Ch 15: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Expository Text

About This Chapter

Our Expository Text chapter will help you prepare for the MTEL Foundations of Reading test. Learn about persuasion, supporting details, inference, and more in these brief and engaging video lessons taught by our experienced instructors.

MTEL Foundations of Reading: Expository Text - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides an introduction to expository texts, including the definition and use of fact, persuasion, and informed opinion. The information presented here is relevant to Subarea II - Development of Reading Comprehension on the MTEL Foundations of Reading test. Study.com is pleased to bring you this collection of lessons that also covers the following topics:

  • Supporting details
  • Inference
  • Analysis of graphic information
  • Textual evidence and interpretation

These video lessons are brief, engaging, and always available for your study and review. The written transcripts that come with each lesson enhance comprehension and include key vocabulary words that have been highlighted for convenient study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Expository Text
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What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. 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.

Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

2. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

3. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

4. 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.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

5. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

6. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.

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