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Ch 9: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Inference & Context in Comprehension

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Help your students in 6-8 brush up on the use of inference and context in their reading comprehension and research for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) by watching this fun set of video lessons. The self-assessment quizzes offer immediate feedback about their progress.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Inference & Context in Comprehension - Chapter Summary

Let us guide your students' review for this spring's SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy). This chapter's lessons cover all the essentials of using inference and context to understand text, including the following:

  • Interpretation of literary meaning
  • Inferences of intended meaning
  • Sequence of events in selections
  • Effects of word choice on tone and meaning
  • Differences between tone and mood
  • Citing textual evidence

Our professional instructors skillfully present lessons that make learning fun. Lessons include videos, full transcripts, links to additional information and video tags to locate certain spots in the presentations with ease. The optional lesson quizzes and chapter test will show you when they're ready for the SBA.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Inference & Context in Comprehension
Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

1. 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.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

2. 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.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

3. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

4. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

5. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

6. 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.

Citing Textual Evidence: Strategies & Examples

7. Citing Textual Evidence: Strategies & Examples

This lesson will show you how to avoid plagiarism by citing sources. We will look at several reasons why writers use quotes and how to integrate explicit evidence into an argument. Then, we will explore formats, footnotes, and bibliographies.

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