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Ch 8: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Fiction & Nonfiction

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Start prepping for the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam by going through the lessons in this chapter. You will be able to refresh your knowledge of fiction and nonfiction, two forms of writing that will be on the exam.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Fiction & Nonfiction - Chapter Summary

By utilizing these text and video lessons, you can develop a deeper understanding of the forms of fiction and nonfiction for the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam. You will also review:

  • Examples of non-fiction
  • Biographies and autobiographies
  • Definition and examples of literary fiction
  • Drawing inferences and finding the central idea in a novel
  • Prose
  • Plot techniques in American fiction
  • Literary devices
  • Analyzing a literary passage

The lessons in this chapter work great for speeding up the study process in regards to fiction and nonfiction. At the end of every lesson, take a quiz to see what information you retained. This gives you an idea of how you'll do on the real test.

12 Lessons in Chapter 8: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Fiction & Nonfiction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

1. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

2. 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.

Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies

3. Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies

Literary nonfiction consists of many types of writing. Two of the most popular types are biographies and autobiographies. Watch this video lesson to learn more about these two types.

Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More

4. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More

Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.

Literary Fiction: Definition & Examples

5. Literary Fiction: Definition & Examples

Literary fiction is fiction that has value and merit in the social world. Learn about what makes fiction 'literary' through descriptions and famous examples.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

6. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

7. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

8. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.

Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

9. Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

A novel's plot involves more than just what happens in the story. Authors employ a number of techniques, including foreshadowing, red herrings, backstory, and B-plots to enrich their stories.

Literary Devices: Definition & Examples

10. Literary Devices: Definition & Examples

This lesson studies some of the more common literary devices found in literature. Devices studied include allusion, diction, epigraph, euphemism, foreshadowing, imagery, metaphor/simile, personification, point-of-view and structure.

Methods of Characterization in Literature

11. Methods of Characterization in Literature

In this lesson, we'll examine five methods of characterization, including physical description, action, inner thoughts, reactions, and speech. An excerpt from a brief narrative is provided to show how authors use the various methods of characterization to develop characters and create images for the audience.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

12. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

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