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NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Nonfiction & Informational Texts - Chapter Summary
Dust off your skills in analyzing nonfiction and informational texts for the NES Essential Academic Skills Reading exam. The lessons in this chapter will get you ready for questions on the following topics:
- Literary nonfiction
- Types of informational texts
- Identifying fact, persuasion and informed opinion in nonfiction writing
Each lesson covers concepts clearly and concisely in ten minutes or less. Lessons can be watched as many times as you'd like until you've mastered the concepts. Study anywhere you choose - these resources can be accessed on your laptop, tablet or smartphone!
NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Nonfiction & Informational Texts Objectives
The NES Reading test is part of the teacher certification process in many states. Expect to answer 45 multiple-choice questions. The exam takes one hour and is given electronically. This chapter on nonfiction texts corresponds to the critical reasoning questions on the exam. Use the lessons and quizzes to prepare for questions that require distinguishing between opinion and fact in a given reading passage.
1. 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.
2. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More
Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.
3. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction
How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.
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Other chapters within the NES Essential Academic Skills Reading Subtest 1 (001): Practice & Study Guide course
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Meanings
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Interpretation
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Writing Development
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading Subtest 1 Flashcards