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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.

13 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.

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

2. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

3. 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.

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.

Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text

5. 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.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

6. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.

Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

7. Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

All students have different backgrounds to bring to the classroom. This video lesson addresses some things to consider in a reading classroom with regards to students of different cultures.

Reading Strategies for Expository Texts

8. 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.

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.

Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

10. 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 Evaluate Reasoning

11. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

12. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

13. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.

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