• Unit 1: Identifying Key Ideas and Details

    Unit 1 covers the first reading competency: knowledge of key ideas and details based on text selections. This unit asks you to identify textual evidence by examining supporting points, details, and how an author presents their purpose. These identifications allow the reader to better connect direct and implied ideas to an author's conclusions.

    In this unit, you'll also learn strategies for using your exam time effectively and annotating the readings you encounter. These strategies will help you manage the test and understand the types of questions you can expect on the exam.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours.

    • 1.1: Identifying Textual Evidence

      When we identify or point out specific evidence in a text, we can begin to draw conclusions about the text, figure out what evidence is important, and make other inferences or assumptions about what we've read. This section will help you find and use textual evidence.

    • 1.2: Drawing Conclusions, Analyzing, and Critiquing a Text

      After we can point out different textual elements, we can start to put them together to analyze their relationships and draw conclusions. The following resources will help you pull the ideas from the text together to better comprehend a text.

    • Unit 1 Assessment

      • Receive a grade