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Reading Info 8th

Milestones Practice Informational Reading

TermDefinition
Summary A summary is an overview of a text that captures the main points but does not give all of the details and does not include opinions . (RI2)
Interactions How ideas influence individuals or events or how individuals influence ideas or events . As one analyzes the interactions in a text, they give insight into the meaning . (RI3)
Connotative meaning A meaning beyond the explicit meaning of a word . For example, the word childlike connotes innocence as well . Connotations are meanings inferred from certain words . (RI4)
Denotative meaning The explicit meaning of a word . For example, helpful has only one meaning and connotation, which is to be of service or assistance . (RI4)
Organization The way in which a piece of writing is structured . Each sentence, paragraph, or chapter fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of ideas . (RI5)
Author’s purpose The author’s intention for his or her piece . All passages have a purpose, whether it is to persuade, inform, explain, or entertain . (RI6)
Author’s point of view The opinion of the author . Your opinion may differ from the opinion of the author writing a passage . (RI6)
Evidence Something that proves or demonstrates the truth of something else . Informational texts may contain evidence to prove that the information they are providing is correct . (RI8)
Fact and opinion A fact is a statement that can be proven . An opinion is a statement that cannot be proven because it states a writer’s belief or judgment about something . Deciding whether or not a statement is a fact or an opinion often comes down to a single question: “Can you prove it?” If you can prove a statement, then it is a fact . If not, it’s an opinion . (RI2)
Chronological order The order in which a series of events happened . A text that is arranged in order of time from the beginning to the end is in chronological order . (RI5)
Cause and effect This is a relationship where one thing causes another thing to happen . A passage may also be organized by stating the problem and solution as well . (RI3)
Created by: MsJurczak