Ch 6: MTLE Elementary Education: Literature & Analysis

About This Chapter

Your study of literature and analysis for the MTLE Elementary Education exam can be interesting with this chapter that contains video lessons and quizzes. This chapter will be help you recall the concepts you need to pass the exam.

MTLE Elementary Education: Literature & Analysis - Chapter Summary

Jar your memory of topics like the distinction between tone and mood and steps for evaluating reading by watching 5-10 minute video lessons in this chapter. Get your practice answering similar questions to the ones found on your exam by taking our short self-assessments. By the time you've finished this chapter, you will be able to answer questions about these items:

  • History of children's literature
  • Ways to find the meaning of literary writing
  • Literary forms' impact on meaning
  • Interpretation of figurative language
  • Distinction between tone and mood
  • Cultural and linguistic relationships, and reading
  • Techniques for reading expository texts
  • Ways to analyze graphic information
  • Purpose of organizational patterns
  • Analysis of two texts connected by a theme
  • Explanation of point via details

Your progress through the lessons is tracked. If you need to revisit previous lessons, you can always click Recent Activity. Utilize the lesson transcripts to do a closer review of the lessons or to make additional study materials. Check out the timelines if you want to go back and forth between different topics.

MTLE Elementary Education: Literature and Analysis Objectives

This chapter's study resources will help you prepare for the Reading section of the first subtest of the MTLE Elementary Education exam. There are 3 subtests in all. The Reading subarea is worth 78% of Subtest 1. Each subtest contains 50 multiple-choice questions that you will answer on a computer. You may have to answer questions that test your ability to read, analyze, and identify different texts.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTLE Elementary Education: Literature & 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.

Literary Elements: Definition, Types & Examples

3. Literary Elements: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the basic elements, or parts, of literary texts. We'll look at examples of each kind of literary element, and you can check your understanding with a brief quiz.

Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

4. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

How to Teach Literary Genres: Techniques & Activities

5. How to Teach Literary Genres: Techniques & Activities

To help your students become lifelong readers, you are going to have to teach them about different genres of literature. This lesson will provide some strategies, techniques and activities for teaching literary genres to your students.

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.

Reading Strategies for Expository Texts

7. Reading Strategies for Expository Texts

Reading informational text and understanding the main ideas can be tricky. Teaching students key strategies and concepts helps them build the right set of skills. This lesson defines expository texts, outlines their components, and offers some teaching tips.

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.

How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

9. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.

Meaning of Words: Figurative, Connotative & Technical

10. Meaning of Words: Figurative, Connotative & Technical

In this lesson, we will learn how an author uses figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases to affect the meaning and tone in a text.

Assessing Student Understanding of Literature

11. Assessing Student Understanding of Literature

Having a student read is good, but how do we know what they are actually taking from each reading? Read this lesson to help identify assessment strategies that promote student reading comprehension, understanding, analysis, and skills related to literature.

Assessing Student Understanding of Informational Text

12. Assessing Student Understanding of Informational Text

Are you beginning a unit on nonfiction reading materials in your English class? If so, read this lesson to learn how to assess your students' understanding of informational texts.

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