Enroll in SAT Reading with Dolphin STEM Academy
The SAT Reading course was developed by aligning Plato Courseware with the topics
assessed on the 2016 SAT. Each unit aligns to one or more topics within the 2016 SAT.
This course focuses on the study of different reading strategies and vocabulary skills for
fictional, informational, and persuasive texts. In this course, you will find a variety of
lessons and activities to enhance your knowledge of these strategies.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Understand how to do a close reading of a fiction text and explore its structure and basic characteristics.
Explore ways to evaluate subject and theme within short stories, and analyze their tone and mood.
Investigate the development of characters and plot as well as the use of symbolism
in short stories, and examine their narration and point of view.
Evaluate common forms and structural elements found in poetry, and explore theme
and figurative language through poetry.
Examine important literary features of drama.
Understand how to do a close reading of a nonfiction text.
Evaluate the function and features of informational nonfiction texts, examine their
writing structures, and analyze opinion, bias, and persuasive techniques found in these texts.
Examine how audience can influence an informational text, and explore ways to
identify and investigate purpose in informational texts.
Examine narrative and persuasive essays to determine their characteristics and purpose.
Evaluate arguments and claims in informational texts, and investigate techniques for
evaluating arguments in essays.
Analyze the characteristics of public essays, and consider the function and form of speeches.
Understand how to analyze the rhetoric in speeches from US history.
Examine key elements of creating and delivering successful multimedia presentations.