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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Practice & Study Guide course
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- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Media Presentations
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Development
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Comprehension
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Instruction
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Technical & Functional Texts
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Fiction & Nonfiction
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Literary Drama
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Poetry
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: World Literature Characteristics
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Influences of World Literature
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Listening
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Speaking
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Interpersonal Communication
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Grammar & Writing Conventions
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: The Writing Process
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Conducting Research
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Modes of Writing
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature Flashcards