Thursday, January 2, 2014

Types of Common Core Reading Comprehension Questions

Types of Common Core Reading Comprehension Questions | Expository (Informational), Persuasive, Narrative, Technical and or Description. The Common Core ELA test questions will cover mostly expository text or content specific areas like science, social studies or history. Expository (Informational) and Technical reading comprehension test questions will be more frequent in the higher grades. Expository, technical, and to a lesser extent persuasive, narrative text will be the most frequently used text on CCSS ELA reading comprehension test in 2014-2015! Is your curriculum read and are you and your students ready?

The Two Main Types of Text Demands for the Common Core!

Expository (Informational) Reading Expository reading is a type of reading where the purpose is to explain, inform, or even describe. It is considered to be one of the four most common rhetorical modes. The purpose of exposition (or expository reading) is to explain and analyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion. Examples include:

Examples include:
Business letters
How-to essays, such as recipes and other instructions
News stories
Personal letters
Press releases
Scientific reports
Term papers
Encyclopedia articles

Technical Reading Technical reading generally tailors information to a specific audience, which may be subject matter experts, consumers, end users, etc.

Examples include
Maintenance guides
Repair manuals
Engineering specifications
Research papers
Reference works
Annual reports
Articles for technical journals. (White Papers)

Persuasive Reading The purpose of argumentation (also called persuasive reading) is to prove the validity of an idea, or point of view, by presenting sound reasoning, discussion, and argument that thoroughly convince the reader. Persuasive reading is a type of argumentation with the additional aim to urge the reader to take some form of action.

Examples include:
Advertising copy
Critical review
Job evaluation
Job application letter
Letter of recommendation
Letters to the editor

Narrative Reading The purpose of narration is to tell a story or narrate an event or series of events. This writing mode frequently uses the tools of descriptive writing. Narration is an especially useful tool for sequencing or putting details and information into some kind of logical order, usually chronological. Working with narration helps us see clear sequences separate from all other mental functions.

Examples include
Journal writing
Oral history
Short story

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