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- Available Lessons: 150
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Course SummaryMake sure you are ready to take the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature certification exam with help from our engaging test prep course. This comprehensive study guide is comprised of video and text lessons that outline all the topics you'll find on the exam so you can prepare to get a great score.
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About This Course
The chapters and lessons within this course are an effective resource for helping you prepare for the Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature MTLE exam. By going through the chapters in this study guide, you can explore the writing process in depth and examine components of standard English conventions. The following topics are also addressed in this interactive, comprehensive study guide:
- Media literacy and presentations
- Reading development and instruction
- Literary and non-literary texts
- Reading across multiple subject areas
- Effective speaking and listening
- Standard English conventions
- Writing methods and composition
- Descriptive writing
About the Exam
This exam tests the knowledge of prospective teaches who are looking to get licensure to teach communication arts/literature in Minnesota. The test is comprised of two subtests, and each contain 50 multiple-choice questions. Each subtest is computer-based and takes approximately one hour to complete.
Preparing & Registering for the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature Exam
The goal of this interactive study guide is help you review communication arts and literature topics so you are ready for this MTLE exam. Look through the engaging lessons to brush up on all these communication topics or use the quizzes to see what areas may need a more thorough review. You will also have the chance to watch videos that review components of the writing process, covers media literacy and reading instruction, and identify what effective speaking and effective listening look like. You can utilize the chapter and final exams to see what knowledge you retained from this accommodating study guide.
The MTLE Communication Arts/Literature test is available year round by appointment. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register online, and you will receive a confirmation email. You must show up 30 minutes before your scheduled exam. Photo identification is required, and it must be government-issued and printed in English. You can also identify any institutions you would like your scores to be reported to.
Scoring the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature Exam
Your test scores are release on a set day, depending on when you took the test. The scores will be sent to your email and posted online. In order to pass this exam, you must score at least 240 on each of the two subtests. You'll have one hour to complete each subtest; the two tests are made up of the following four subareas
Subtest 1: Media Literacy
Number of questions: approximately 14
Exam topics covered: Evaluating and analyzing visual images, developing effective media presentations
What you'll study: With this course, you can learn about the purposes of media presentations, analyzing messages in various forms of media, organizing effective media presentations and analyzing how visual images are used to change behavior.
Subtest 1: Reading
Number of questions: approximately 36
Exam topics covered: Reading development foundations, vocabulary and reading comprehension development, reading literary and nonliterary texts, reading strategies across multiple subject areas
What you'll study: You can use these lessons to help you learn about reading nonliterary texts as well as understanding the foundations of reading development. Additional lessons covers phonological awareness skills, the concept of print and the alphabetic principle, role of phonics in promoting reading comprehension, factors that influence reading comprehension and characteristics of nonliterary and literary texts.
Subtest 2: Writing
Number of questions: approximately 36
Exam topics covered: Standard conventions of English grammar and spelling, composition elements, the writing process, expository and descriptive writing
What you'll study: This engaging course offers insight on the different forms of writing; the writing process, including developing an introduction, creating a conclusion, and organizing ideas; and conventions of Standard American English, including punctuation, grammar and spelling, proper word usage, and parts of speech.
Subtest 2: Listening and Speaking
Number of questions: approximately 14
Exam topics covered: Strategies for effective listening and effective speaking
What you'll study: Components of the listening process, strategies for listening actively, barriers of listening, types of speech delivery, different roles of the voice in speech delivery and methods for preparing a speech are all topics that will be addressed in this course.
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