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Ch 3: THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation

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Increase your chances of earning a passing score on the THEA test in Texas by utilizing resources in this chapter. Watch short videos and take self-assessment quizzes that can help strengthen your reading comprehension and interpretation skills.

THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation - Chapter Summary

As you study for the THEA test, make sure you know what to expect by reviewing lessons that examine reading comprehension and interpretation. After watching the videos, you'll feel confident in your ability to:

  • Comprehend essays and improve reading comprehension
  • Use text to interpret literary meaning
  • Explain the main point through supporting details
  • Understand the meaning of implied main idea
  • Analyze and understand mood and tone in a reading passage

Use the right-hand sidebar to click on any lesson you'd like to watch as you move through this chapter. If you want to visit key topics within any lesson, simply click that lesson, then select the timeline below the video to jump to those topics.

THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation Chapter Objectives

A primary objective of this chapter is to simplify the process of studying for the THEA test. It covers topics found in the reading section of the test which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions that are matched to about seven reading selections, each about 300-750 words. To prepare for the section, take self-assessment quizzes and a practice chapter exam that feature questions formatted much like those you'll see on test day.

Texas public colleges and universities may require entering freshman students to take this computer-based test, also known as an Internet-Based Test (IBT), as a way to show they fully comprehend reading, math and writing concepts. To pass the test, you must earn a score of at least 230 for both the reading and math sections and at least 220 for the writing section.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation
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Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

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.

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

2. 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.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

3. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

4. Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

What's the point? If you're having trouble answering this question, you might need to learn more about implied main ideas. This lesson gives a definition and examples, along with explanations on how to identify them!

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

5. 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.

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