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Ch 4: Reading Informational Texts: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Reading Informational Texts chapter of this CAHSEE English Exam Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning how to read informational texts. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all the tips and strategies for reading informational texts required in a typical course that covers CAHSEE English exam topics.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other CAHSEE English exam work.
  • Identify the informational texts concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our CAHSEE English Exam Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn how to read informational texts and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to read consumer materials, analyze graphic information, interpret figures of speech or any other informational texts topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their reading informational texts unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their CAHSEE English Exam preparations
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning how to read informational texts simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live English tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn how to read informational texts on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Learn comprehension strategies for reading consumer materials
  • Understand titles and headings in technical documents
  • Grasp how to analyze graphic information inside a text
  • Explore ways to analyze two texts related by theme or topic
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary resources in historical research
  • Study sequence in technical documents
  • Review ways to evaluate sources for readability, credibility and worth
  • Learn ways to interpret figures of speech in context
  • Get the gist of literal language

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: Reading Informational Texts: Tutoring Solution
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
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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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