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Ch 8: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Plot & Climax

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These video lessons and short quizzes will help you prepare to answer plot and climax questions found on the NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam. Use this chapter as part of your review sessions for this New Mexico teacher certification exam.

NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts: Identifying Plot & Climax - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons are designed to help you establish the ability to recognize examples of rising and falling action and to define such terms as anticlimax and denouement. The topics addressed in these video lessons will help you prepare NMTA Middle Grades ELA questions related to:

  • Applying plot analysis steps
  • Define rising and falling action
  • Defining climax and anticlimax
  • Realizing the important of denouement in literature

The lessons use short and fun videos to cover the material. The quizzes are best used to help you assess what you're learned in these lessons and are a great practice tool as they are modeled after questions found on the exam.

NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts: Identifying Plot & Climax Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in the Identifying Plot & Climax chapter are part of the analyzing and interpreting literature portion of the exam, which constitutes about 29% of the NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts test. The review of these topics will help you reinforce your understanding of plot analysis, climax, and action.

The NMTA Middle Grades ELA test is computer based and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. This certification exam is designed for those seeking licensure in New Mexico as middle school English teachers.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Plot & Climax
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How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

1. How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss how to analyze a plot in three basic steps. We will take these three steps and break them down to understand how to analyze a plot by analyzing a fable.

Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

2. Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

Every story strives to keep the audience interested. In this lesson, we will take a look at how writers create drama and tension through developing the rising action of the plot.

Climax in Literature: Definition & Examples

3. Climax in Literature: Definition & Examples

Do you know how to identify the climax of a story? Learn what a climax is in literature, with examples from stories you might have read for class or on your own.

Anticlimax in Literature: Definition & Examples

4. Anticlimax in Literature: Definition & Examples

One may have ruined your last trip to the movies, but anticlimaxes have also been leaving their marks on literature for centuries. Come learn more about these lackluster finishes in this lesson and see their effects in some literary examples!

Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples

5. Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples

Stories don't just end at their high point. In this lesson, we will take a look at the falling action, the part of the plot that comes after the big climax.

Denouement in Literature: Definition & Examples

6. Denouement in Literature: Definition & Examples

What happens in a story after the big climax? In this lesson, we will take a look at the 'denouement,' the part of the narrative that wraps up all the loose ends.

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