Ch 5: MTTC Elementary Education: Narrative & Expository Texts

About This Chapter

Learn more about narrative and expository texts with help from fun video lessons. Get in-depth information about children's literature, narrative writing, literary analysis and more to ensure you're ready to take the MTTC Elementary Education exam.

MTTC Elementary Education: Narrative & Expository Texts - Chapter Summary

Expert instructors in this chapter have developed high-quality video lessons that provide the comprehensive look at narrative and expository texts you need to succeed on the MTTC Elementary Education assessment. Watch the lessons at your leisure to prepare for questions on the exam that ask you to:

  • Define and share the history and themes of children's literature
  • Identify and describe genres in children's literature
  • Share the meaning of and identify the types and characteristics of narrative writing
  • Provide the definition and an explanation of the types of expository texts
  • Explain the concept of teaching students with expository and narrative texts
  • Describe different ways to teach oral, performance and media texts
  • Detail instructional strategies for literary analysis and comprehension

All of the video lessons in this chapter average about 10 minutes each. Access to short, yet engaging lessons helps you get all the knowledge you need about narrative and expository texts while helping to fit your study sessions into a busy schedule. Review the lessons in the sequence that works best for you. Also feel free to utilize timelines with video tags that let you identify and skip to key topics without watching videos in full. Lesson quizzes can help you gauge your comprehension of the subject area.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTTC Elementary Education: Narrative & Expository Texts
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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.

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

2. 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

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.

Organizational Features of Expository Texts

4. Organizational Features of Expository Texts

Reading an expository text can seem like an intimidating ordeal. Read this lesson to find out how to use specific features of expository text to help you understand the material.

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.

Teaching Comprehension with Oral, Performance & Media Texts

6. Teaching Comprehension with Oral, Performance & Media Texts

In this lesson, we will identify characteristics and features of different forms of oral, performance, and media texts and discuss strategies for promoting students' comprehension, response, and analysis skills related to these forms.

Teaching Literary Analysis & Comprehension

7. Teaching Literary Analysis & Comprehension

Learning how to analyze and comprehend literary texts is one of the most advanced and exciting aspects of reading instruction. This lesson explores how to get students on the path toward deep comprehension.

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