Ch 10: NES Middle Grades ELA: Points of View in Literature

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Review the types of point of view and how they are used with these short, engaging videos and self-assessment quizzes. The lessons can help you answer questions on these topics that you'll find on the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts test.

NES Middle Grades English Language Arts: Points of View in Literature - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you distinguish between points of view and learn the impact of point of view on narration. The videos cover the following topics to help you prepare to answer these types of questions on the exam:

  • Identifying and using the types of point of view
  • Understanding how authors choose point of view
  • Defining the types of narration
  • Realizing how point of view affects narration
  • Choosing the type of point of view from given examples

The lessons use short and fun videos to cover the material while effectively preparing you to take the exam. You can test your knowledge of these topics by taking the quiz after you view each lesson, or try taking the quiz prior to and again after watching the lesson to assess what you knew and what you've learned.

NES Middle Grades English Language Arts: Points of View in Literature Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in the Points of View in Literature chapter are part of the analyzing and interpreting literature portion of the exam, which constitutes about 29% of the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts test. The lessons are designed to help strengthen your understanding of point of view topics. The practice questions in the corresponding quizzes are reflective of the types of questions you will encounter on the exam.

The NES Middle Grades English Language Arts test is computer-based. A subject certification exam available nationwide, it is designed to gauge subject-specific knowledge for middle school English teachers seeking licensure and is composed of 150 multiple choice questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: NES Middle Grades ELA: Points of View in Literature
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Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

1. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

2. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

3. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

4. Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

Thinking about who is telling the story in a novel, and what he or she might be leaving out, is crucial to understanding that novel. Learn about the various types of points of view in American novels, as well as a few specific, noteworthy narrators, in this lesson.

How an Author Develops & Contrasts Points of View

5. How an Author Develops & Contrasts Points of View

The point of view an author uses to tell a story is of great importance. Adding just one point of view can change a narrative completely. Read on to find out how authors use point of view in writing!

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