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Reading tips booklet

Reading Tips Booklet

Set-up and Instructions

Materials and cover
Materials and Cover

  • 8 sheets of computer paper

  • 1 sheet of construction paper

  • Center computer paper on construction paper, fold in half

  • Hole punch the booklet, tie with string

  • On the cover:

  • Write the title: Reading Tips Booklet

  • Write your 1st /last nameand class period in the lower right corner.

Page 1 table of contents
Page 1 = Table of Contents

Introduction: Test Taking Strategies

Part One: Tips for Main Idea and Theme

Part Two: Tips for Supporting Details

Part Three: Tips for Cause and Effect

Part Four: Tips for Comparison and Contrast

Part Five: Tips for Inference and Conclusion

Table of contents cont
Table of Contents, cont.

Part Six: Tips for Author’s Purpose and Influence

Part Seven: Tips for Fact and Opinion

Part Eight: Tips for Using Resources

Part Nine: Tips for Research Skills

Part Ten: Tips for Following Directions

Introduction test taking strategies
Introduction: Test Taking Strategies

  • RELAX! Do deep breathing exercises. Mental talk: be positive – tell yourself you will do your best.

  • Do a pre-reading activity: THIEVES etc.,

  • Do a “1st read” of the passage.

  • Reread the questions very carefully.

  • Go back and skim the passage for the correct answer.

  • Choose the best answer. Carefully fill in bubble.

  • Don’t leave any blanks!

Part one tips for main idea and theme
Part One: Tips for Main Idea and Theme

  • Tip 1: Preview the passage & make predictions.

  • Tip 2: As soon as you finish reading, tell yourself what the passage is mostly about.

  • Tip 3: Find the answer choice that most closely matches your own statement of the main idea.

  • Tip 4: Pick the choice that best sums up the whole passage.

  • Tip 5: Connect details to the main idea to determine which details are most important.

  • Tip 6: Learn to recognize other types of main idea questions.

  • Tip 7: Identify the essential message of the passage.

    Reading: “Wrestle an Alligator” p. 40-44

Part 2 tips for supporting details
Part 2: Tips for Supporting Details

  • Tip 1: Connect details to the main idea to determine which details are important.

  • Tip 2: The answers to detail questions are given in the selection so look for the answer.

  • Tip 3: Use the selection to check your memory of details.

  • Tip 4: Scan the selection to find key words from the question.

  • Tip 5: Notice the order in which the events take place.

  • Reading: “The Martians Have Landed” 51-55

Part 3 tips for cause effect
Part 3: Tips for Cause & Effect

  • Tip 1: Think about how the details are related.

  • Tip 2: Look for words that show cause and effect: (led to, due to, because of, as a result, therefore, in order to, for this reason)

  • Tip 3: Form because statements to show which detail is the cause and which is the effect.

  • Tip 4: Use what you already know to predict what will happen next.

  • Tip 5: Support your answers with details from the passage.

  • Reading “The Bluecoat Reveille” Handout

Part 4 tips for comparison contrast
Part 4: Tips for Comparison & Contrast

  • Tip 1: Look for comparison & contrast words in the passage (similar, very nearly, as well as, different, opposite of, except, as opposed to)

  • Tip 2: Match details to show similarities and differences.

  • Red Workbook: p. 35 # 2 and p. 36 #3

Part 5 tips for inference conclusion
Part 5: Tips for Inference & Conclusion

  • Tip 1: Put together details from the passage to make inferences.

  • Tip 2: Use logic and common sense, but be sure to base your answer on something in the passage.

  • Tip 3: Look in the question for words that tell you to make an inference. (most likely and probably)

  • Red Workbook, p. 59

Part 6 tips for author s purpose and influence
Part 6: Tips for Author’s Purpose and Influence

  • Tip 1: An author’s tone can be positive, negative, or neutral.

  • Tip 2: Tone is a hint about the author’s attitude.

  • Tip 3: Pay close attention to the mood the author creates.

  • Tip 4: Put it all together to determine the author’s purpose.

Part 6 author s purpose cont
Part 6: Author’s Purpose, cont.

  • Tip 5: Consider the social context and personal history of the author.

  • Tip 6: Notice hidden messages.

  • Tip 7: Know the difference between facts and opinions.

  • Tip 8: Propaganda appeals to your emotions, not logic.

  • Tip 9: Judge the validity of the writing.

  • BDF Lesson p. 125-141

  • Red Workbook p. 77

    Reading: “The World’s Greatest Athlete” 142-148

Author s purpose categories
Author’s Purpose Categories

  • writing to inform – sharing information without offering an opinion.

  • writing to entertain – amuse the reader, scare the reader, etc.

  • writing to teach – textbooks, encyclopedias, “how to” books, instructions, etc,

  • writing to persuade – trying to convince the reader to think a certain way.

  • writing to express – the author just may want to share his/her feelings, ex. = journal

Types of propaganda
Types of Propaganda

  • Bandwagon effect: suggestions that most or all people feel this way or want a certain thing.

  • Name-calling makes accusations but doesn’t give any facts to support the claim.

  • Stereotyping: uses commonly held but oversimplified or unfair images of a group to make a point.

  • Snobbery: tries to make people think they can be better than others by acting or thinking a certain way.

Types of propaganda cont
Types of Propaganda, cont.

  • “Ordinary Folks”-= tries to connect the author with “simple” values, small town down-to-earth ways of thinking/life

  • Glittering Generalities – words/phrases that appeal to patriotism, or attractive life style but don’t really say anything.

  • Scientific Claim – a scientific reference used to convince reader

  • Testimonial – tells you to base your decision on what someone else thinks

  • Scare Tactics – suggests strong negative effects if you do or don’t think a certain way or buy something

  • Guilt by Association – implies that if you’re a friend of a person who did something wrong then you will be guilty of bad things too.

Part 7 tips for fact and opinion
Part 7: Tips for Fact and Opinion

  • Tip 1: Recognize facts as statements that can be proven true or false.

  • Tip 2: Recognize opinions as statements that describe feelings.

  • Tip 3: Identify the role of facts and opinions in different types of nonfiction writing.

  • Red Workbook pages 47, 48, 52

Part 8 tips for using resources
Part 8: Tips for Using Resources

  • Tip 1: Use an encyclopedia to find general facts about a subject.

  • Tip 2: Use reference books such as atlases, dictionaries, thesauruses, and almanacs to help you find information quickly.

  • Tip 3: Use periodicals such as newspapers, magazines, and journals to find information and opinions about current events.

  • Tip 4: Use catalogs to find books and articles about a topic.

  • Tip 5: The internet is a vast source of information-and MISINFORMATION.

Source reliability how can you tell if a source is reliable
Source ReliabilityHow can you tell if a source is reliable?

  • Quality of Source

  • Credibility of Source

  • Usefulness of Source

Part 8 using resources cont
Part 8: Using Resources, cont.

  • Tip 6: Use visual resources as a quick overview of information.

  • Tip 7: Choose resources to solve problems or answer questions.

  • BDF p. 165-175

Part 9 tips for research skills
Part 9: Tips for Research Skills

  • Tip 1: Select an appropriate topic.

  • Tip 2: Build on what you know.

  • Tip 3: Ask yourself what you want or need to know.

  • Tip 4: Look for answers to your questions.

  • Tip 5: Record each of your sources.

  • Tip 6: Take notes.

  • Tip 7: As you read, ask more questions and develop your own theories.

  • Tip 8: Use multiple sources and consider the reliability of each source.

  • Tip 9: Decide on an approach.

  • Tip 10: Organize the information gathered.

  • Reading: “Florida by Boat” p. 177-180

Part 10 tips for written directions
Part 10: Tips for Written Directions

  • Tip 1: Take it easy!

  • Tip 2: Use diagrams and written directions together.

  • Tip 3: Don’t skip steps or do them out of order.

  • BDF p 181-183

Remaining pages in booklet
Remaining Pages in Booklet

  • Answers to Reading Tests. For each test, write the test title and answer the questions on the remaining pages of the booklet.

  • Frederick Douglass

  • Jobs for Women

  • Assassination of a President

  • Flagler