Woman on park bench reading a book
Many people read for pleasure.

Grade 5 Reading Information - Reason and Evidence

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In a text or article, the author wants to prove and support his or her claim. To do this, they must provide reasons and evidence. These support certain points made in the text. Evidence can include data, explanations, and experts' testimonies, to name a few examples. In this quiz, students will answer questions about the reasons and evidence provided in the text.

Story - Becoming a Faster Reader

In order to get homework done in a more timely manner, students will often learn how to read textbooks faster. When a student reads faster, then he or she can learn the material that is to be read at a much faster pace.

Practice makes perfect. In this case, learning to read text faster takes practice. Studies have shown that the more you read, the faster you get at reading. Your brain learns more vocabulary words because it has been exposed to them more frequently. The reader will also learn what these words mean because they have seen them in different contexts. Understanding relationships among words can be picked up more quickly when people read more often. They learn what to look for in certain sentences.

Another way of becoming a faster reader is by learning how to skim material. Students must learn how to pick out main ideas and their details. Fast readers can do this because they know where to look in a sentence for the subject and verb. Minor and trivial information that is in the sentence can be skipped over. The main idea of the sentence or paragraph has been isolated in the reader’s mind within a matter of a few seconds. This tactic should only be applied to reading texts if the material is not of major importance and it can be done effectively without missing the major points from the author.

Finally, a technique can be applied to save time when reading. Use a sheet of paper to cover the lines that have not been read yet. This will save the student time because they will not reread a sentence that they have already read. It also keeps the reader focused. Elementary teachers use this common practice with their early readers in order to help them to stay focused, and on the correct line of the paragraph in the text.
1.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
What is the main point of the last paragraph?
Doing homework in a more timely manner.
Reading more.
Preparing to scan material.
Using a tool to cover the other lines of a text when reading.
The last paragraph emphasizes using a technique to make students stay on the same line of text while they are reading it.
2.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
What does practice have to do with reading faster?
Different types of books should be read in order to keep the reader's attention, but poetry should not be included in this.
Reading more texts will make readers read the information faster.
Comprehension of a text can be acquired faster as long as the reader can pronounce the words.
When students practice isolating each line of a text, they will read faster.
Practice includes reading more and more books or information.
3.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
Which of the following reasons supports the main point below?
Main Point: When a student focuses on the reading material, he can learn to read faster.
Reading more books for pleasure will help a person read faster.
Word associations improve the rate of a person's reading.
Using outside props while reading will help the reader stay on the right line of text.
Students will be able to eliminate unnecessary words in a sentence.
To read faster, one should stay focused on each line of text.
4.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
Which of the following reasons supports the main point below?
Main Point: Scanning texts can increase reading.
Teachers of younger students begin a process to help their students with their reading.
Students identify certain parts of a sentence to gather its main idea.
Covering material that has not been read keeps readers focused.
An increase in vocabulary increases the pace of reading.
When a student identifies the important words in a sentence, they will be able to scan texts.
5.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
How can a reader learn the main idea of a sentence without reading every single word in the sentence?
By skimming the information.
By learning more vocabulary words.
By using a piece of paper to cover the rest of the information that is not being read.
By figuring out the word relationships in a sentence.
Skimming information will allow the student to become better at identifying the subject and verb in a sentence.
6.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
What is the main point of the third paragraph?
Reading more.
Preparing to scan material.
Doing homework in a more timely manner.
Using a tool to cover the other lines of a text when reading.
When students scan material, they become better at finding the main idea of the text.
7.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
What is the main point of the second paragraph?
Using a tool to cover the other lines of a text when reading.
Doing homework in a more timely manner.
Reading more.
Preparing to scan material.
The more that a student reads, the faster he or she will read.
8.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
Which of the following reasons supports the main point below?
Main Point: Vocabulary is important in becoming a precise reader.
The subject and verb of a sentence usually contain the main idea.
Learning new words will lessen the time it takes to figuring out the meanings of words.
Rereading sentences again wastes time.
The reason students want to read faster is because they can get their homework done faster.
Understanding new vocabulary words can help speed up a person's reading.
9.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
According to the text, why is it important for readers to remain on the same line of reading before moving on to the next line of text?
They will not be able to make the word associations needed to fully understand the text.
They will end up reading minor and trivial information in the text.
They will not be able to understand key vocabulary words.
They will be able to stay focused on their line of text.
Staying focused on what is being read is key.
10.
Read the story - Becoming a Faster Reader above.
For what reason should a reader practice using context clues when reading?
A reading pace will increase when the student gets faster at figuring out new unknown words.
Students will never miss the unimportant words since they are focusing on every single word.
Reading each line one at a time will allow the student to understand the process of learning each word.
Doing homework always requires learning new words that can be looked up in the dictionary.
When students get better at using context clues, then they will not only learn more vocabulary words, but they will also begin to figure out the meanings of these words at a faster pace.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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