Ch 11: NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts

About This Chapter

The lessons and quizzes in this chapter will help you brush up on strategies for reading technical and functional texts for the National Evaluation Series (NES) English Language Arts (ELA) exam.

NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the NES ELA exam with these study tools on technical and functional texts. You'll cover different types of technical documents and strategies for understanding and interpreting them. In this chapter, you'll find lessons on the following types of texts:

  • Analytical and informational reports
  • Unilateral contracts
  • Uniform commercial code warranties
  • Scientific presentations
  • Graphs, charts and tables of scientific data

Use the lessons to quickly review topics you may have forgotten or missed. Each lesson teaches the essential information you'll need to know for the NES ELA in less than ten minutes. Since all of our lessons can be accessed on any type of device, you'll be able to study wherever it's convenient for you!

NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts Objectives

Passing the NES ELA exam is part of the certification requirements for English teachers in some states. You'll need to answer 150 multiple-choice questions delivered electronically. Use these chapter resources to prepare for questions in the Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Reading Various Text Forms subarea of the exam, which makes up approximately 23% of the total score.

To complete the test objectives for technical and functional texts, you'll need to know the characteristics of different types of technical and functional texts and be able to appropriately use the information to develop skills, gain knowledge, confirm facts and perform certain tasks. You'll also need to be able to interpret graphic features commonly used in technical texts, such as charts, legends and diagrams.

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