Ch 33: NES Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing

About This Chapter

You have entered into a chapter that contains brief video lessons and quizzes about expository writing. It will help you prepare for related questions on your NES Middle Grades English Language Arts test.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing - Chapter Summary

The video lessons included in this chapter can be used to help you recall the characteristics of an expository text. Before you sit for the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts test, take our quizzes to reinforce your knowledge of how to provide evidence to back up your statements in expository writing. Together, the video lessons and quizzes will help you master the following items:

  • Parts of expository writing
  • Definition, characteristics, and examples of expository texts
  • Kinds of expository essays
  • Selection process for supporting details
  • Ways to support your texts with proof

If you would like to skip ahead to other parts of our videos, you can use the timeline. There are also video transcripts you can read at any time. Please be sure to pay close attention to the keywords in bold print. If you get any questions incorrect on your quizzes, you can view the part of the video that addresses the question, or you can go to the next question. Our experts and instructors are prepared to answer any of the questions that may arise while you are studying.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Chapter Objectives

The study tools in this chapter reflect the Modes of Writing subject area of the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam which stands for 23% of the whole assessment score. You can use this chapter to prepare to answer 150 multiple-choice questions. The exam questions are based on items like the types of expository writing, techniques for choosing topics, strategies for structuring expository writing, and ways of providing proof. You will have approximately 3 hours to take your test on a computer.

Chapter Practice Exam
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