Reference Materials: Theme 4, Reading

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NAEP, 1973 - 149 pages
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Page v - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
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Page v - INTRODUCTION TO THE THEMES The results for the Year 02 assessment (Reading and Literature) are the first to be reported by theme. Conceptually, a theme defines a set of existing and potential exercises that relate to each other in content or some central idea that is meaningful to the subject area of concern. This format allows presenting all relevant results for each theme in a single report. The eight Reading themes are described briefly at the end of this introduction . In its broadest sense,...
Page 62 - Any attempt to label an entire generation is unrewarding, and yet the generation which went through the last war, or at least could get a drink easily once it was over, seems to possess a uniform, general quality which demands an adjective. It was John Kerouac, the author of a fine, neglected novel "The Town and the City," who finally came up with it. It was several years ago, when the face was harder to recognize, but he has a sharp, sympathetic eye, and one day he said, "You know, this is really...
Page 44 - IV. Reason logically from what is read A. Draw appropriate inferences from the material that is read and "read between the lines" where necessary B. Arrive at a general principle after examining a series of details C. Reason from a general principle to specific instances V.
Page viii - Drawing inferences requires that an individual -derive a conclusion not explicitly stated in the passage but which logically might be expected on the basis of the organization of the passage and the information it contains. For some exercises, the individual needs only the information in the passage to derive a conclusion; for others, however, he must also have some additional information based upon his prior experience. Theme 8 : Critical Reading Critical reading requires from an individual the...
Page viii - ... to make. Other exercises require the individual to identify the mode in which the author organizes the facts. Theme 7 : Drawing Inferences Drawing inferences requires that an individual derive a conclusion not explicitly stated in the passage but which logically might be expected on the basis of the organization of the passage and the information it contains.
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