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Ch 33: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Strategies

About This Chapter

Before taking the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination, discover more about expository writing strategies in this chapter. Along with tutorial video lessons, you'll find a multiple-choice practice examination and self-assessment quizzes.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

This chapter's video lessons will remind you of the main objectives of expository essays as well as the importance of presenting a strong argument. You can also become more practiced at providing reasons that support your stance in your essay. Prior to taking the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination for teacher certification, watch these videos in order to:

  • Define expository writing and expository text
  • Discuss the characteristics of expository essays
  • Provide examples of supporting details
  • Explain why supporting evidence is necessary in writing

Use these video lessons to get a handle on expository writing strategies in advance of taking the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. Watch or listen to the narrated tutorial videos, which are each between five and ten minutes long. Pause or rewind the lessons, or jump from topic to topic by using the video tags. You can submit your questions for expert help, consult the text transcripts and test your knowledge by taking the quizzes that follow each lesson.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Strategies Chapter Objectives

Questions on expository writing strategies can be found in the Modes of Writing content domain of the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. Throughout this domain, which amounts to 21% of the assessment score, you'll demonstrate your knowledge of the different forms of expository writing as well as the effective use of supporting details in expository writing. As part of the process to earn an English Language Arts teaching certification in New Mexico, you'll have to answer the computer-based assessment's 150 multiple-choice questions in about three hours.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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