Ch 6: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Informational Texts

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We want all students to be able to read to learn. Let us help you prepare for the Praxis Early Childhood Educational exam by reviewing with you the fundamentals for reading informational text.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Informational Texts - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you prepare for success on your test by breaking down the important concepts associated with reading informational texts. We will guide you through a review of the components of an informational text and how to analyze and connect ideas in them so that you are confident in your ability to answer related questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. When you are finished with your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain main idea, purpose, audience, and point of view of in informational texts
  • List the organizational structures and features of informational text
  • Demonstrate how to draw inferences, summarize, and connect ideas in informational texts
  • Explain text features and their value
  • Discuss how supplemental feature add value to these texts
  • Analyze and compare related texts

Our professional instructors take you on an engaging tour of informational texts through engaging video and text lessons; you can also use the corresponding quizzes to assess your understanding. This review can deepen your understanding in a fun way and help you ace your upcoming Praxis Early Childhood Education test.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Informational Texts
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Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

1. Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

This lesson describes what is and is not informational text. You'll discover the purpose, features, and audience of informational text. You'll also explore examples of informational text.

Determining Point of View & Purpose in Informational Texts

2. Determining Point of View & Purpose in Informational Texts

In informational texts, authors use certain aspects of writing to illustrate their purpose and point of view. In this lesson, you'll look at how to identify both point of view and purpose.

Informational Texts: Organizational Features & Structures

3. Informational Texts: Organizational Features & Structures

Informational texts are a type of nonfiction, factual writing. This lesson will identify the organizational features and structures of informational texts. It will also discuss the different patterns an author may use.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

4. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.

Drawing Inferences from Informational Texts

5. Drawing Inferences from Informational Texts

As it turns out, you may be learning more from a text than you realize. That's because in every text, some information is inferred. In this lesson, we're going to see how drawing inferences from an informational text can help us better understand it.

Summarizing Information to Demonstrate Understanding

6. Summarizing Information to Demonstrate Understanding

How can you show you comprehend what you have read? One strategy is to summarize information. This lesson discusses three methods for summarizing that can demonstrate reading comprehension.

How to Connect Ideas in an Informational Text

7. How to Connect Ideas in an Informational Text

Informational texts are factual, nonfiction writings. In order for us to learn new information, we should be able to find and connect the ideas in an informational text, and this lesson will introduce the key features that organize these ideas.

What is a Text Feature? - Definition & Examples

8. What is a Text Feature? - Definition & Examples

You think the newest computers and smart phones have more features than dusty old books? You might think again after reading this lesson, where you'll see text features defined along with a few examples of these helpful textual enhancements!

How Supplemental Features Add to an Informational Text

9. How Supplemental Features Add to an Informational Text

Informational texts are nonfiction writings that inform the audience about a topic. To help organize these texts, supplemental features are used. These include print features, organizational aids, and visuals.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

10. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.

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