Ch 7: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Persuasive Texts

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Prepare for questions on persuasive texts on the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I by going through the lessons in this chapter. The video lessons and quizzes will help you prepare for the exam itself.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

Before you take the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) Education Subtest I, you should bolster your understanding of some of the topics you'll likely be evaluated on. This chapter will specifically help you with questions on persuasive texts. The chapter is divided into lessons that include different subtopics such as:

  • The definition and examples of persuasive texts
  • How to evaluate reasoning in an article
  • How to determine the reliability of sources
  • The purpose and audience of persuasive texts
  • The definition and examples of implied main ideas
  • Literary analysis and text types

Use the video lessons to get a solid understanding of each of these points. You can also use the practice quizzes to prepare for the types of exam questions you'll find on the test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: 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.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

2. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

3. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

Persuasive Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

4. Persuasive Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

Persuasive text is all around you, but do you ever take the time to truly analyze it? This lesson describes how to identify the main idea, purpose, and intended audience for persuasive writing.

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

5. Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

What's the point? If you're having trouble answering this question, you might need to learn more about implied main ideas. This lesson gives a definition and examples, along with explanations on how to identify them!

Teaching Various Text Types & Literary Analysis

6. Teaching Various Text Types & Literary Analysis

Teaching students about literary analysis requires a clear understanding of how texts differ and how various types of text can be approached. This lesson will provide a general pattern for helping students with the process of analyzing literature.

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