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Ch 1: PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Analyzing a Text

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The process of analyzing a text provides deeper insight into the author's intention. In this chapter of the PARCC ELA - Grade 10 course, you can discover the proper ways of interpreting passages and apply these methods on the PARCC exam.

PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Analyzing a Text - Chapter Summary

Digging into the meat of a passage of text takes time, but the rewards gained from the analysis prove beneficial when it comes to writing about it. This set of video lessons in the PARCC review course shows you the best ways to find meanings and context in a selection of text, and it prepares you for the reading questions you'll encounter during the PARCC ELA - Grade 10 exam. Studying the lessons can help you with:

  • Inferring intended meaning
  • Identifying the central idea and recognizing theme hierarchy
  • Understanding the concept of a summary
  • Connecting ideas in text
  • Using context to determine meaning
  • Applying context
  • Providing examples of supporting details

Should you have any trouble understanding the ideas behind analyzing text, the team of English experts at Study.com can answer any questions you have when you use the dashboard feature to contact them. When you are finished with this chapter, you can take a set of self-assessment quizzes to see how ready you are for the exam.

PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Analyzing a Text Chapter Objectives

The PARCC tests are designed to establish new standards of education for many different grade levels. Questions regarding textual analysis will be found on the ELA exam, where students are scored in varying formats based on their accurate understanding of the text.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Analyzing a Text
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What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

1. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

2. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

3. 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.

How Ideas Are Connected in a Text

4. How Ideas Are Connected in a Text

The lesson will focus on describing strategies used for ensuring coherence and cohesion in a historical text. It will help readers to learn how both are used, while using examples from an American History and World History text.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

5. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

6. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

7. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.

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