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NES Middle Grades ELA: Genres and Types of Literature - Chapter Summary
Explore this chapter's videos and text lessons as part of the process of preparing for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. The lessons display examples of bibliographies and they offer a look at several forms of literature. Develop your ability to recognize different essay types according to characteristics and formatting, and further examine some aspects of educational stories. Once you've completed this chapter, you could address exam questions that ask you to:
- Describe the types of literary genres
- Explain the differences between folktales, fables, legends and myths
- Identify autobiographies, period bibliographies, subject bibliographies, enumerative bibliographies and annotated bibliographies
- Learn more about books of folk and didactic literature
- Examine the history of the essay
- Distinguish between informative and evaluative essays
As you prepare for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination, use this chapter to study the subjects you need to brush up on. Video tags permit you to pause or rewind the lessons and to jump between main topics. Review time can be incorporated into your existing schedule since you can use your mobile device to access the online lessons at your convenience. Ask on-topic questions of the knowledgeable instructors, and take the self-assessment quizzes to ensure your forward momentum.
NES Middle Grades ELA: Genres and Types of Literature Chapter Objectives
The NES Middle Grades ELA examination is composed of five content domains. The second content domain is worth 29% of the assessment and is titled, Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature. Demonstrate your knowledge of this chapter's subject matter as you pursue a teaching certification in English Language Arts. The time limit for the entire computer-based examination is three hours and it includes a total of 150 multiple-choice questions.
1. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.
2. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples
In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.
3. Autobiography: Definition & Examples
This lesson examines the genre of nonfiction. Specifically, you will learn how an autobiography is nonfiction, with examples illustrating the concepts.
4. Period Bibliography: Definition & Examples
Find out what period bibliographies are, how they're different from other types of bibliographies, and how they're useful. Read the lesson, and then take a brief quiz to test your new knowledge.
5. Subject Bibliography: Definition & Examples
Find out what a subject bibliography is and how it can be useful to your research essay or project. Learn what goes into a subject bibliography, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
6. Enumerative Bibliography: Definition & Examples
A bibliography is a listing of sources of information on a topic. There are a few different types of bibliographies, but the enumerative bibliography is one of the most commonly used. Let's take a closer look.
7. Annotated Bibliography: Definition & Examples
Learn what annotated bibliographies are and how they're used in the research process. In this lesson, we'll discuss what it means to annotate and what to include in annotated bibliographies for research essays and projects.
8. Folk Literature: Definition & Books
From China to Israel to the United States, folk literature exists wherever there are humans to tell stories or to sing songs. Come hear more about these pieces of oral heritage and encounter some examples of the genre that you're sure to recognize!
9. Didactic Literature: Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses didactic literature and goes over examples of this type of writing. Learn the definition, history, and a few literary examples of this enlightening genre!
10. Essay: Writing & Examples
What is an essay? An essay is a piece of nonfiction writing that expresses various genres or styles of prose depending on the subject, content, purpose, and audience of the particular piece.
11. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure
There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.
12. Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics
A good evaluative essay helps a writer present an opinion using criteria and evidence. Learn all about the evaluative essay and its components in this lesson.
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- NES Middle Grades ELA: Interpreting Literary Fiction
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- NES Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose
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