Ch 16: NES Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction

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The focus of this chapter's video lessons is on types of literary fiction. Watch these lessons in advance of taking the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. Follow up the lessons with the short, multiple-choice self-assessment quizzes.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction - Chapter Summary

Before you sit for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination for teacher certification, take this opportunity to explore various types of literary fiction. As you undertake the review process, you can learn more about the sub-genres and elements of different forms of fiction. Study this chapter's online videos so that you can:

  • Distinguish between novels, novellas and short stories
  • Discuss the characteristics of Gothic, detective, Christian, mystery and science fiction
  • Explore crime fiction novels and the authors who write them
  • Provide examples of realistic fiction

Review these online lessons and use them as tutorials while you get ready for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. The videos are presented by experienced instructors who are able to answer your submitted questions on literary fiction. Multiple-choice quizzes can be accessed by clicking on the quiz tab. You'll also find text transcripts of the videos. Study as often as you like, either by watching the videos, listening to the narration or by reviewing your printed quiz results.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction Chapter Objectives

After expanding your comprehension of the types of literary fiction through your review of this chapter, you should be able to handle pertinent questions on the five-content domain NES Middle Grades ELA examination. The second domain, Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, accounts for 29% of the assessment. Accurately answer the examination's 150 multiple-choice questions and potentially qualify for an English Language Arts teaching endorsement. The assessment is computer based and has a three-hour time limit.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: NES Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
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Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

1. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

2. Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

In this lesson we will learn about 'Gothic fiction'. We discuss its characteristics and some of the authors involved in the genre. Afterwards, you will be asked to take a short quiz to test your comprehension.

Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

3. Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

In this lesson, we will define detective fiction and its characteristics, examine the history of this genre, and look at some of the major authors. We will also discuss how the genre, though still popular, has changed today.

Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

4. Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

Since the time of Jesus' parables, Christians have enjoyed a rich story-telling tradition. Learn more about it in the present day with this lesson on Christian fiction, where you'll also meet some of the genre's prominent writers and their work!

Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

5. Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

First appearing over 200 years ago, mystery fiction has since become one of the most psychologically popular of the literary genres. Read about what makes the genre, as well as writers who have helped it become what it is today.

Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

6. Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

Crime fiction is one of the fastest growing genres in literature. Read about what makes it so exciting, along with some of the more significant writers and their novels.

What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Short stories and novels that make you feel like you are getting to know real people dealing with believable situations can be considered realistic fiction. Watch this lesson to learn about realistic fiction and then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

8. What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

'20,000 Leagues under the Sea,' 'Frankenstein,' 'Star Trek' -- it's all science fiction, but what does that mean? Find out in this lesson where you'll learn more about the genre and its characteristics, as well as encounter some authors and their works that have made science fiction what it is today.

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