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MTTC Reading: Uses of Language - Chapter Summary
Complete the activities of this chapter to improve your understanding of the different ways language can be used. This chapter's series of lesson videos will prepare you for any MTTC Reading exam questions on the following:
- Characteristics of language that's effective
- Strategies used to teach students to analyze an author's voice, style and language
- Ways of responding to literary text
- The effect of word choice on tone and meaning
- Types of narrators in literature
Whenever you are not at your computer but would still like to study, you can watch these lessons on your mobile device. When you've completed a lesson, be sure to take the quiz that accompanies it to ensure you retained the information it presented.
1. The Uses of Language
Written and spoken language has three primary uses. Dive into some language background, then look more closely at the informative, expressive, and directive uses of language.
2. The Characteristics of Effective Language
Language gives us the opportunity to convey meaning. Unless you expect people to understand various tones of grunting, using words effectively makes communication much easier to comprehend.
3. Analyzing an Author's Style, Voice & Language
One can analyze the language authors use to determine their style (broader writing) and voice (writing specifics). Learn about author style and finding the author voice.
4. The Value of Responding to Literary Texts
Learning through reading literature is fundamental to critical thinking and understanding. This lesson will explain some of the key benefits of reading and responding to literary texts.
5. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
Writers choose their words carefully to convey a particular meaning and tone in their work and to influence the emotional effect of a piece of writing. Learn more about the impact of word choice and explore connotation, denotation, allusions, and analogies.
6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
In literature, mood is the feeling you get while reading a story, and tone is the author's attitude toward a subject. Learn more about how to identify mood and tone by looking at the setting, characters, details, and word choices.
7. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions
In a literary work, narration is the 'point of view' from which the story is told. Discover examples and types of narration including omniscient, limited, and objective, as well as how each affects the scope and meaning of a story.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Reading (05): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Reading: The Reading Process
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Language Arts
- MTTC Reading: Learning Theories
- MTTC Reading: Factors Affecting Student Learning
- MTTC Reading: Language Development
- MTTC Reading: Emergent Literacy
- MTTC Reading: Phonology, Phonemes & Phonics
- MTTC Reading: Understanding Literature
- MTTC Reading: Using Literary Texts
- MTTC Reading: Developing & Promoting Literacy
- MTTC Reading: Reading Comprehension Strategies
- MTTC Reading: Promoting Study Strategies
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Comprehension
- MTTC Reading: Speaking & Listening Skills
- MTTC Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom
- MTTC Reading: Promoting Written Communication
- MTTC Reading: Grammar
- MTTC Reading: Spelling & Punctuation
- MTTC Reading: Writing Skills
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Vocabulary Skills
- MTTC Reading: Planning Reading Curriculum
- MTTC Reading: Assessment Uses & Data
- MTTC Reading: Reading Assessments
- MTTC Reading: Using Reading Assessment Data
- MTTC Reading: Readers with Special Needs
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Readers with Special Needs
- MTTC Reading: Role & Function of Reading Professionals
- MTTC Reading Flashcards