About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering how to read in English will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn reading in English. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the English language
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Reading in English chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Reading in English chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any English language question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about reading in English for a standard US citizenship course. Topics covered include:
- How to infer intended meaning
- Context clues in English text
- Visualization strategies for reading
- Strategies of close reading and big picture reading
- Techniques for improving reading comprehension
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.
2. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.'
6. 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.
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Other chapters within the US Citizenship Study Guide course
- The Naturalization Process
- Naturalization Requirements
- Naturalization Tests & Interview
- American Government Principles
- American Government Systems
- American Government Rights & Duties
- America's Discovery, Colonization & Revolution
- American History in the 1800s
- Forging the United States
- American History from 1900 to Present
- Geography of the United States
- American Symbols & Holidays
- English Grammar & Writing
- US Citizenship Test Information & Prep