Ch 13: MTEL Reading Specialist: Nonfiction

About This Chapter

In order to improve upon your knowledge of nonfiction, which is covered on the MTEL Reading Specialist exam, you can look through this chapter. It features an engaging format.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Nonfiction - Chapter Summary

Picking up information or reviewing details you already know about nonfiction is easy thanks to the lessons in this chapter. They can help you prepare for any MTEL Reading Specialist test questions on the following topics:

  • The major kinds of nonfiction
  • How to analyze biographies and autobiographies
  • Characteristics of narrative essays
  • Uses of informational and analytical reports
  • Informative and evaluative essays

You can develop your understanding of different types of writing by going through our video lessons. They have video tags which let you easily navigate through different segments. After going through the entire chapter on nonfiction topics, you can take advantage of our self-assessment quizzes. They will help you quickly gauge your understanding of nonfiction, so you can determine if you are ready for this exam or not.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: MTEL Reading Specialist: Nonfiction
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Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

1. 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.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Biography/Autobiography

2. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Biography/Autobiography

Understanding and evaluating an autobiography or a biography can seem like a challenging task, but in this lesson, we'll discuss how to effectively analyze both.

Informational and Analytical Reports: Definition and Uses

3. Informational and Analytical Reports: Definition and Uses

In this lesson, you will learn the difference between informational and analytical reporting and their specific uses in the business world in order to help make decisions.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

4. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

5. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.

Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

6. Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

A good evaluative essay helps a writer present an opinion using criteria and evidence. Learn all about the evaluative essay and its components in this lesson.

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