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Ch 4: PECT PAPA: Drawing Inferences from Texts

About This Chapter

This chapter focuses on the process of drawing inferences from texts. Read the written transcripts, watch the video lessons and take the self-assessment quizzes in preparation for answering questions on the PECT PAPA examination.

PECT PAPA: Drawing Inferences from Texts - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter are designed to review methods for inferring intended meanings from texts. They also go over strategies for drawing conclusions as methods for understanding the mood and tone of a passage. Brushing up on these and other topics by watching this chapter's videos could prepare you for questions on the PECT PAPA examination. Your review of this chapter might assist you in:

  • Defining and utilizing inference
  • Describing the functions of tone and mood
  • Explaining first, second and third point of view
  • Drawing conclusions and recognizing the assumptions of an author
  • Exploring the implications of reading passage ideas

Take a proactive approach to preparing for the PECT PAPA examination by studying these tutorial lessons. As you watch the instructor-narrated videos, you could become better able to draw inferences from texts and, thus, more prepared for these kinds of questions on the PECT PAPA examination. Each lesson is followed by a short multiple-choice quiz that gauges your knowledge. You can take these quizzes again if necessary or print them out for further review.

PECT PAPA: Drawing Inferences from Texts Chapter Objectives

This computer-based examination includes three modules: Reading, Mathematics and Writing. Your ability to make inferences from a variety of texts will be assessed in the 'Reading' module. There are 36 selected-response items in this module. You will have 45-minutes to complete the test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: PECT PAPA: Drawing Inferences from Texts
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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.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

2. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

3. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Identifying an Author's Underlying Assumptions

4. Identifying an Author's Underlying Assumptions

Whenever a writer puts pen to paper, chances are that he or she is making a number of assumptions about the reader. This lesson focuses on some of those assumptions and how to identify them.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

5. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

Recognizing Implications of Ideas in a Reading Passage

6. Recognizing Implications of Ideas in a Reading Passage

How can recognizing implications in a reading passage help active readers? And how can readers recognize implications? In this lesson we'll look at how to recognize implications and the link between implications, inferences, and predictions in reading.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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