Ch 5: MTTC English: Literary Forms & Genres

About This Chapter

Brush up on your knowledge of literary forms and genres in preparation for the MTTC English assessment. Short video lessons provide a comprehensive overview of the subject, and self-assessment quizzes gauge your understanding of the lessons.

MTTC English: Literary Forms & Genres - Chapter Summary

Make studying for the MTTC English assessment easy by watching the video lessons in this chapter. You can ensure you comprehend literary forms and genres and are ready to answer questions on the exam that address the following:

  • Defining and identifying types of genres
  • Understanding prose and finding the meaning in foreshadowing and character
  • Analyzing nonfiction and identifying types of fiction
  • Exploring the literary terms of poetry
  • Comparing the fable, folktale, myth and legend
  • Describing epistolary writing, satire, parody, spoof and drama

Watch the videos at your leisure to gain greater insight into literary forms and genres then use the lesson quizzes to test your understanding of lesson concepts. This flexible online instruction and reinforcement ensures you're able to absorb the materials at a comfortable pace.

MTTC English: Literary Forms & Genres Chapter Objectives

The MTTC English assessment is composed of four subareas that define major content areas of the test. The topics covered in this literary forms and genres chapter are found in the literature and understanding subarea, which constitutes approximately 26% of the total test. In addition to watching the video lessons in this chapter, take time to review and print full transcripts to enhance your studies. You can also access easily identifiable vocabulary words in the lessons to deepen your comprehension of lesson topics.

The assessment is required for educators who want to teach English in middle grades and secondary classrooms and add an endorsement to their Michigan teaching certificate. You can expect 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam that ask you to review a question, short paragraph or sentence then choose the correct answer of four presented.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTTC English: Literary Forms & Genres
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What is Genre? - Definition & Types

1. What is Genre? - Definition & Types

Genre is a French word that means sort or style. It is often used to classify different types of art. In this lesson, we will define genre, learn why it's important and look at how genres evolve over time.

What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

2. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.

What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

3. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

4. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

5. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

6. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

7. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

8. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

9. 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.

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