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Ch 10: Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Informational Texts

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Use the video lessons in this chapter to brush up on the process of analyzing informational texts as you prepare to take the Ohio Assessments English Language Arts test. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can help strengthen your comprehension of the materials.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Informational Texts - Chapter Summary

Simplify the process of preparing for the Ohio Assessments English Language Arts test by watching the short video lessons in this chapter. You can brush up on how to analyze informational texts to ensure you're prepared to address the following on the exam:

  • Defining and identifying characteristics of informational text
  • Examining types of informational writing
  • Identifying and analyzing text structure
  • Analyzing the journal article
  • Understanding how to evaluate sources for reliability, credibility and worth
  • Defining author credibility and summary
  • Determining how to read and interpret line graphs

The video lessons provide detailed instruction that help you fully comprehend the concepts you need to succeed on the exam. The lessons are presented in a high-quality visual format that makes the learning process entertaining.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Informational Texts Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Assessments English Language Arts test is designed to gauge your comprehension of the subject to ensure you're ready to teach in the classroom setting and obtain your teaching license in the state. The topics covered in the Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Informational Texts chapter are found in the vocabulary, reading comprehension and reading various text forms portion of the exam, which constitutes approximately 23% of the total text. You can utilize the resources found in this chapter to prepare for the test, including the short video lessons, video transcripts, self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam. Instructors are also available to answer any questions you may have.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple-choice and based on specific test competencies. The majority of questions are presented as a short paragraph, sentence, phrase or question. Following each question is a set of four answers, one of which you will be required to choose as the best option.

9 Lessons in Chapter 10: Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Informational Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.

Informational Writing: Types & Samples

2. Informational Writing: Types & Samples

In this lesson, we will define informational writing, examine the purpose of this type of writing and explore the features of different kinds of informational texts.

How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure

3. 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.

What is a Journal Article? - Examples & Overview

4. What is a Journal Article? - Examples & Overview

Find out what journal articles are and how they're different from other article types. Learn how they can be used in your research papers and essays. Read the lesson, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

5. 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!

Author Credibility: Definition & Examples

6. Author Credibility: Definition & Examples

Find out what author credibility is and how it makes a difference to your research paper. Learn how to determine author credibility and where to find reliable sources.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

7. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.

Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

8. 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

9. 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.

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