Ch 11: MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Genres

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Let us help you prepare for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam by reviewing the various types of literary genres. Take the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Genres - Chapter Summary

When teaching children how to develop their writing abilities, it's essential to educate them about literary genres. Because of their importance, you will want to use these lessons to study for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. When you're done with this chapter, you should be all set for test questions dealing with:

  • How genre is defined
  • Types of literary genres
  • Kinds of fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Various kinds of poetry
  • Different dramatic styles

The lessons in this chapter have been specially designed to review information you are likely to come across on the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. Each lesson contains a video to aid in your understanding of the material. The video's transcript is included as a great resource for taking notes. You can complete a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned and see how questions may appear on the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Genres
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What is Genre? - Definition & Types

1. What is Genre? - Definition & Types

Genre is a French word that means sort or style. It is often used to classify different types of art. In this lesson, we will define genre, learn why it's important and look at how genres evolve over time.

Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

2. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.

What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

3. 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.

What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

4. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.

Structure & Content of Different Types of Poems

5. Structure & Content of Different Types of Poems

Poetry comes in many forms. Some poets use structured patterns of rhyme and meter, while other forms of poetry do not adhere to any type of standard configuration. In this lesson, we will learn more about different types of poetry.

What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

6. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

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