High School Equivalency Exam Prep – Reading/Language Arts

High School Equivalency Exam Prep - Reading/Language Arts

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Course Overview

This course focuses on reasoning through language arts via an integrated approach, reading carefully, writing about reading material, and the demonstration of good command of English language conventions. Areas covered include the following:
  • Comprehension and summarization of details and ideas
  • Inference of implied ideas
  • Creation of evidence-based generalizations based on textual details
  • Editing for effective support of logic and clarity
  • Paragraph development and organizational skills
  • Editing to ensure proper sentence structure
This Reading/Language Arts course is to help prepare students to take the GED, HiSet, or TASC exam.
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More

Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Reading Comprehension This unit covers plot, flashback, sequence of events, difficult passages, semicolons, and academic vocabulary. Unit 2 – Writing Skills - Organization This unit discusses identifying sequence; comparing and contrasting; theme; and combining sentences using prepositions, appositives, participles, coordinating conjunctions, subordinate conjunctions, and adjective clauses. Unit 3 – Writing Skills - Support This unit covers inferences, cause and effect, point of view, quotations in literature, denotation and connotation, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, misplaced modifiers, dangling participles, academic vocabulary, and dialogue. Unit 4 – Identifying Nonfiction; Grammar Skills This unit discusses the basics of using commas as well as using commas for transitions, academic vocabulary, possessives, subject-verb agreement, identifying nonfiction, denotation, and connotation. Unit 5 – Personal and Expository Writing This unit provides an overview of personal, expository, and persuasive essays, then discusses structure and style in personal and expository essays, and theme in personal essays. Also included is a grammar tip on semicolons and transitions. Unit 6 – Persuasive Writing This unit presents a summarization of writing skills, then discusses writing persuasive essays, including comparing literature, showing differing views, analyzing argument, paraphrasing, and writing tips. Unit 7 – Analyzing Persuasive Speech This unit explores persuasive speech, including rhetorical devices, argument, and persuasion, with grammar tips on pronouns as subject and object, and with examples.

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