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Ch 19: NES Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose

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The NES Middle Grades ELA examination will test your ability to analyze prose. Brush up on this skill when you study this chapter. Its educational video lessons highlight relevant definitions as well as provide examples of famous prose.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose - Chapter Summary

As you go through each of this chapter's video lessons, you'll re-discover the meaning of prose and recall the characteristics of epistolary writing. Explore the ways in which tone and mood are implied in prose, and examine various aspects of humorous writings such as satire. These lessons also prepare you to address NES Middle Grades ELA examination questions on prose analysis. Watch the videos so that you can:

  • Define prose and determine what sets it apart
  • Review a glossary of literary terms
  • Analyze famous prose poems
  • Discuss letters, diary entries and other forms of epistolary writing
  • Note the contrasts between tone and mood in prose
  • Explore different kinds of humorous writings

Review these entertaining video lessons so that you can increase your understanding of prose poetry and expand your ability to analyze it. Seasoned educators explain the above topics and answer your questions when you use the ask-a-question feature. You'll be able to check out text transcripts, use video tags to explore main topics and take brief quizzes that ensure your retention.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose Chapter Objectives

There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the NES Middle Grades ELA examination, which is divided into five content domains. You'll find questions that are related to this chapter's topics on the examination's Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain. The equivalent of about 29% of the assessment score, this domain will ensure that you recognize the characteristics of prose and that you can properly analyze foreshadowing in prose poetry. Provide your best answers as you seek an English Language Arts teaching endorsement. There is a three-hour time limit for completing the entire computer-based assessment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: NES Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose
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What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

1. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

3. Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

What exactly is a prose poem? In this lesson, we will define prose poems, analyze characteristics of prose poetry, and learn about a few famous examples. We will wrap up the lesson with a short quiz to test our knowledge.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

5. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

6. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

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