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Ch 2: Interpreting Ideas & Arguments in Reading

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Help your students become experts at interpreting arguments and ideas while reading with our fun chapter. Build their confidence in these skills ahead of an assessment exam or big assignment by reviewing the short lessons and quizzes provided in this chapter.

Interpreting Ideas & Arguments in Reading - Chapter Summary

These engaging lessons explain the best way to identify a topic and an argument in a text passage, which is an essential skill for reading comprehension. Similar topics teach students about implied meaning so they understand the main point, as well as using tone and point-of-view to further comprehend what they're reading. Students will also learn about specific strategies to critically evaluate literature and text. After finishing this chapter, they will be able to:

  • Describe the four basic parts of an argument
  • Give examples of causal information
  • Determine the tone while reading

Review these detailed lessons and then have your students take the multiple-choice quizzes to see how well they understand these topics. If they have difficulty with any of the lessons here, feel free to contact an instructor for assistance. Our learning materials can be used on any mobile device or computer at any time as a flexible study aid.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Interpreting Ideas & Arguments in Reading
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Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

1. Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

Understanding the distinction between topic and argument is an important part of becoming a critical reader. Here's the difference, with examples. Also review how to identify the support for an argument in a passage.

Parts of an Argument: Lesson for Kids

2. Parts of an Argument: Lesson for Kids

An argument is a group of statements used to persuade others to be for or against something. This lesson will teach you about the four parts of an argument and how to use them to support your point of view.

Main Idea: Lesson for Kids

3. Main Idea: Lesson for Kids

What is the main idea of a passage? How do you identify the main idea? Read this lesson to find the answers to these questions and to discover what a hamburger and a stool have to do with finding the main idea.

Interpreting Information in an Explanation: Lesson for Kids

4. Interpreting Information in an Explanation: Lesson for Kids

When you're reading informational texts, you sometimes have to look for the relationships among the information that is given. Read on to learn how to interpret information with causal relationships in a text.

Point-of-View Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

5. Point-of-View Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Do you love to listen to stories and try to figure out who is telling them? If so, you are going to love learning about point of view. This lesson will teach you what point of view is in stories, the types of point of view, and how to identify the point of view.

Determining Tone in Readings: Lesson for Kids

6. Determining Tone in Readings: Lesson for Kids

Understanding tone is a vital reading comprehension skill. In this lesson, we will discuss strategies for finding the tone of a written work and explore how tone influences content and meaning.

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