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4.3

Integrate information from outside a given text with information within the text to reach a new understanding.

The adult learner recognizes that information from a single text may not tell the whole story.

Read multiple newspaper articles to get a better understanding about a given topic.

Read an editorial and a newspaper article about the same topic.

4.4

Interpret the overall tone, point of view, or purpose of a text.

The adult learner recognizes the purpose of the text and is thus better able to interpret the text’s meaning.

Compare and contrast two articles about the same topic written by different authors.

Read an editorial and a newspaper article about a specific issue.

4.5

Make connections among parts of a text.

The adult learner is able to identify the parts of a text and recombine them as a strategy to increase awareness and enhance understanding of the text.

Recognize that supporting details provided throughout an article impact the main idea and/or position taken on a given topic.

Definitions and Clarifications of Terms Used In the Framework

Examples of three content areas of nonfiction prose:

Informational Nonfiction

Literary Nonfiction

Visual Communication

business documents

biographies

film

speeches

essays

photography

magazines

diaries

television

newspapers

memoirs

computer art

research reports

letters

painting/sculpture

A literary text is a portion of a literary work (including, novels, short stories, poems, and plays) which has been excerpted.

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Adult Secondary Education (GED) Curriculum Framework

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