Types of Texts

Expository Text: It explains to the reader how to do something without having prior knowledge. The Important Parts: It has true facts You can learn something new You can read it for pleasure or to do research (Isn’t that an interesting observation?) Title, Index, Glossary, Headings (we decided to call these ways to organize the … Read moreTypes of Texts

Context Clues

What are Context Clues? Context Clues are what you use to find the meaning of an unknown word. You can use things like synonyms, antonyms, examples, or definitions and explanations to help you uncover the hidden meanings. Types of Context Clues: Synonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the same or nearly … Read moreContext Clues

Reading and Test Taking Strategies

  When to use What to do “BEFORE” starting to read • Read and circle directions • Read and circle title • Read and underline the heading, boldface or italicized words in the passage • Circle and study charts, diagrams, graphs, maps, tables, and illustrations • Read and circle captions • Read the questions and … Read moreReading and Test Taking Strategies