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Ch 19: AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts

About This Chapter

Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to review different types of texts for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Reading Endorsement K-8 exam.

AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts - Chapter Summary

These chapter resources will help you brush up on different types of texts and their purposes. You'll cover the text types you'll need to know for the AEPA Reading K-8 exam, including:

  • Fiction
  • Literary non-fiction
  • Expository texts: types
  • Persuasive texts: definition
  • Functional texts: examples
  • Informational texts: characteristics

There is no faster or easier way to learn about text types than with these short lessons and quizzes. Our instructors clearly and concisely explain the topics you'll need to know so you can get up to speed in less time. Review these short video lessons and text transcripts, then test your knowledge with lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Reading K-8 exam is part of the licensure process for some Arizona educators. It consists of 100 constructed-response questions and one written assignment. You'll have three-and-a-half hours to complete the exam.

This chapter corresponds to the Content Area Literacy in Grades K-8 subarea of the exam, which makes up about 13% of the total test. The topics covered in these lessons will give you the background you need to answer questions on the use of different types of texts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

1. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will learn about fiction. We'll take a close look at its definitions and its types and explore the difference between literary and commercial fiction.

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

2. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.

What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

3. What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

Expository text exposes you to facts: plain and simple. In this lesson, you will learn how to understand and identify expository text. You will be able to distinguish between expository and narrative text and understand why this distinction is important.

What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.

What is a Functional Text? - Definition & Examples

5. What is a Functional Text? - Definition & Examples

From flyers to recipes, functional texts play a role in our lives by performing a specific function. This lesson describes what sets functional texts apart, including how we interact with them.

What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

6. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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