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Ch 16: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction

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A number of concepts related to fictional texts are covered in this chapter's engaging video and text lessons. You'll leave the chapter being able to answer questions about the different types of fiction that you may run into during your AEPA Middle Grades ELA test.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction - Chapter Summary

Reviewing this chapter's lessons can reacquaint you with several types of fiction, including their definitions and key works and authors, so that you won't be surprised by related questions on the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam. Your review of the chapter can help ensure that you select the right answer on any questions involving:

  • How short stories, novels and novellas differ
  • Key characteristics of science fiction
  • Traits of realistic fiction
  • Well-known Gothic fiction books and authors
  • Crime, detective and mystery fiction
  • Characteristics of Christian fiction

Illustrated text and video lessons present the traits of these different types of fiction in an easy-to-understand and memorable way. Following each lesson, you can take the accompanying practice quiz to assess your familiarity with the material.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades ELA test gauges your knowledge of key subject matter as part of the teacher certification process in Arizona. This chapter helps prepare you specifically for the Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain, which includes objectives regarding major traits of different literary texts. This exam section makes up 19% of your score and asks questions that are in a multiple-choice format.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
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Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

1. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

2. Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

In this lesson we will learn about 'Gothic fiction'. We discuss its characteristics and some of the authors involved in the genre. Afterwards, you will be asked to take a short quiz to test your comprehension.

Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

3. Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

In this lesson, we will define detective fiction and its characteristics, examine the history of this genre, and look at some of the major authors. We will also discuss how the genre, though still popular, has changed today.

Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

4. Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

Since the time of Jesus' parables, Christians have enjoyed a rich story-telling tradition. Learn more about it in the present day with this lesson on Christian fiction, where you'll also meet some of the genre's prominent writers and their work!

Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

5. Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

First appearing over 200 years ago, mystery fiction has since become one of the most psychologically popular of the literary genres. Read about what makes the genre, as well as writers who have helped it become what it is today.

Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

6. Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

Crime fiction is one of the fastest growing genres in literature. Read about what makes it so exciting, along with some of the more significant writers and their novels.

What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Short stories and novels that make you feel like you are getting to know real people dealing with believable situations can be considered realistic fiction. Watch this lesson to learn about realistic fiction and then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

8. What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

'20,000 Leagues under the Sea,' 'Frankenstein,' 'Star Trek' -- it's all science fiction, but what does that mean? Find out in this lesson where you'll learn more about the genre and its characteristics, as well as encounter some authors and their works that have made science fiction what it is today.

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