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Ch 8: Language & Reading Comprehension

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Prepare for an upcoming test that covers language and reading comprehension by utilizing the learning and study tools in this chapter. Enjoy access to engaging lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam that can improve your knowledge in a short period of time.

Language & Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

The bite-sized lessons in this chapter make it easy to better understand language and reading comprehension. Closely examine academic language, complex language, factors that affect reading comprehension and more. After finishing this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Define and discuss the functions of academic language
  • Provide a description of language structure and text features in reading comprehension
  • Share strategies for comprehending complex language
  • List and discuss factors that can help or hinder reading comprehension
  • Describe ways to construct meaning using prior knowledge, context clues and word structure
  • Explain the link between vocabulary and reading comprehension

Take advantage of the ability to tailor your study of language and reading comprehension. This chapter's flexibility lets you choose the lessons you want to study and visit any time your schedule permits. Multiple-choice quizzes help you check your knowledge of the lessons you review, while our practice exam assesses your understanding of the entire chapter. These resources are available 24/7 and can be viewed using your computer, smartphone or tablet of choice.

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Language & Reading Comprehension
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Academic Language: Definition, Examples & Functions

1. Academic Language: Definition, Examples & Functions

In this lesson, you'll be able to learn about academic language, and how it fits into a school's curriculum. Check out some various examples and functions of this way of writing and then test your knowledge with a quiz!

Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

2. Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

In this lesson we will examine how language structure and text features can help you comprehend what you are reading and, ultimately, remember the information better!

What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

3. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.

The Connection Between Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension

4. The Connection Between Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension

Watch this video lesson to see how a student's vocabulary impacts his or her level of reading comprehension. Learn what kinds of activities you can use to help increase your student's reading comprehension through vocabulary acquisition.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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