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Ch 2: GACE English: Reading for Information

About This Chapter

Look at this chapter's video lessons to review key material on effectively reading and understanding text information. Terms that appear in the chapter may pop up on your GACE English assessment.

GACE English: Reading for Information - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's short, fun videos to refamiliarize yourself with helpful tips and strategies for getting the most out of a text's content. The chapter's lessons help ensure you'll be well-informed on all of these possible GACE English question topics:

  • Steps in literary passage analysis
  • Determining central idea and implied main idea
  • Major categories for author's purpose
  • Narrators and points of view
  • Identifying a text's cause and effect
  • Evaluating textual evidence
  • Analyzing an original work's film adaption

Watch the videos at home on your computer or on your mobile device when you're out. Take a little time after finishing each video to complete the corresponding practice quiz so you can evaluate your retention.

GACE English: Reading for Information Chapter Objectives

The GACE English assessment considers whether an individual is qualified for teacher certification in Georgia. The assessment's Reading for Information subarea falls in test II. This subarea includes only multiple-choice questions and accounts for close to 40% of your score on test II.

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: GACE English: Reading for Information
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

2. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

3. Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

What's the point? If you're having trouble answering this question, you might need to learn more about implied main ideas. This lesson gives a definition and examples, along with explanations on how to identify them!

Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

4. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.

Sources of Modern Fiction: Myths, Traditional Stories & Religious Works

5. Sources of Modern Fiction: Myths, Traditional Stories & Religious Works

In this lesson, we're going to see how myths, traditional stories, and religious writings serve as sources for modern fiction. We'll define each of these and look at examples of modern interpretations.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

6. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

7. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Comparing & Contrasting a Fictional Portrayal to Historical Accounts

8. Comparing & Contrasting a Fictional Portrayal to Historical Accounts

Many novels take events or people from history and treat them in a fictional manner. The author may make significant changes to the historical facts, but in doing so it can give the reader a deeper understanding of history.

Comparing an Original Story to Its Film Version

9. Comparing an Original Story to Its Film Version

In this lesson we compare a book to its film version and discuss several things to examine and consider when rendering the comparison and examine To Kill a Mockingbird.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

10. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

11. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

12. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

13. 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.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

14. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech

15. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech

There are many famous speeches that are inspiring and memorable, but to effectively analyze a speech we need to look at it in a new way. In this lesson we'll discuss exactly how to do this.

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