Ch 5: THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text

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Strengthen your ability to draw conclusions from ideas in text as you prepare for the THEA test in Texas. You can watch fun video lessons and complete self-assessment quizzes that gauge your readiness to take the exam.

THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text - Chapter Summary

Preparing for the THEA test sometimes requires you to revisit concepts you haven't explored in months or years. To ease the process of reviewing how to draw conclusions from ideas in text, explore the videos in this chapter that can prepare you for:

  • Knowing how to determine the sequence of events or steps in a reading selection
  • Finding a reading selection's cause and effect
  • Determining the cause and effect of an event in a passage
  • Identifying a reading selection's problem and solution
  • Showing how to draw conclusions from a reading selection
  • Understanding the meaning of inference and the process of inferring intended meaning
  • Exhibiting how to draw inferences in fiction

The lessons provide you with the unique opportunity to study the materials at a pace that works best for you. You can watch the videos in any order and as often as you'd like until you're confident you comprehend the lesson concepts.

THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text Chapter Objectives

This THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text chapter is designed to make the process of studying for the exam easier. You have access to short, yet comprehensive video lessons, full video transcripts and self-assessment quizzes.

The computer-based test is required for students interested in entering their freshman years at some Texas public colleges or universities. It assesses their understanding of reading, writing and math to ensure they are prepared to perform at the college level. Topics covered in this chapter are found in the reading section of the exam, which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Passing this section requires a minimum score of 230.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text
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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.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

2. 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.

How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

3. How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

Recognize and understand how cause and effect relates to literature. Learn how to determine and find cause and effect in a reading passage, along with a strategy to assist you.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

4. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

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.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

6. 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.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

7. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

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