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Ch 9: NES ELA: Themes in Written Works

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Watch the engaging video lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of themes in written works. Self-assessment quizzes are available to test your readiness to take the NES English Language Arts assessment.

NES ELA: Themes in Written Works - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you get reacquainted with concepts associated with themes in written work to simplify the process of studying for the NES English Language Arts assessment. Upon completion of the lessons, you will have the ability to:

  • Understand the meaning of theme in literature
  • Define and recognize literary motifs
  • Explain implied main idea
  • Find the theme or central idea
  • Analyze theme development in a text

The lessons in this chapter are short, averaging about 10 minutes apiece. Reviewing themes in written works using these lessons allows you to condense weeks of materials into a handful of fun, easy-to-understand videos.

NES ELA: Themes in Written Works Chapter Objectives

Some states require educators to take the NES English Language Arts assessment if they want to secure or enhance their certifications and gain the ability to teach the subject in the secondary-level classroom. This chapter covers topics found in the analyzing and interpreting literature content domain, which constitutes approximately 23% of the total exam. You can strengthen your understanding of themes in written works by watching the lessons and revisiting topics you don't fully understanding using video timelines. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can test your comprehension of the lessons.

The assessment consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, some of which might feature excerpts or passages you must analyze before choosing the best of four provided answers. For most states, passing this assessment requires earning a score of at least 220. In Oregon, the minimum passing score is 236.

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