Ch 4: Reading Informational Texts: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Reading Informational Texts chapter of this CAHSEE English Exam: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master reading informational texts. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of reading informational texts.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering reading informational texts will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about reading informational texts. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to read and analyze informational texts and documents
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about reading informational texts
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Reading Informational Texts chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Reading Informational Texts chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any reading informational texts question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a reading informational texts unit of a CAHSEE English exam prep course. Topics covered include:

  • Comprehending consumer reading materials
  • Reading technical documents
  • Examining graphic information
  • Analyzing two related texts
  • Recognizing and evaluating primary and secondary resources
  • Sequence in technical documents
  • Literal language and figures of speech

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: Reading Informational Texts: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Reading Consumer Materials: Comprehension Strategies

1. Reading Consumer Materials: Comprehension Strategies

This lesson will help make sure that you are ready to read and comprehend a number of different consumer materials, ranging from cell phone contracts to housing agreements.

Titles & Headings in Technical Documents

2. Titles & Headings in Technical Documents

Titles and headings alert readers to the topics covered in a technical document. This video explains the purpose, design, and placement of titles and headings in technical writing.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

3. 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.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

4. 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.

Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

5. Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

Good history and good cooking can both be ruined by not using the proper ingredients. This lesson explains why that is true while describing the roles of primary and secondary sources.

Sequence in Technical Documents

6. Sequence in Technical Documents

Arranging your information in a particular order will help emphasize the points you want to make in technical documents. This video provides tips for creating a clear sequence in technical writing.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

7. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

8. Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

Figures of speech can add humor or drama to any situation, but you have to understand what they mean in order to connect the dots. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to interpret figures of speech, such as verbal irony, puns, idioms, and hyperbole.

Literal Language: Definition & Examples

9. Literal Language: Definition & Examples

Do you sometimes feel like nobody understands you? Well, perhaps you should try using more literal language! Learn more about this form of straightforward expression in this lesson, where you'll also find some literal language in action.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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