Part Four, Reading Comprehension Skills
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 8

Objective This section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words. PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 53 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Part Four, Reading Comprehension Skills Skill Four, Recognizing Signal Words. Objective This section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words. Signal words help the reader follow the direction of a writer’s thought.

Download Presentation

Objective This section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words.

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

Part Four, Reading Comprehension Skills

Skill Four, Recognizing Signal Words

Objective

This section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words.


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

  • Signal words help the reader follow the direction of a writer’s thought.

  • They are like signposts on the road that guide the traveler.

  • Common signal words show:

    • emphasis

    • addition

    • comparison or contrast

    • illustration

    • cause and effect


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

Emphasis words tell you directly that a particular

idea or detail is especially important.

Some typical words used for emphasis:

important to noteespecially valuablethe chief factor

most of allmost noteworthya vital force

a significant factorremember thatabove all

a primary concerna major eventa central issue

the chief outcomea distinctive quality the most substantial issue

a key featureshould be notedpay particular attention to

the main value


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

Addition words tell you that the writer’s thought is going to continue in the same direction.

The author is going to add on more points or details of the same kind.

Addition words are typically used to signal enumerations.

Some typical addition words:

alsofirst of alllast of allandanother

for one thinglikewisesecondfinally first

in addition nextfurthermore moreover

the third reason


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

Comparison or contrast words

Comparison words signal that the author is pointing out a

similarity between two subjects. They tell you that the second

idea is like the first one in some way.

Typical comparison words:

likejust asin the same waysimilarly

likewisein like manneralikeequally

just likein a similar fashionsimilarlyas


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

Contrast words signal a change in the direction of the

writer’s thought. They tell you that the author is pointing

out a difference between two subjects or statements.

Typical contrast words:

butyetvariationon the other hand

howeverdifferstillconversely

in contrastdifferenceon the contraryotherwise


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

Illustration words tell you that an example or illustrations will

be given to make an idea clear. Such words are typically used

in textbooks that present a number of definitions and examples

of those definitions.

Typical illustration words:

for examplespecificallyfor instance

to illustrateoncesuch as


Objective this section defines and offers examples of several types of signal words

Cause and effect words signal that the author is going to

describe results or effects.

Typical cause and effect words:

becausereasonsincetherefore

effectas a resultso thatthus

if…. thencauseconsequentlyresult in


  • Login