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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:
- Getting the gist of an essay
- Using context to determine meaning
- Inferring intended meaning
- Constructing meaning with context clues
- Interpreting literary meaning
1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.
2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
3. 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.
4. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
5. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
6. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples
Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.
7. 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.
8. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
9. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'
10. 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.
11. Julio Cortazar: Biography, Short Stories & Poems
In this lesson, we will learn about the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. After a brief biography, we will discuss his body of work, including his short stories, novels, poems, and translations.
12. Katrina Van Tassel: Character Analysis & Overview
This lesson offers a brief summary of Washington Irving's ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'' and a character analysis of Katrina Van Tassel. You'll also learn about how she relates to the two main characters of the story.
13. Assessing Evidence in Informational Writing
It's important to know what you're reading. In this lesson, we're going to examine the evidence in informational texts to learn whether it's valid or not.
14. Analyzing Persuasive Texts to Increase Comprehension
Are you studying persuasive texts, but feel like you do not understand the content? This lesson will show you how understanding the structure, organization, and features of a persuasive text can actually improve your understanding of the text itself. Read on, to learn more.
15. Persuasive Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience
Persuasive text is all around you, but do you ever take the time to truly analyze it? This lesson describes how to identify the main idea, purpose, and intended audience for persuasive writing.
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