Ch 6: Illinois TAP Reading: Summarizing & Interpreting Information

About This Chapter

The TAP exam for new Illinois teachers includes a Reading Comprehension section that requires the ability to summarize written works and interpret graphs. Our videos and quizzes can help reinforce these skills.

Illinois TAP Reading: Summarizing & Interpreting Information - Chapter Summary

Our lessons can help you refresh your understanding of writing structure and information presentation. These brief videos will cover the following concepts:

  • Structure of a written work
  • Influence of structure upon meaning
  • Organizing a passage's ideas into an outline
  • Converting a written paragraph into a chart or table
  • Creating a summary of a written work
  • Understanding tables and graphs

Our videos each come with a multiple-choice quiz to help you test your understanding. The short videos each address a single concept. You can follow our chapter's order presentation if you wish. You can also jump back and forth to focus on the concepts in which you need the most review.

Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension Objectives

The Test of Academic Proficiency is required for all applicants who want to receive an Illinois professional educator license.

On the Reading Comprehension section of the Test of Academic Proficiency, you will find questions about summarizing and outlining written works. Your skill at understanding information presented in graphic form, such as charts or tables, will also be tested.

You might need to select an appropriate summary for a written passage. You could find yourself converting concepts into an outline or a table. Written passages on this test may be from the sciences, social sciences, arts or humanities. Some of them may be primary sources. The passages may be at the college level.

Summarizing and interpreting information is one of six main areas that the TAP will test in the Reading Comprehension section, which has 60 multiple-choice questions.

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