Ch 19: MTLE Reading Teacher: Expository Texts

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can brush up on your knowledge of expository texts by watching engaging video lessons. Review expository text and writing, informational text and more in preparation for the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment.

MTLE Reading Teacher: Expository Texts - Chapter Summary

It's nice to feel confident that you know what to expect on exam day as you study for the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. The lessons in the chapter get you ready for questions related to expository texts so you'll be able to answer questions on the test that ask you to:

  • List and describe expository approaches to instruction
  • Discuss advance organizers in the classroom
  • Define and describe expository text and writing
  • Analyze textual evidence and interpret an informational text
  • Share how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works
  • Describe the steps of the critical thinking process

Review the lessons in their video or transcript formats from home or on the go via your smartphone or tablet. You will benefit from engaging instruction designed to boost your knowledge of expository texts as you prepare to take the assessment. Gauge your comprehension of the lessons by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions you have about lesson concepts can be submitted to our experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: MTLE Reading Teacher: Expository Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Expository Approaches to Instruction

1. Expository Approaches to Instruction

Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

2. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.

What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

3. 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.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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.

Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

6. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.

The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

7. The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

In this lesson, you'll learn the steps involved in the critical thinking process. You'll consider how coming to a conclusion effectively involves multiple questions that get you thinking about a topic in a new way.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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