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Ch 6: MTTC English: Literary Elements

About This Chapter

Watch engaging video lessons to become reacquainted with literary elements as you study for the MTTC English assessment. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can reinforce concepts learned in the lessons.

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.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTTC English: Literary Elements
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Plot? - Examples & Definition

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.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

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.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

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.

Form & Meaning in Poetry

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.

Themes in Literature: Examples and Explanation

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.

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

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.

What is External Conflict in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples

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.

What is Internal Conflict in Literature?

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.

How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works

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.

Universal Theme: Definition & Examples

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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