Ch 13: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts

About This Chapter

Find critical concepts related to reading informational texts in preparation for the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam. The combination of video lessons and self-assessment quizzes ensures that you will have the information you need to correctly answer questions on the test.

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons contained within this chapter as part of your review process for studying informational texts as you prepare for the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam. Our video lessons can prepare you for any exam questions involving:

  • Identifying and analyzing text structures
  • Utilizing visuals to present data
  • Interpreting scientific graphs and charts
  • Defining informational text
  • Determining facts versus opinion in text
  • Identifying the organization in a reading selection

Review these lessons from a computer, tablet or smartphone at a time that's convenient for you. Complete the chapter exam at the end to gauge your overall understanding of the material in this chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure

2. How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure

Understanding the organization of a piece of writing is imperative to gain a full understanding of the author's message. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify and analyze several common text structures.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

3. 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.

Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

4. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.

Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

5. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.

Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

6. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

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.

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