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Ch 6: MTLE Early Childhood Education: Text Analysis

About This Chapter

This series of lessons has been assembled to help you prepare for questions on the MTLE Early Childhood Education exam regarding text analysis subject matter.

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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8 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTLE Early Childhood Education: Text Analysis
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What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

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.

Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

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.

What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

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.

What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

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.

Teaching Children with Narrative & Expository Texts

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.

Literary Response & Analysis Skills: Types & Examples

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.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

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.

Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

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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