Ch 6: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Informational & Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

Refresh your memory of informational and persuasive texts as you study this chapter on the subject. Use your improved knowledge when you're taking the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam. The chapter includes video and text lessons.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Informational & Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

As you get set to accurately address MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam questions, explore concepts, definitions and examples related to informational and persuasive texts. By the time you've studied this chapter's text and video lessons, you could have a greater understanding of:

  • Various types of persuasive and informational texts
  • The differences between informed opinion, fact and persuasion
  • The ability to evaluate reasoning and rhetorical devices, and to gauge the credibility of a source
  • What it takes to interpret informational texts and analyze a text's graphic information

Once you've reviewed each text and video lesson, you should be that much readier to face relevant questions on the teacher certification exam. The short, entertaining lessons feature animation as well as video tags for easier navigation. They're presented to you by accomplished instructors whose conversational delivery make the process of studying a fun experience.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Informational & Persuasive Texts
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What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.

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.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

3. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

4. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing

5. Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing

In this lesson, we will study a variety of rhetorical devices that commonly appear in written texts. We will look at rhetoric on the level of sounds, words, sentences, and figures of speech.

Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

6. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.

Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

7. Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

This lesson describes what is and is not informational text. You'll discover the purpose, features, and audience of informational text. You'll also explore examples of informational text.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

8. 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.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

9. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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