Ch 6: MTTC Elementary Education: The Writing Process

About This Chapter

Enhance your ability to pass the MTTC Elementary Education assessment by watching the short video lessons in this chapter. Gain greater insight into the writing process, then test your knowledge by taking lesson quizzes.

MTTC Elementary Education: The Writing Process - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of the writing process using lessons developed by expert instructors. Ensure you're prepared for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment by enabling yourself to:

  • Define and identify the steps of the writing process
  • Explain the structure and elements of formal and informal writing
  • Differentiate between descriptive and prescriptive conventions of grammar
  • Describe the basic essay structure, and draft the five-paragraph essay
  • Identify and describe tools to use during the writing process
  • Share how to proofread an essay for spelling and grammar

This chapter offers a unique online learning experience. Access quality instruction from anywhere you have Internet service and gain all the information about the writing process you need to answer related questions on the exam. Experts are available to answer any questions you have about lesson topics in this chapter. At any time, gauge your comprehension of the writing process by taking self-assessment quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce concepts explored in the lessons.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTTC Elementary Education: The Writing Process
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The Writing Process: Definition & Steps

1. The Writing Process: Definition & Steps

Writing is one of the most common ways we communicate. To be a successful writer, you should practice the five steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publication.

Formal & Informal Writing: Structure & Elements

2. Formal & Informal Writing: Structure & Elements

Knowing when to use formal or informal writing is important, much like knowing whether or not you're driving in the right direction on a one-way street.

Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Conventions of Grammar

3. Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Conventions of Grammar

What is the difference between prescriptive and descriptive approaches to grammar? This lesson explores the value of each approach to language and why both are important.

Tools to Use During the Writing Process

4. Tools to Use During the Writing Process

This lesson will help you understand the steps of the writing process and reveal some simple tools that can prevent common writing problems like writer's block, disorganization, and proofreading errors.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

5. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

6. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

7. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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