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Ch 15: NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction

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Review literary nonfiction analysis and interpretation for the National Evaluation Series (NES) English Language Arts (ELA) exam with the study resources in this chapter.

NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction - Chapter Summary

These lessons and quizzes will get you up to speed on literary nonfiction for the NES ELA test. Lessons in this chapter address the following topics:

  • Definition and examples of nonfiction
  • A look at nonfiction as a form of literature
  • Books of narrative nonfiction
  • Examples of nonfiction novels

You'll work through short lessons to learn the essentials of literary nonfiction. Review the lessons as many times as you'd like until you're confident you understand the subject. Test what you know with practice quizzes and a chapter exam.

NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction Objectives

This chapter prepares you for questions about nonfiction in the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature subarea of the NES ELA exam. This subarea accounts for approximately 23% of the total test score. You'll need to know the characteristics and different forms of literary nonfiction, as well as the literary devices and structural elements used in the genre.

In some states, the NES test is used as part of the certification process for prospective English teachers. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions on reading, literature, and written, oral and visual communication. You'll have three hours to answer the test questions, which are delivered electronically.

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