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Literary Skills & Strategies - Chapter Summary
The engaging lessons in this chapter provide an overview of literary skills and strategies. You can get a clearer understanding of how to read a text with inferences and recognize explicit statements. You can also learn how to develop an objective summary when writing a story. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Recall reading strategies that employ visualization
- Distinguish between close reading and big picture reading strategies
- Explain how predictions are made based on details in a reading selection
- Communicate how intended meaning is inferred
- Describe how to discern explicit statements
- Read a selection and draw conclusions
- Provide an example of how to paraphrase a reading selection
- Compare ideas in a reading selection
These lessons help you comprehend literary skills and strategies with greater ease and our instructors provide plenty of illustrations. You can study all the lessons in the order provided, or just focus on the topics that you don't fully comprehend. A brief and printable quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge.
1. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
Visualization is an effective reading strategy to support reading comprehension. This lesson will explore the definition, purpose, and benefits of visualization, as well as explain how to visualize while reading.
2. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
Examining literature with close-reading and big-picture reading techniques can aid in getting a firm grasp on understanding the text. Explore these two strategies and how they can be applied to many texts, including Shakespeare's 'Romero and Juliet.'
3. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection
Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.
4. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
Inference is a conclusion or opinion that is logically formed through observation, facts, reasoning and evidence. Learn about the meaning of inference, explore how to infer an intended meaning and understand how to practice making inferences.
5. Discerning Explicit Statements from Inferences in a Text
In any informational text, there will be information stated explicitly and information you have to infer. In this lesson, you'll learn about the differences and some inference issues to watch out for.
6. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection
When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.
7. How to Paraphrase: Definition & Examples
Paraphrasing can be a valuable skill to learn, especially in an academic setting. Discover important tips and learn how to avoid common mistakes when trying to convey ideas into your own words. Differentiate between good and bad paraphrasing examples.
8. Writing an Objective Summary of a Story
Writing an objective summary of a story means summarizing it while excluding one's opinions. Learn about the terms, the secret techniques, and the step-by-step procedure for writing an objective summary, and check out a summary of 'The Tell-Tale Heart' as an example.
9. How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection
The ability to compare and contrast the many ideas in one reading selection can be an overwhelming task. This video lesson gives a step-by-step method of how to successfully compare and contrast ideas in a reading selection.
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