Ch 32: NES Middle Grades ELA: Descriptive Writing

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and quizzes to review your understanding of descriptive writing language and techniques. Knowledge of the aspects of this type of writing will help to prepare you for the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam.

NES Middle Grades English Language Arts: Descriptive Writing - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide you with the opportunity to brush up on your descriptive writing skills. The videos offer visual examples to help you recall descriptive writing rules, terms, and processes. Among the topics you can expect to cover in this chapter's lessons include:

  • Analyzing descriptive writing techniques
  • Reviewing the aspects of descriptive essays
  • Defining sensory language
  • Providing tips about how to use sensory language
  • Presenting examples of descriptive writing and sensory language

The short videos and examples make learning this material fun. You can check to see what you have retained from these videos and how prepared you are for the NES exam by taking the self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson.

NES Middle Grades English Language Arts: Descriptive Writing Chapter Objectives

Mastering the material covered in the Descriptive Writing chapter will not only show your proficiency in this area but will demonstrate your ability to teach these techniques to middle grade students. The fourth content domain of the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam, Modes of Writing, contains questions about descriptive writing strategies.

If you are a current or aspiring teacher seeking certification in a specific content area, then you might be required to take the NES exam. The Modes of Writing portion of the NES Middle Grades ELA exam counts for 21% of your total test score. The NES is computer-based and is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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