Ch 20: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose

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This chapter discusses prose analysis and prepares you to address related questions on the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. Watch these animated video lessons and take the quizzes in order to potentially improve your performance.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose - Chapter Summary

Expand your ability to understand and interpret the fundamentals of prose through this chapter. Consisting of several video lessons, the chapter can be used as a test-preparation tool. Prior to taking the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination, you can review about prose structure, prose poems and poetic meters. Reviewing this chapter could help you to:

  • Define prose and find meaning in foreshadowing
  • Explore a glossary of literary terminology
  • Provide famous examples of prose poems
  • Identify epistolary writing
  • Contrast tone and meaning in prose
  • Examine parody, spoof and satire

Each of these animated video lessons address a different prose-related topic. Available 24/7 via your mobile device, the lessons are brief and entertaining to watch. Video tags and written transcripts are included as well as an ask-a-question feature. Make sure to take the self-assessment quizzes that follow the videos. You can even print out the quiz results and study them offline.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA - Analyzing Prose Objectives

Among other things, the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination's Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain will evaluate your knowledge of prose. Demonstrate your analytical abilities during this domain, which accounts for 29% of the entire score. You'll be responsible for answering the assessment's 150 multiple-choice questions as you pursue an English Language Arts teaching certification. The test is administered by computer and has a three-hour time limit.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose
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What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

1. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

3. Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

What exactly is a prose poem? In this lesson, we will define prose poems, analyze characteristics of prose poetry, and learn about a few famous examples. We will wrap up the lesson with a short quiz to test our knowledge.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

5. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

6. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

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