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Ch 30: MTTC English: Narrative Writing

About This Chapter

Get reacquainted with narrative writing as you study for the MTTC English assessment. The video lessons in this chapter explore sensory language, literary style, imagery in poetry and more to help you prepare for the exam.

MTTC English: Narrative Writing - Chapter Summary

Watch short lessons to simplify the process of preparing for the MTTC English assessment. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to answer questions that address the following:

  • Analyzing the use of descriptive details and sensory language in your writing
  • Defining sensory language and understanding active and passive voice
  • Examining literary style, diction, tone, imagery in poetry and pun in literature
  • Understanding suspense in literature, creative writing and how to write a strong personal essay
  • Sharing the meaning of the narrative essay and autobiography
  • Exhibiting an understanding of writing for self-expression through essays, poems and journals

The expert instructors presenting the video lessons offer a wealth of information about narrative writing to ensure you can face this subject on the exam. Watch the lessons from your home computer, or on-the-go via a smartphone or tablet to study in a manner that's convenient for you.

MTTC English: Narrative Writing - Chapter Objectives

A primary objective of this MTTC English: Narrative Writing chapter is to give you the resources you need to address topics covered in the genre and craft of language subarea of the assessment, which constitutes approximately 30% of the total test. You can refresh your knowledge of narrative writing by watching the video lessons and reading full video transcripts. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are available to gauge your readiness to take the test.

The assessment is designed for educators who want to add an English endorsement to their Michigan teaching certificate and educate students on the subject in the classroom. To pass the assessment, you must earn a minimum score of 220. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and can be taken on paper or computer.

14 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTTC English: Narrative Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

1. How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

When you write a narrative, you can draw your reader into your experiences by adding specific, concrete details to your storytelling. This lesson tells you exactly how to do it.

Sensory Language: Definition & Examples

2. Sensory Language: Definition & Examples

This lesson assists you in identifying and understanding the components of sensory writing found in literature. Learn more about sensory writing and test your understanding with a short quiz.

Active and Passive Voice

3. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

Literary Style: Definition & Examples

4. Literary Style: Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in understanding all components of literary style found in literature and how they can be applied to your writing. Learn more about literary style and test your understanding through a quiz.

Diction: Definition & Examples

5. Diction: Definition & Examples

In writing, diction refers to word selection. This lesson will explain the importance of diction, as well as how diction can be used to create voice and impact in one's writing.

What is Tone? - Definition & Examples

6. What is Tone? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what tone is in writing and how it can be used to make your writing more interesting to your audience by taking a look at some examples.

Imagery in Poetry: Definition, Examples & Types

7. Imagery in Poetry: Definition, Examples & Types

Explore imagery in poetry, the primary vehicle poets use to transport their readers to a new experience. Learn about different types of imagery through examples and a quiz.

Pun in Literature: Definition & Examples

8. Pun in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll briefly review figurative language. Furthermore, we'll look closer at one type of figurative language: the pun. You'll be able to analyze some examples of the pun and see why it's used.

Suspense in Literature: Definition & Examples

9. Suspense in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will discover the importance of suspense in creating a captivating story. You will learn several techniques authors use to create suspense and review examples.

What is Creative Writing? - Definition, Types & Examples

10. What is Creative Writing? - Definition, Types & Examples

Also known as 'the art of making things up,' creative writing is a vital part of modern society. This lesson will explore what makes writing creative and use famous examples to show you what makes creative writing successful.

How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

11. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

At some point, you may be required to write a personal essay. Watch this video to learn how to turn your personal experiences into an effective essay.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

12. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Autobiography: Definition & Examples

13. Autobiography: Definition & Examples

This lesson examines the genre of nonfiction. Specifically, you will learn how an autobiography is nonfiction, with examples illustrating the concepts.

Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals

14. Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals

In this lesson, we will discuss the different ways to write for self expression. We will also discuss how writing for self expression will naturally lead to writing in different patterns, including essays, poems and journals.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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