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Ch 22: Reading - Mastering Reading Passages: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Reading: Mastering Reading Passages chapter of this SAT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master reading passages. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essential strategies to master reading passages.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material for the SAT will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to prepare for the SAT. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding reading and reading comprehension strategies
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning reading skills (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about mastering reading passages
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra reading 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 mastering reading passages 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 mastering reading passages chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about mastering reading passages. 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 mastering reading passages unit of a standard SAT prep course. Topics covered include:

  • Analyzing literary passages
  • Inferring intended meaning
  • Getting the gist of an essay
  • Using visualization
  • Understanding connotation and denotation
  • Understanding tone and mood in a reading passage
  • Using close reading and big reading methods
  • Using text to guide your interpretation of literary works

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: Reading - Mastering Reading Passages: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

2. 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.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

3. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

4. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

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.'

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

6. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

7. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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