Ch 12: NES Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

This chapter consists of online video lessons that focus on the elements of persuasive texts. Use them as a review resource before you sit for the NES Middle Grades ELA certification examination.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Elements of Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

Refresh your memory of the elements of persuasive texts when you watch each tutorial video lesson in this chapter. The works of famous propagandists, the use of rhetorical devices and the characteristics of antimetabole are just some of the topics you'll explore during this chapter. When you get a handle on these and other literary topics, you could be prepared for pertinent questions on the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. After watching these video lessons, you could be able to:

  • Define and give examples of persuasive texts
  • Learn more about propaganda and propagandists
  • Explore the elements of an argumentative essay
  • Use rhetorical devices as a form of persuasion
  • Discuss the proper use of antimetabole

You may watch each of this chapter's engaging online lessons in their entirety or focus only on the topics that you need to review. The video lessons are brief and easy to fit into your schedule since they are accessible 24/7 via your Web-connected technology. Ask questions of the expert teachers who narrate the videos, or refer to the written transcripts for more information. The quizzes not only serve to test your knowledge, but they can be used as study tools when you print out their results.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts Chapter Objectives

This chapter's topics are asked about during the Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain of the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. This domain accounts for 29% of the assessment score. In part, you could be tested on your capacity to analyze rhetorical devices in persuasive texts and identify the characteristics of propaganda. Display your knowledge and qualifications for an English Language Arts teaching endorsement as you answer 150 multiple-choice questions that span all five content domains of the examination. The computer-administered assessment should be completed in three hours or less.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: NES Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts
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What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.

Propagandist: Definition & Examples

2. Propagandist: Definition & Examples

In this lesson we will begin by defining the term 'propaganda,' and then move on to learn what a 'propagandist' is. We will look through history to identify famous propagandists.

Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

3. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.

Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

4. Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

Rhetorical devices are used in language to communicate effectively and persuade. Here you'll discover more about rhetorical devices and learn how to put some of them to use in some persuasion of your own.

Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

5. Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

It's easy to get turned around trying to figure out what 'antimetabole' is, but this lesson should help point you in the right direction. Keep reading to find out more about this emphatic rhetorical device and see some recognizable examples.

Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

6. Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

If you've ever written anything, you've used rhetoric. Examine the most common modes in rhetorical writing and learn how you can use them in your life.

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