understand an essay, improve reading comprehension and analyze structure in an informational text
- Demonstrate your ability to interpret graphs and charts of scientific data
- Analyze graphic information inside a text and different perspectives in historical narratives
This chapter makes it convenient for you to fit your test preparations into a busy schedule. Utilize the text and video lessons from your home computer, or access them on the go via your smartphone or tablet. Video lessons average about 10 minutes each, can be watched in any sequence, and feature timelines that let you skip to key topics without watching them in full. Take the self-assessment quizzes before, during or after watching the lessons, and submit any questions about lesson topics to our experts. Be sure to take the chapter exam to test your knowledge of information text before taking the test.
1. Comparing Information Presented Through Different Mediums
Different mediums, such as television, film, stage, and books, may often present the same story or the same text, but changing the medium will always inherently change the way the story is presented. This lesson uses ''Romeo and Juliet'' as an example to show how information changes when presented through new mediums.
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. Analyzing Different Perspectives in Historical Narratives
This lesson explores ways to ask questions about primary source documents. We will learn about the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Then we will analyze three representative documents by looking at how each author presents the topic from a unique perspective.
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Other chapters within the FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA: Test Prep & Practice course
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Grammar & Punctuation
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Citing Sources in Writing
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Revising & Proofreading Written Work
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Analysis
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Devices
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Understanding & Responding to Literature
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Sample Texts for Literary Analysis
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Genres
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Craft & Structure in Informational Text
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Sample Informational Text for Analysis
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Informative Writing
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
- FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA Flashcards