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Ch 4: Reading Passage Construction & Comprehension

About This Chapter

Understand the basics of reading passage construction and comprehension using the study resources in this short chapter. Entertaining lessons and mini quizzes can boost your knowledge and simplify the process of studying for an upcoming exam.

Reading Passage Construction & Comprehension - Chapter Summary

This chapter ensures you understand how to analyze and locate information in a reading passage. Engaging lessons closely examine the steps involved in constructing meaning, finding evidence and drawing conclusions in reading selections. When finished, you should be able to:

  • Understand essays and improve your reading comprehension
  • Find details and evidence in a reading selection
  • Use context clues, prior knowledge and word structure to construct meaning
  • Draw conclusions from a reading selection

Don't let a busy schedule get in the way of studying reading passage construction and comprehension. This chapter is completely flexible, enabling you to review lessons anytime, using any computer or mobile device with Internet access. Gauge your comprehension of the lessons you study by taking multiple-choice quizzes. Use the practice exam to test your understanding of the entire chapter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: Reading Passage Construction & Comprehension
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

1. 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.

Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection

2. Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection

Ever have trouble finding a specific detail in a reading selection? Often knowing the structure of the selection will help. This video lesson will give some strategies for finding specific details depending on selection structure.

Finding Evidence in a Reading Passage: Strategies & Examples

3. Finding Evidence in a Reading Passage: Strategies & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss a few strategies for finding evidence in a reading passage. It is important to find evidence in reading passages for the purpose of answering question prompts and supporting a claim.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

4. 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.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

5. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

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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