About This Chapter
Praxis I Core Academic Reading: Structure and Organization - Chapter Summary
The Praxis I Core Academic Reading exam tests your ability to discern a reading selection's organization and structure. This chapter's video lessons can help you get ready for questions on this topic by familiarizing you with some of the following organizational strategies used by authors to relate meaning:
- Cause and effect
- Comparison and contrast
- Problems and solutions
- Event sequences or steps
After you've viewed the instructors' methods for identifying a text's structure and organization, you can take the corresponding quizzes to assess your knowledge of the material, set study goals, and work out a testing strategy.
Objectives of the Praxis I Core Academic Reading: Structure and Organization Chapter
The Praxis I Core Academic Reading test is 85 minutes in length and includes a series of newspaper articles, journal articles, and other types of passages selected to gauge your analytical and reading comprehension skills.
Topics covered in these video lessons are designed to prepare you for the exam's Craft, Structure, and Language Skills section. This part of the test includes around 30% of the exam's 56 multiple-choice questions. Those testing your knowledge of organization and structure present you with a series of brief statements describing a passage's organization and ask you to choose the most fitting description.
Scores on the Praxis I Core Academic Reading exam are used to determine applicants' preparedness for postsecondary schools' teacher education programs or evaluate program graduates applying for a teaching license in their state of residence.
1. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
2. Organizational Features & Structures of Informational Texts
How do authors make informational texts easier to read for their audience? This lesson explains the different types of organizational structures and text structures that can be used in an informational text.
3. How to Determine the Text Structure of a Passage Using Transitions
Text structures are identifiable patterns in the organization of text in a written work. This lesson will discuss the use of transitions to determine text structure. We will end with a very short quiz to see what you have learned.
4. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text
In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Reading (5712, 5713): Study Guide & Practice course
- About the Praxis Reading Core Academic Test
- Praxis I Reading: Comprehension
- Praxis I Reading: Themes and Main Ideas
- Praxis I Reading: Evaluating Arguments and Reasoning
- Praxis I Reading: Word Choice and Language
- Praxis I Reading: Figurative Language and Nuance
- Praxis I Reading: Point of View
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Flashcards