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GED Language Arts

Topic LSH Library Materials Homework Assignments Online Materials
Paragraph Development
Brainstorming and Organization
Writing the Essay
Editing and Revision
Reading Comprehension: Skills and Content
Reading Comprehension: Test Prep

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

Parts of Speech

Topic LSH Library Materials Assignments Online Materials
All Parts of Speech
Nouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Pronouns
Prepositions, Articles, and Conjunctions

Parts of Speech Vocabulary

  • Noun: A person, place, or thing. In a sentence, nouns answer the questions who and what.
  • Verb: An action, or a state of being.
  • Adjective: Modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may come before nouns, or after a form of the reflexive verb to be (am, are, is, was, etc.).
  • Adverb: Modifies or further describes a verb. Adverbs may also modify adjectives. (Many, though not all, adverbs end in -ly.)
  • Pronoun: A word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. Subject pronouns replace the subject in the sentence. Object pronouns replace the object in a sentence.
  • Preposition: A word used with a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to show direction, location, time, or to introduce an object (i.e. on, at, under, above, in, of).
  • Article: A, an, and the. Articles come before a noun or a noun phrase in a sentence.
  • Conjunction: A conjunction is a word that joins two sentences, clauses, phrases, or words (i.e. and, but, so).

Verb Conjugation

Topic LSH Library Materials Assignments Online Materials
Present
Past
Future
Gerunds + Infinitives (Participles), Conditionals
Passive Voice

Verb Tenses

Verb Tense Chart

Verb Tense Chart 2