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2.3

Adjust reading rate based on type of text and purpose for reading.

The adult learner understands the difference between skimming and scanning for information and reading for critical analysis and adjusts reading speed accordingly.

Skim newspaper headlines to identify specific articles that relate to a topic of interest.

Scan airline schedules to find flights and times.

Scan job listings or other advertisements in newspapers and magazines.

Objective

3.0 Has a wide and varied vocabulary that enhances comprehension of literary and real-life material.

Benchmarks

The adult learner is able to:

Examples of How/Where Adults

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3.1

Recognize the difference between definitive meaning and implied meaning of words.

The adult learner recognizes humor or irony that is implied based on the meaning of words or phrases used.

Read and understand the comic sections of newspapers.

Interpret editorial cartoons.

3.2

Recognize word relationships, including idioms, analogies, metaphors, allusions, similes, and derivations.

The adult learner recognizes and uses idioms and figurative language including oxymorons, metaphors, and similes and understands that not all words or phrases should be taken literally.

Identify idioms and literal and figurative meaning of words.

Example: He kicked the bucket. (idiom)

Example: The river flowed like the march of time. (simile)

Example: “You’re walking on thin ice,” to signify a precarious position.

Locate and explain idioms and figurative language when reading articles from popular magazines.

Recognize and explain figurative language used in reality-based television shows.

3.3

Infer the meaning of words from context clues.

The adult learner uses context clues within sentences, paragraphs, and passages to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or terms.

Determine the meaning of words based on the context provided in workplace and community documents.

Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words found in newspaper and magazine articles.

Objective

4.0 Uses a variety of comprehension strategies to derive meaning from literary and real-life material.

Benchmarks

Examples of How/Where Adults

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Adult Secondary Education (GED) Curriculum Framework

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