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Ch 18: MTEL Reading Specialist: Expository Texts

About This Chapter

Do you need help remembering expository texts and related concepts for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam? If so, this chapter will help you in your ability to answer associated questions you will see on your test.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Expository Texts - Chapter Summary

You might be trying to remember the definition of an expository text, tips for reading informational texts, the definition of inference, and more topics as you get ready for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. This chapter provides you with engaging video lessons and lesson quizzes to help you review the topics with ease. The topics previously mentioned along with the following ones are covered by this chapter:

  • The difference between facts and informed opinions
  • How supporting details can be included in texts
  • Ways to analyze graphic information

Print out the worksheets and quizzes if you would like to study on the go. Also, remember that this chapter is mobile friendly, so you can review it anywhere from a smartphone or tablet when you don't have access to a computer.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: MTEL Reading Specialist: Expository Texts
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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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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