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MTEL Reading Specialist: Poetry - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will be presented with examples and explanations of several types of poetry along with personification, metaphors, and other types of literary devices used in poems. These lessons will help you refresh your understanding of the basics of poetry in preparation for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. The following topics will be covered in the lessons:
- Types of narrative poems
- Poetry elements
- Use of literary devices in poetry
- Examples of sonnets and ballads
These lessons can provide a valuable tool to help you study for the MTEL Reading Specialist test. Watching the brief videos and reading the full transcripts will enable you to carefully review poetry. Led by expert instructors, the lessons convey the information clearly and concisely. After you view each lesson, be sure to test your comprehension by taking the short self-assessment quizzes.
MTEL Reading Specialist: Poetry - Chapter Objectives
The MTEL Reading Specialist exam is meant to assess the pertinent knowledge of candidates who wish to become a certified reading specialist. Many subjects are tested on this exam, which consists of 100 multiple-choice and 2 open-response questions. Of the five subareas of the exam's content, 39-41 questions (or roughly 32% of the test) focus on measuring your ability to understand reading processes and development. This portion ascertains how well you comprehend numerous aspects of literature and reading and strategies for comprehending literary texts.
An understanding of different types of literature will enable you to both be a better reading specialist and succeed on this exam. The content of this chapter, which focuses on poetry, is meant to deepen your knowledge of this type of literature. Reviewing the video lessons and taking the self-assessments will empower you with a more thorough knowledge of literature in preparation for this test.
1. Narrative Poems: Types & Examples
Some of history's most famous heroes have been immortalized in narrative poetry: King Arthur, Odysseus, and even Jed Clampett. From Homer to Chaucer to Poe to The Beverly Hillbillies, narrative poetry has been used to preserve some of the world's greatest stories.
2. Elements of Poetry: Rhythm
Poetry often has a defined beat or rhythm. In this lesson, you'll review the most common forms of poetic rhythm before diving deeper into how those rhythms influence the overall effect of the poem.
3. Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds
Many poems rhyme, but there is often more going on in terms of the sounds of the words than just what happens at the ends of the lines. This lesson explores some of the nuances of rhyme and sound in poetry.
4. What is a Stanza in Poetry? - Definition & Examples
Want to find out what poems and houses have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore the 'rooms' that stanzas create in poetry, drawing on examples from Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Frost, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lord Byron.
5. Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry
Comparison is the basis of figurative language, and the most common forms of poetic comparison are simile, metaphor, and personification. In this lesson, you'll define all three terms and see several examples of each.
6. Imagery, Symbolism & Juxtaposition in Poetry
Poetry is a dense and rich form of literature. In this lesson you'll learn about how imagery, symbolism, and juxtaposition work to add depth to poetry. You'll also learn some tips for taking the AP Literature exam.
7. Inferring Mood in Poetry
Poets have a variety of tools to use to create mood. In this lesson, you'll learn about three of these tools and how you can use that knowledge to infer mood. You'll also learn how this skill applies specifically to the AP Literature exam.
8. Sonnets: Definition & Examples
If you want to profess your love in a poem, you might not think to look back a few hundred years for inspiration. Learn how some of the greatest poets in history used the sonnet to woo their lovers.
9. What is a Ballad? - Definition & Examples
Let's learn about the poetical form of the ballad and examine two of the most famous English ballads. We will learn about the common traits of ballads and how they relate to modern music.
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- MTEL Reading Specialist: Language Acquisition
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Alphabetic Principle
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Print Awareness
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Fluency
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Word Analysis
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Vocabulary Development
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Analyzing Ideas
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Genres
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Fiction
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Nonfiction
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Drama
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Literature for Children & Young Adults
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Devices
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Expository Texts
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Emergent Literacy
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Teaching Reading Comprehension
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Literacy-Rich Environment
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Assessment Strategies
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Assessment Results
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Disabilities
- MTEL Reading Specialist: English Language Learners
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Research-Based Instruction
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Resources & Materials
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Attention & Memory
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Information Processing
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Research in Education
- MTEL Reading Specialist: The Reading Professional
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Programs & Approaches
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Partnerships & Collaborations
- MTEL Reading Specialist Flashcards