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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
Informative, expressive, and directive forms of communication are the primary uses of language. In this lesson, we'll learn about the uses of language to better understand the need for verbal and written forms of communication.
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
What separates one author's writing from another? The short answer is the author's voice, comprised of their style and use of language. This lesson explores the concepts in more detail.
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
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.
7. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions
Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.
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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