About This Chapter
MTTC English: Literary Elements - Chapter Summary
This chapter is designed to enhance your comprehension of literary elements to prepare you to answer related questions on the MTTC English assessment. Reviewing the lessons ensures you're able to:
- Define plot and setting in literature
- Understand characters, plots and other elements of drama
- Explain form and meaning in poetry
- Describe themes, internal and external conflict in literature
- Understand how to find the theme or central idea
- Explain how fiction draws on themes from other works
- Define universal theme
Expert instructors enhance the studying experience by providing an in-depth overview of literary elements that is presented in an entertaining fashion. The lessons can help strengthen your knowledge of the subject while boosting your confidence as you prepare for the assessment.
MTTC English: Literary Elements Chapter Objectives
The MTTC English: Literary Elements chapter offers a variety of resources to help you study for the assessment. In addition to watching video lessons, you can take self-assessment quizzes that gauge your readiness to answer literary elements questions on the test. The topics covered in this chapter are found in the literature and understanding subarea of the test, which constitutes approximately 26% of the total test.
The goal of the MTTC English test is to earn a passing score of 220 so you can add the English endorsement to a new or existing Michigan teaching certificate. The test is composed of all multiple-choice questions that ask you to review a short paragraph, sentence or question then choose the correct response out of four answers. Utilize the full video transcripts, easily identifiable vocabulary words, video timelines, a chapter exam and more to absorb concepts covered in the lessons. In no time, you can feel steps closer to achieving success on the assessment.
1. What is Plot? - Examples & Definition
Plot is a literary term that refers to how narrative points are arranged to make a story understandable to the reader or observer. This lesson will look at the definition of plot, as well as examples of plot from well-known stories.
2. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism
Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.
3. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples
In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.
4. Form & Meaning in Poetry
In this lesson, we will explore how form and content combine to create meaning in poetry. Along the way, we will examine the components of poetic form and content and define poetic meaning.
5. Themes in Literature: Examples and Explanation
One of the most common things that students are asked to do in middle school is to discuss the theme of a story. In this lesson, you'll learn about themes, and you'll read three examples from well-known stories.
6. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.
7. What is External Conflict in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn how a conflict drives a story. External conflicts are examined with examples from classic and modern literature to demonstrate the concepts.
8. What is Internal Conflict in Literature?
This lesson highlights how a character in literature may experience an internal conflict and how this differs from external conflicts. You'll consider several examples and learn to identify internal conflicts.
9. How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works
How do classic characters like Cinderella translate for our times? In this lesson, we'll discuss theme in literature, and you'll read about an example of how authors sometimes draw on themes from already existing works to appeal to contemporary audiences.
10. Universal Theme: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define universal theme and give you examples you can refer to in order to identify universal themes in other pieces of literature. At the end, you'll be able to test your understanding through a quiz.
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Other chapters within the MTTC English (002): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC English: Integrated Language Arts
- MTTC English: Development of the English Language
- MTTC English: Language Acquisition & Development
- MTTC English: Listening & Communication Strategies
- MTTC English: Literary Forms & Genres
- MTTC English: Types of Poetry
- MTTC English: Forms of Nonfiction
- MTTC English: Benefits of Studying Literature
- MTTC English: Literature & Culture
- MTTC English: American Literature
- MTTC English: Transcendental, Realist & Naturalist Works
- MTTC English: Modernist Literature
- MTTC English: The Harlem Renaissance
- MTTC English: Contemporary Literature
- MTTC English: Analyzing American Literature
- MTTC English: Shakespeare & The Renaissance
- MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature
- MTTC English: Romantic Literature
- MTTC English: Victorian Literature
- MTTC English: Modern Literature
- MTTC English: World Literature
- MTTC English: Literature for Children & Teens
- MTTC English: Literary Analysis
- MTTC English: Language Development
- MTTC English: Literary Devices
- MTTC English: Expository Writing
- MTTC English: Analytical Writing
- MTTC English: Persuasive Writing
- MTTC English: Narrative Writing
- MTTC English: The Writing Process
- MTTC English: The Revision Process
- MTTC English: Visual Communication
- MTTC English: Reading Strategies
- MTTC English: Critical Analysis of Texts
- MTTC English: Eliciting Student Responses to Texts
- MTTC English Flashcards