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MTLE Early Childhood Education: Text Analysis - Chapter Summary
View the lessons in this chapter on text analysis to refresh your knowledge of the different forms and genres of literature, including children's literature. After these lessons, you should be able to do the following on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3) exam:
- Explain different organizational patterns in writing
- Describe narrative writing and its characteristics
- Examine expository and informational texts
- Detail ways to teach children with narrative and expository texts
- Identify skills needed for literary response and analysis
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1. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.
2. 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.
3. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.
4. What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples
Expository text exposes you to facts: plain and simple. In this lesson, you will learn how to understand and identify expository text. You will be able to distinguish between expository and narrative text and understand why this distinction is important.
5. Teaching Children with Narrative & Expository Texts
Teachers can use different types of texts to promote growth in reading behaviors. This lesson discusses how to use narrative and expository texts to improve various reading skills, like comprehension or engagement.
6. Literary Response & Analysis Skills: Types & Examples
This lesson is all about understanding literary response and analysis skills. We will define important terms, as well as go over strategies used for analyzing literary and narrative texts. Read on, to learn more.
7. 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.
8. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types
Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.
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Other chapters within the MTLE Early Childhood Education: Practice & Study Guide course
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Language & Literacy
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Phonics & Fluency
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Print Awareness
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Vocabulary
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Reading Comprehension
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Writing Conventions
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Instructional Strategies
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Mathematics Instruction
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Cognitive Development
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Social Development
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Physical Development
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Creative Development
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Science Instruction
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Social Studies Instruction
- MTLE Early Childhood Education: Arts Instruction
- MTLE Early Childhood Education Flashcards