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NMTA Essential Academic Skills Subtest Reading: Practice & Study Guide

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Let us help you prepare for the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest I: Reading, which has replaced the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading exam, with this engaging study guide course. Our lessons and quizzes act as a comprehensive study aid to help you get the best possible score on exam day.
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22 chapters in NMTA Essential Academic Skills Subtest Reading: Practice & Study Guide

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Ch 2. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Phonics & Word Identification {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49914].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Understanding Words By Their Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35747].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35747].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21822].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21822].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4856].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4856].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[55331].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29258].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29258].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Content-Area Literacy {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49917].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29252].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29252].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28692].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28692].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17215].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17215].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Reading Interpretation & Analysis {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49921].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Supporting Details: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26981].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26981].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32877].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32877].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Assessing Writer Credibility & Bias Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Nonfiction & Informational Text Analysis {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49922].percentComplete}}% complete
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Ch 7. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49923].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1488].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1488].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1489].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1489].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Paralanguage: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22425].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22425].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 8. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Fiction Analysis {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49924].percentComplete}}% complete
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Ch 9. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Drama Analysis {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49925].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Serious Drama: History, Characteristics & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56340].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56340].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9050].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9050].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Dramatic Comedy: History and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9051].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9051].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9052].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9052].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 20. NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Student Needs {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49960].percentComplete}}% complete

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