Ch 4: NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Nonfiction & Informational Text

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and take practice quizzes on analyzing nonfiction and informational texts. Use these resources to study for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills Reading test.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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