Ch 21: Reading - Interpreting & Analyzing Text: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Reading - Interpreting & Analyzing Text chapter of this SAT Prep: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master interpreting and analyzing text. 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 interpreting and analyzing text.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering how to interpret and analyze text will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn interpreting and analyzing text. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding strategies for interpreting passages
  • 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 interpreting and analyzing text
  • 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 - Interpreting and Analyzing Text 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 - Interpreting and Analyzing Text chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about interpreting and analyzing text. 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 an interpreting and analyzing text unit of a standard SAT prep course. Topics covered include:

  • Connections among individuals, events, and ideas within text
  • The definition of an author's purpose
  • Using supporting details to explain the main point
  • Summarizing and restating an idea
  • Using ideas from a passage of text
  • Dissecting an event in a text to identify the cause and effect
  • Contrasting and comparing elements in a passage
  • Comparing data and text to aspects of the real world
  • Using passages to draw conclusions
  • Intended meaning and inference
  • Interpreting passage generalizations
  • Analyzing a writer's word choice
  • The writer's point of view and tone
  • Informational text interpretation and textual evidence
  • Graphic information analysis within a text

12 Lessons in Chapter 21: Reading - Interpreting & Analyzing Text: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

1. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

2. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.

How to Restate an Idea and Summarize

3. How to Restate an Idea and Summarize

Understanding how to restate an idea and summarize the information you have read is an important reading skill. In this lesson, you'll learn how to rephrase the main points of an essay, argument, or reading passage into a clear summary.

How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

4. How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

Recognize and understand how cause and effect relates to literature. Learn how to determine and find cause and effect in a reading passage, along with a strategy to assist you.

How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

5. How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

In this lesson, you'll learn how to compare and contrast when analyzing pieces of literature. You will also learn different strategies to assist in identifying key similarities and differences when applying compare and contrast.

How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage

6. How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage

You might be able to understand everything the author says in a passage, but can you figure out what the author ISN'T saying? Try your hand at drawing conclusions - but not jumping to conclusions - in this video lesson.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

7. 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.

How to Interpret Generalizations of a Passage

8. How to Interpret Generalizations of a Passage

Do you know what a generalization is? Do you know how to spot a misleading generalization when you see one, or make generalizations about different aspects of a passage? Watch this video lesson to gain or improve skills.

How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer

9. How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer

Authors never pick the words in their works by accident. In this lesson, we'll explore the ways that authors use words and see how this impacts our understanding of their work.

How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View

10. How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View

Writers give us many clues to help us understand why they write. In this lesson, we're going to check out the concepts of tone and point of view to see how they can be used to better understand a passage.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

11. 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.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

12. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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