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WI Foundations of Reading: Understanding Expository Texts - Chapter Summary
See what type of information you can pick up about expository texts by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. After reading the transcripts or watching the videos, you will be able to answer questions on the exam that relate to:
- Interpreting and reading strategies for expository texts
- Reading comprehension for informational texts
- Adjusting reading rate for comprehension
- Strategies for supporting effective reading
- Aiding comprehension through informational texts
- Recognizing the sequence of events or inconsistencies in a expository text
- Increasing students response skills
- Text features and graphic information
- Analyzing reference books and the importance of differentiated reading instruction
Our instructors guide you through each topic, giving you the necessary skills to answer questions correctly on the exam. The lessons make the study process fun. Take a quiz after every lesson to see how much information stuck. After taking all of the quizzes, you will know if you are ready for the real exam.
1. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text
In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.
2. Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative
Reading comprehension involves three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. This lesson will differentiate and define these three levels.
3. Strategies for Close Reading of Expository Texts
When reading expository writing, the reader needs to actively engage with the text in order to analyze, evaluate, and respond to the text. This lesson provides strategies including evaluating point of view, purpose, fact from opinion, and validity.
4. Adjusting Reading Rate Based on Different Factors
We read for several different purposes. Sometimes it's for fun; other times, it may be to learn new material. If you want to improve your comprehension, match your reading rate to the purpose.
5. Different Strategies to Support Effective Reading
Effective reading translates into successful comprehension. Using reading techniques, readers can retain and better understand information. In this lesson, we'll cover two strategies to support effective reading, so you can successfully build on your education.
6. Discussing Informational Texts to Aid Comprehension
This lesson will focus on ways of looking closely at the elements of informational text in order to better understand the content. We will focus on structure, details, and comparison to other sources. Read on, to learn more.
7. 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.
8. How to Recognize Gaps & Inconsistencies in a Text
In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize gaps and inconsistencies in nonfiction and fiction texts. We will pay special attention to gaps in arguments and informational texts.
9. Growing Expository Response Skills: Activities & Examples
If you need to expand your literary response skills, you have come to the right place. This lesson will provide you with valuable strategies and activities to use for responding to expository and informational texts.
10. What is a Text Feature? - Definition & Examples
You think the newest computers and smart phones have more features than dusty old books? You might think again after reading this lesson, where you'll see text features defined along with a few examples of these helpful textual enhancements!
11. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text
In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.
12. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book
Before the Internet existed, people used reference books to find answers to many of their questions. Reference books are still widely used, especially when doing research. Learn how to analyze and interpret them in this lesson.
13. Strategies for Reading Comprehension of Print & Electronic Texts
Effective educators know the importance of cultivating reading skills in students. In this lesson, we will explore reading comprehension strategies traditionally used for print texts that can also be applied to electronic texts.
14. Differentiated Instruction in Reading
Differentiated instruction is a common term in the educational world. This lesson describes three different ways a reading teacher can differentiate instruction so that all students can be successful.
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- Foundations of Reading: Learning to Read with Phonics
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- Foundations of Reading: Vocabulary Development
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- Foundations of Reading: Assessing Reading Development
- Foundations of Reading: Literacy Theory
- Foundations of Reading: Instructional Approaches
- Foundations of Reading: Strategies for Instruction & Intervention
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