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Ch 11: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts

About This Chapter

The short video lessons in this chapter are designed to help you prepare for the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment by showing you how to examine informational texts. Take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to gauge your comprehension of the materials.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts - Chapter Summary

Prepare for the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment by watching fun video lessons that address how to read informational texts. The videos can refresh your knowledge of the subject to ensure you're ready to address:

  • Identifying characteristics of informational text
  • Examining types of informational writing
  • Identifying and analyzing text structure
  • Defining a journal article
  • Evaluating sources for reliability and credibility
  • Analyzing a summary and determining fact vs. opinion
  • Interpreting scientific data in graphs and charts

The video lessons provide a detailed overview of how to read informational texts to ensure you fully understand how to do it. Presented in an informative and entertaining visual format, the videos make the learning process fun.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts Chapter

The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts chapter are found in the Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature portion of the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment, which constitutes approximately 29% of the total test. The assessment evaluates your readiness to teach English language arts in the middle school classroom and ensures you're qualified to hold a teaching license in Ohio. To aid in your test preparation, review the video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes that allow you to practice answering questions similar to those found on the exam.

The exam is made up of all multiple-choice questions, many of which are presented as short paragraphs that must be evaluated, phrases that must be completed, or questions that must be answered. In response to the questions, you will be provided with four answers. You will be asked to choose the single best option from the four choices.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure

1. How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure

Understanding the organization of a piece of writing is imperative to gain a full understanding of the author's message. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify and analyze several common text structures.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

2. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

3. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.

Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

4. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

5. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

6. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.

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