Reading Vocabulary: Informational Text
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q.

    When you read to gain information, look for the __________. That is the most important idea of a passage, or what the passage is mainly about.

    answer choices

    summarizing

    main idea

    inference

    supporting details

  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Then look for __________ that support, or back up, the main idea.

    answer choices

    details

    main idea

    inference

    summarizing

  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q.

    When you __________, you tell the key ideas and leave out the ideas that are not as important.

    answer choices

    main idea

    details

    summarize

    none of these

  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A __________ tells about people, events, or ideas of the past.

    answer choices

    historical text

    scientific text

    technical text

    none of these

  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A ___________ give facts or information about the physical world.

    answer choices

    historical text

    scientific text

    technical text

    none of these

  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A __________ often gives directions or other specific information.

    answer choices

    historical text

    scientific text

    technical text

    none of these

  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q.

    You will find chronological connections that show the __________, or order of events.

    answer choices

    cause

    effect

    main idea

    sequence

  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A ___________ is the reason why something happens.

    answer choices

    summary

    cause

    effect

    inference

  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q.

    An __________ happens as a result.

    answer choices

    summary

    cause

    effect

    inference

  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Writers do not always fill in every detail -- they expect the readers to apply their own ideas to help them understand a text. You often need to make _________ when you read.

    answer choices

    summaries

    main ideas

    supporting details

    inferences

  • Question 11
    120 seconds
    Q.

    You can use __________ to figure out what a word means. Look at the words before and after the unfamiliar word.

    answer choices

    context clues

    summaries

    main ideas

    inferences

  • Question 12
    60 seconds
    Q.

    When you _________, you find ways things are alike.

    answer choices

    summarize

    compare

    contrast

    none of these

  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q.

    When you ___________, you find ways things are different.

    answer choices

    summarize

    compare

    contrast

    none of these

  • Question 14
    60 seconds
    Q.

    To identify a _________ , ask yourself, "What is causing the trouble?"

    answer choices

    main idea

    inference

    problem

    solution

  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q.

    To identify a _________, ask yourself, "What can make things better?"

    answer choices

    main idea

    inference

    problem

    solution

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