Pre-GED Language Arts

*ON THE 2014 GED TEST:
– 75% OF PASSAGES ARE NON-FICTION
– 25% ARE FICTION
PREPARE FOR NON-FICTION READING COMPREHENSION!

Topic LSH Library Materials Assignments Online Resources
Spelling & Vocabulary
Mechanics
Sentence Structure
Paragraph Development
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension: Workplace Skills
Types of Text on the GED
Non-fiction:
Prose
Critical Review
Workplace Documents
Letters
Manuals
Literary:
Poetry
Drama
Fiction pre-1920
Fiction 1920-1960
Fiction post-1960
Reading Skills You Need for the GED
Comprehension Skills
  • Read through whole passage first
  • Identify where difficulty occurs & what the difficulty is
  • Use contextual clues: look forward & backward in the text
  • Restate the text in own words
  • Identify: main ideas, themes, characters, setting, events, problem, resolution
  • Summarize
Application Skills
  • Use information from the text in a new context
  • Relate text to own life
Analysis Skills
  • Recognize author’s viewpoint, supporting evidence, and conclusion
  • Recognize unstated assumptions
  • Identify cause & effect relationships
  • Draw conclusions & make inferences
  • Learners design own questions based on text, then answer them
Evaluation Skills
  • Interpret tone, point of view, and purpose of text
  • Make connections within the text
  • Utilize outside information
  • Construct arguments based on the text
Figurative Skills
  • Understand simile, metaphor, symbol, and personification