Ch 9: MTTC Reading: Understanding Literature

About This Chapter

This chapter's effective lessons will aid in your review of the different types of literary genres so that you will be prepared for related questions on the MTTC Reading exam.

MTTC Reading: Understanding Literature - Chapter Summary

When studying for the MTTC Reading exam, watch the lesson videos of this chapter to review elements of literary forms and genres. This series of short, engaging lesson videos gets you ready for any test questions about:

  • How literary forms and genres affect meaning
  • Themes and history of children's literature
  • Kinds of traditional literature
  • Kinds of non-fiction
  • Uses of literary motifs
  • Prose and poetry

Watch these lessons on your mobile devices or computer, then test your understanding of the information covered in them by taking the accompanying lesson quizzes. Use the video tags to find any portions of the video lessons that you want to look at again.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: MTTC Reading: Understanding Literature
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Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

1. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

2. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.

Traditional Literature: Definition, Characters, Types & Books

3. Traditional Literature: Definition, Characters, Types & Books

Learn what makes traditional literature such an influential part of our culture. This lesson will break down its definition, purpose, and popular examples.

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

4. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.

What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

5. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

6. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

7. 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!

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