Ch 16: Skills for Reading Comprehension

About This Chapter

In this chapter you'll find a comprehensive overview of skills for reading comprehension. Explore fun lessons and take multiple-choice quizzes to boost your knowledge of these skills and enhance your ability to succeed on an upcoming test.

Skills for Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

Feel confident in your knowledge of various reading comprehension skills with help from this engaging chapter. Bite-sized lessons offer engaging overviews of topics that include author's purpose, interpreting generalizations of a passage and language analysis in literature. After studying this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:

  • Determine the sequence of events or steps in a reading selection
  • Analyze sequence of events in an informational text
  • Define the main idea of a story and supporting details
  • Outline how to draw conclusions from a reading selection
  • Analyze settings in literature
  • Find cause and effect in a reading selection

This chapter offers amazing flexibility, enabling you to choose the lessons you'd like to study and visit as often as you'd like. Around-the-clock mobile access makes it easy to review the lessons during the timeframes and in the locations that suit your schedule. If you develop questions while exploring the lessons, get quick answers by submitting them to our experts via the dashboard. When you're ready, check your overall comprehension of this chapter by taking the mini quizzes and broader practice exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: Skills for Reading Comprehension
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Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

1. 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.

Analyzing Sequence of Events in an Informational Text

2. Analyzing Sequence of Events in an Informational Text

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the different types of sequencing of events from non-fiction, informational text. You will learn how to use context clues and make inferences about the ordering of events in a text.

What is the Main Idea of a Story?

3. What is the Main Idea of a Story?

Have you ever read a story and wondered to yourself, 'What's the main idea of this story?' In this lesson, we'll go over what the main idea of a story is, why it's important and how to find it.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

4. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.

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.

How to Interpret Generalizations of a Passage

6. 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 Analyze Settings in Literature: Explanation and Examples

7. How to Analyze Settings in Literature: Explanation and Examples

In this lesson, we will learn what a setting is, why it is important and how to analyze it. The setting can be extremely important in literature and helps develop characters, the plot and the theme.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

8. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

9. 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.

Language Analysis in Literature: Overview & Examples

10. Language Analysis in Literature: Overview & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn how to analyze literary language. In no time at all, you will be able to skillfully spot stand-out-moments in any given literary text. Then you'll learn how to dissect these literary nuances, making meaning out of complex literature.

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