GED CONNECTION

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/04/2013 - 6:00am - 6:29am
Program Title: 
PASSING THE GED READING TEST
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/literacy/index.html
Long Description: 
"Passing the GED Reading Test" is the first in five episodes that prep ares the student for the GED Language Arts Reading test. The program e xplains the four areas of reading material that the upcoming episodes will cover (nonfiction, fiction, drama, and poetry) and also familiari zes the student with the test itself: what kinds of questions are aske d and what the student needs to know. The program uses sample passages to cover the different types of questions that the student will be as ked. They are: comprehension questions-figuring out what the text says and forming a conclusion; analysis questions-taking a look at the det ail of the passage and making a decision about why it's there; applica tion questions-taking something that's already been read and applying it to a slightly different context; and synthesis questions-putting it all together. GED teachers, English teachers, and writers all appear as guests in this episode.