Ch 2: NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading

About This Chapter

Use the video lessons and practice quizzes in this Meaning in Reading chapter to prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills Reading test.

NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers all the essential information you'll need to know about finding meaning in reading passages for the NES Essential Academic Skills Reading exam. By the end of the chapter, you'll have covered the following topics:

  • Using text to interpret literary meaning
  • Finding meaning using prior knowledge, context clues and word structure
  • Inferring intended meaning
  • Interpreting figurative language

Our instructors have broken down chapter concepts into a series of short video lessons. Each lesson lasts less than ten minutes, so you'll be able to quickly and easily catch up on the topics you'll need to know. Use the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson to gauge how well you understand the material.

NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading Objectives

The NES exam is part of the certification process for teachers in many states. The exam consists of 45 multiple-choice questions and is delivered via computer. The learning tools in this chapter correspond to questions on the test that ask about the meaning of words and phrases, and determine your ability to understand a writer's purpose. You'll be asked questions about the meaning of figurative language found in a sample passage, the writer's purpose in a given text and the effects of word and phrase choice. In addition, you'll need to be able to identify a writer's opinion or point of view from the word choice, phrasing and content of a written passage.

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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