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  • What is Snap Language?

    10,496 views 4 years ago
    Snap Language has a growing collection of free courses and instructional materials to help you build essential and critical skills in reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Subscribe to our channel so you know when a new video is posted.

    [ES] Snap Language tiene una colección de cursos gratuitos y materiales que amplian su aprendizaje de vídeos en lectura, gramática y escritura. Suscriba a nuestro canal para saber cuando un video nuevo es postado.

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  • About Language and Linguistics Play all

    General-interest videos about language and linguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, social-psychology of language, and so on.
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  • About Literacy Play all

    General-interest videos about reading and literacy.
    • Impact of social media and technology on literacy and learning - Duration: 6 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 23,276 views
      The impact is discussed that digital technology, including social media media and the Internet, may have on the development of our reading skills and on learning. Studies have found positive, negat...
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    • What counts as reading? - Duration: 4 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 8,395 views
      Should you read both literary and non-literary texts? Do they both have a positive effect on brain health? What makes someone an "avid reader?" Can you become an avid reader, too?

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    • True purpose of reading and writing - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 21,432 views
      Learn what the true purpose of reading is and how reading and writing are complementary activities. Replacing the notion of reading to complete out-of-context activities with reading to learn conte...
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  • Vocabulary in Reading: Dealing with it Play all

    Vocabulary is important in reading because unknown words may affect reading fluency and reading comprehension. You will always run into new words while reading, but there are ways you can figure out or guess the meaning of a word using context clues (e.g., synonyms or comparisons, antonyms or contrasts, definitions and explanations, the general sense of the sentence, paragraph, or passage). If you are reading for content, it is best not to worry about vocabulary words you do not know because you want to focus on the content. (You can always look words up after you finish reading.) If you are not reading for content, develop good habits and study skills that promote vocabulary learning and improvement. Using a dictionary correctly to support reading comprehension is also crucial.
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  • The paragraph: main idea and supporting details Play all

    How to identify patterns of information to determine the main idea and supporting details in a paragraph. Know the difference between the topic and the topic sentence—or the main idea sentence. Learn how to use the supporting details to identify the stated main idea or the implied main idea.
    • The main idea as a pattern in reading - Duration: 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 36,983 views
      The reading process involves identifying patterns of information to determine the main idea that the author wants to express. Supporting details simply elaborate on the main idea.

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    • Supporting details and patterns in reading - Duration: 7 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 34,807 views
      Supporting details in a paragraph show patterns of information that help you to understand the main idea. In the reading process, supporting details let you see how the writer organized his or her ...
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    • Location of the main idea sentence - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 82,515 views
      The main idea sentence (or topic statement) can be anywhere in the paragraph: beginning, middle, end; it can even be split into two or more locations. Learn how to determine the main idea and where...
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    • Implied main ideas and a reading strategy to figure them out - Duration: 5 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 49,055 views
      To figure out the implied main idea of a paragraph, use this simple reading strategy. Whether the main idea is stated or implied, the supporting details show patterns of information that help you t...
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  • Interpreting What You Read Play all

    How to interpret components in paragraphs and passages, including transition words; the author's points of view and opinions; biases; figurative language or figures of speech; and the author's purpose and tone.
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  • Critical Reading Play all

    How to be a critical reader by distinguishing facts and opinions, analyzing the argument, and detecting bias and fallacies.
    • Critical thinking and reading - Duration: 4 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 68,253 views
      Critical thinking is an essential skill in reading--and in life. Learn the definition of critical thinking, how it applies to reading, and how we know we are reading critically. This video is an in...
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    • Analyzing the argument - Part 1 of 2 - Duration: 5 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 68,982 views
      Analyzing the argument is an important skill in everyday life, but it is particularly important in academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Learn the basics of how arguments are built so...
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    • Analyzing the Argument - Part 2 of 2 - Duration: 6 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 28,483 views
      One way to analyze an argument is to evaluate the evidence presented. A well built argument must be supported by accurate, sufficient, and relevant evidence. Rather than simply accepting everything...
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    • Distinguishing fact from opinion - Duration: 7 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 164,283 views
      Distinguishing fact from opinion and recognizing when they are well reasoned and well supported are important skills in critical thinking and in reading. Learn how to evaluate when the writer prese...
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