Ch 7: MTLE Basic Skills: Relationships Between Ideas in Writing

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Use the lessons in the Relationships Between Ideas in Writing chapter of this study guide to polish your skills in extracting meaning from a reading passage. This practice will be extremely useful to you as you prepare for the MTLE Basic Skills test.

MTLE Basic Skills: Relationships Between Ideas in Writing - Chapter Summary

Identifying and determining sequence of events, cause and effect, analyzing related or opposing texts and drawing conclusions are all vital skills that enhance the reader's ability to extract the message in a literary or informational text. As you work through these lessons, you will find the following information:

  • Definition of structure and its effect on meaning
  • Identification of cause and effect in a passage and event
  • Recognition of steps or sequence of events
  • Analysis of related or opposing texts
  • How to draw conclusions from a passage

This study guide is designed to allow you to progress through the lessons and from component to component with ease and fluidity. You can jump from a quiz to the corresponding video by clicking on a link. Further, each video has a full written transcript, with key vocabulary highlighted in bold. All of the resources you need are as close as your mouse, and the dashboard feature enables you to keep everything organized.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTLE Basic Skills: Relationships Between Ideas in Writing
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What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

1. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

2. 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.

How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

3. How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

Recognize and understand how cause and effect relates to literature. Learn how to determine and find cause and effect in a reading passage, along with a strategy to assist you.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

4. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

5. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.

How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

6. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

7. 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.

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