Ch 5: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Interpretation

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This chapter's engaging video lessons look at key elements of literary interpretation. These lessons explore literary context, word choice and tone in order to help you prepare for the AEPA Middle Grades ELA test.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Interpretation - Chapter Summary

The videos effectively cover strategies and literary devices used in literary interpretation to strengthen your familiarity prior to taking the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam. Following the last lesson of the chapter, questions regarding any of the following issues should be easy to answer:

  • Using text to interpret literary meaning
  • How to use inference
  • Examining sequence of events
  • Applications of context
  • What analogies and allusions are
  • How tone and mood impact word choice

Each lesson includes a short, engaging video as well as a text transcript with key words in bold. Take the short practice quizzes accompanying the lessons to demonstrate your knowledge of these literary concepts.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Interpretation Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades ELA test is used to measure your level of subject familiarity as part of the ELA teacher certification process in Arizona. Questions concerning literary interpretation will be in the Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain. This subarea overall makes up 29% of your score. The entire test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Interpretation
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Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

1. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

2. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

3. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

4. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

5. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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