purposes of text

the reason a text is written: to inform, to persuade, to express feelings, or to entertain

reading rate

the speed at which you read text


reading to look for main points

reading for mastery

reading to understand and remember


a reading strategy that helps you identify and remember events that advance the plot of a story, tell the important events briefly in your own words


glance through the text; skim the headings, titles, charts, illustrations, and vocabulary words in boldface type


restating the main ideas or major events in a text

text structure

the ways in which writers structure informational texts


informational text written to help students learn about a subject

writer's perspective

the way a writer looks at a subject

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