English Active Reader Test
Terms in this set (54)
1st Step to be coming an active reader
Surveying ahead and jumping back
2nd Step to be coming an active reader
Highlighting key words and ideas
3rd step to becoming an active reader
Look up unfamiliar words
4th step to becoming an active reader
Recording questions and reactions
5th step to becoming an active reader
Looking for clues
The overall fact, feeling, or thought a writer wants to convey about his her subject.
Figuring out hat unfamiliar words mean from their context- the surrounding words and ideas . Also look for clues in unfamiliar words by examining word parts including the prefix, suffix and root.
Something known to be true
Something believed to be true. Main ideas are often opinions.
How do you determine between fact and opinion?
Determine whether the claim is debatable or not
what makes writers opinions more reasonable?
Good writers often support their opinions with facts.
Able, Can do
An act, result
What the key to reading success?
Characteristics of a Main Idea:
General, Specific and its an assertion about the subject.
Statement made by the writer or a claim that something is true
What should an assertion be supported by?
Specific ideas, facts, and details.
What does the main idea that makes a general assertion tell the reader?
This tells the reader something is true
A sentence that expresses the main idea of a Paragraph. Often found at the beginning of the paragraph. sometimes they begin with supporting sentence and lead up to the main idea.
What should you do if something is the main idea or supporting idea what should you do?
See if the sentence is making a general statement, or it is providing specific information.
Where are main ideas often stated?
In the topic sentences
What can you use to help you define vocab?
Context and word parts
Where does the prefix appear?
Beginning of a word
Where does the suffix appear?
At the end of the word
Are facts debatable?
Things known for certain to happen, certain to be true, and for certain to exist.
Things Believe to happen, believed to be true, and believed to exist