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Ch 4: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Oral & Written Literature

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Follow along as our instructors guide you through the most important information about oral and written literature for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. Take the lesson quizzes to test yourself on the material found in this chapter

MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test: Oral & Written Literature - Chapter Summary

Through this chapter, develop a clear understanding of the topics that may appear on the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. Engaging video lessons will illustrate the essential information about oral and written literature for this exam. The lessons in this chapter will cover information such as:

  • Key characteristics of narrative essays
  • Major components of expository writing
  • Persuasive essays: formats and topics
  • American media sources
  • Public speaking and oral storytelling
  • Dramatic terms
  • Defining media literacy
  • Key literary movements

This chapter's lessons will help you prepare for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. By the end you will be armed with the information to answer exam questions on oral and written literature. Follow the engaging video lessons to review this topic, and take quizzes to practice.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Oral & Written Literature
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Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

1. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

2. 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.

Persuasive Essay: Format, Topics & Examples

3. Persuasive Essay: Format, Topics & Examples

Writing a persuasive essay may sound tricky, but it really isn't. This lesson will take you through the process, present possible topics and show you some examples of great persuasive essay elements.

American Media Information Sources: Definition & Types

4. American Media Information Sources: Definition & Types

Americans use many different sources of media to gain information about the government. This lesson explores American media information sources throughout history and looks at the influence of old and new media.

What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?

5. What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?

Public speaking is the process of communicating information to an audience. It is usually done before a large audience, like in school, the workplace and even in our personal lives. The benefits of knowing how to communicate to an audience include sharpening critical thinking and verbal/non-verbal communication skills.

Oral Tradition of Storytelling: Definition, History & Examples

6. Oral Tradition of Storytelling: Definition, History & Examples

As old as man himself, the oral tradition of storytelling is a hallmark element of the human experience all over the world. Explore the healing powers of storytelling through a definition, discussion of history, and examples. Then, put your new expertise to the test with a quiz.

What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

7. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

8. What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the role and purpose of media literacy in society in history and today. Examples of media, mass media communications and media literacy will be explained and evaluated in order to form an understanding of why media literacy is critically important for the 21st century.

Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

9. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.

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