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Ch 8: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Reading Applications

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Let us guide you through your preparations for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam with help from the entertaining lessons in this chapter. Boost your knowledge of reading applications, then test that knowledge by taking self-assessment quizzes.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Reading Applications - Chapter Summary

In this chapter is the comprehensive overview of reading applications you need to answer related questions on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. Take advantage of the resources in this chapter to make your preparations for the exam simple. By refreshing your knowledge of the subject area, you will be ready for the following on the day of the test:

  • Describing literary forms and genres and how they affect meaning
  • Analyzing theme development in a text
  • Discussing reading strategies for expository texts
  • Sharing how to use reference materials for vocabulary
  • Listing and describing technology used in reading instruction

Feel confident in your ability to pass the exam by ensuring you fully understand reading applications. Access the lessons from your laptop, smartphone or tablet to study anywhere! After reviewing each lesson, take the short quiz to gauge your comprehension of the subject matter. Before the day of the test, be sure to assess your knowledge of all the lessons by taking the practice chapter exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Reading Applications
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Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

1. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

Analyzing Theme Development in a Text: Characters, Setting & Plot

2. Analyzing Theme Development in a Text: Characters, Setting & Plot

Once you can identify the plot, setting, characters, and theme of a story, there's still more to consider. In this lesson, you'll get a sense of how all four of those terms function together to have an effect on the reader.

Reading Strategies for Expository Texts

3. Reading Strategies for Expository Texts

Reading informational text and understanding the main ideas can be tricky. Teaching students key strategies and concepts helps them build the right set of skills. This lesson defines expository texts, outlines their components, and offers some teaching tips.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

4. Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will explore various reference materials that will allow you to increase your vocabulary. Common reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses.

Technology Used in Reading Instruction

5. Technology Used in Reading Instruction

In this lesson, we will explore the different uses of technology for reading instruction and how it can be a valuable tool in the classroom. We will discuss some of the options available for your classroom implementation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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