Comprehension of Informational Text 211-220
Locates info in an index containing multiple entries for a single topic.
Locates info in passages containing long, complex, or incomplete sentences which use difficult vocabulary.
Summarizes complex informational text.
Evaluates to select the most valid prediction.
Distinguishes between appropriate and inappropriate main idea for a given title.
Classifies statements as being the opposing opinion within an informational article.
Distinguishes between facts and opinions that are unsubstantiated in text.
Analyzes loaded, persuasive language in a text.
Explains an author's techniques to create specific images in text.
Interpret the mood created by an author in an informational text.
Copy an example from a textbook index showing multiple entries for a single word.
Find a challenging piece of informative writing and break it down into understandable chunks of information.
Write a summary of an informational article.
Find an online article that makes a prediction about some current issue--election, economy, jobs, public education, etc. Then, using information containedin the link to the right, explain if his or her prediction is valid.
Compose a list of "Do not…" statements telling writers what not to do when deciding upon a title.
Find a persuasive online article or one from a textbook and list the both sides of the argument. Identify at least (3) points for both sides.
Read a letter to the editor and identify the topic, the author's point of view on that topic, and their list of reasons as to why they feel the way they feel. Be sure to point out any unsubstantiated (unsupported) facts that the author may use. After analyzing the article as described, share if you agree or disagree and why.
Compose a paragraph persuading your teacher to delay a test and use all three persuasive appeals: personal, logical, and emotional.
Open any textbook and compose a well-written paragraph that explains how it uses imagery to help the reader understand, follow along, or capture their attention.
Analyze the famous "I Have a Dream" speech of Martin Luther King, Jr. Identify his tone and provide a list of at least (15) words or phrases that support that assertion.