Workshop 5: Developing reading comprehension skills for non-fiction literacy materials, utilizing excerpts from sample test materials and identifying main ideas and key themes for interpretation and analysis, including identifying claims and evidence.
One of the essential skills needed by students is the ability to deduce information from a non-fiction text. It is not just a question of concluding what message is being delivered by the author; it is the aptitude to learn keywords, understand text structure and become familiar with reading different types of texts. Instructors learn to improve student reading and support learning in various content areas, in an understandable format that includes excerpts from sample test materials.
Lesson plan activities include: examining various types of nonfiction prose; analyzing main ideas and citing evidence; reading and composing a response to a written excerpt.