Ch 4: Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Inference & Interpretation

About This Chapter

Remember strategies for making inferences as you read and for interpreting written work. These videos can help you prepare for the Reading Comprehension section of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) exam for new teachers in Illinois.

Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Inference & Interpretation - Chapter Summary

Our videos can help refresh your memory about strategies for reading comprehension. This chapter focuses on interpreting what you read and inferring concepts that are not directly stated. You can watch videos on these concepts:

  • Inferring the author's intended meaning
  • Recognizing the goal of a piece of writing
  • Finding the best statement of a written work's main idea
  • Identifying a writer's opinion
  • Understanding figurative language in poetry
  • Determining mood in poetry
  • Using context and word structure to understand meaning
  • Connotation vs. denotation

These lessons are short, so each one can focus on a single concept. After you watch each video, you can take the included multiple-choice quiz to see how much you remember. Retake the quizzes as often as you want to. You might choose to practice your skills by reading and analyzing other materials as you prepare.

Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension Objectives

Everyone who wants an Illinois professional educator license must take the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) from the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS). The Reading Comprehension section is multiple-choice; it includes 60 questions. The TAP test includes two other multiple-choice sections (Language Arts and Mathematics) and one Writing section.

The Reading Comprehension section addresses your skill at understanding what you read across a wide spectrum of content. The test may include passages about fine arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences. You might be reading college-level writing or even original sources.

Chapter Practice 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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