Ch 2: Ohio Graduation Test: Reading Comprehension

About This Chapter

The Reading Comprehension chapter of our Ohio Graduation Test preparation course will teach you reading comprehension concepts and skills you need to be successful on your examination. With our expert instructors, short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes you'll go into the exam feeling confident and prepared.

Ohio Graduation Test: Reading Comprehension- Chapter Summary

With this chapter, our expert instructors will show you everything you need to know about reading comprehension. We'll show you effective techniques to aid in comprehending texts which you can use to improve your understanding of a passage and make more informed responses. In this chapterm we'll cover:

  • Improving reading comprehension by deciphering the main idea
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading strategies that deal with visualization
  • Using a graphic organizer
  • Metacognitive strategies
  • Close reading vs. big picture reading
  • Navigating through a reading passage with transitions
  • The differences between topic and argument in a reading passage

Expert instructors will guide you through each of these strategies that you can use when analyzing texts on your test. Effective reading comprehension strategies will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of a text and make more informed, and therefore more effective, responses to a reading passage.

Ohio Graduation Test: Reading Comprehension Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Graduation Test is a 5-part examination that is a prerequisite for high school graduation and must be completed in order to get a diploma. The topics covered in our Reading Comprehension chapter will apply to the Reading section of the examination, which contains 32 multiple-choice questions, four short-answer questions and two extended-response questions. The chapter is particularly applicable to questions dealing with analyzing text, including drawing conclusions about meaning, doing comparative analysis or responding to a passage to demonstrate understanding.

Our lessons, led by expert instructors, are featured in short video that average five to 10 minutes each. These videos come equipped with useful video tags that let you jump back to review key point without re-watching the entire lesson.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Ohio Graduation Test: Reading Comprehension
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Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

2. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

3. Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

A student's reading comprehension abilities can be difficult for any teacher to evaluate. This lesson discusses verbal strategies for assessing a student's comprehension level.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

4. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

5. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

6. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

7. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

8. Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for using transitional words or phrases to navigate a reading passage and find the main point. Then, you can practice yourself in the quiz.

Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

9. Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

Understanding the distinction between topic and argument is an important part of becoming a critical reader. Here's the difference, with examples. Also review how to identify the support for an argument in a passage.

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