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Ch 5: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Inference, Context & Comprehension

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This chapter's online video lessons address inference, context and comprehension. Expand your knowledge in these areas in preparation for passing the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. The lessons include 5-question self-assessment quizzes.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA - Inference, Context and Comprehension - Chapter Summary

Before you take the NMTA Middle Grades Middle Grades examination, you could brush up on strategies for interpreting literary meaning and determining how events unfold in a reading selection. You could also further explore the implications of allusions and analogies during your review of this chapter's material. Watch the tutorial video lessons in order to:

  • Interpret literature by utilizing text
  • Learn more about intended meanings and literary inferences
  • Explore the structure and sequence of informational text
  • Define and apply context
  • Discover the effects of word choice on tone and meaning,
  • Understand the significance of mood and tone in reading passages

Explained by knowledgeable instructors, these concepts will become clearer to you as you review the engaging online video lessons. To enhance your learning experience, take the lesson quizzes as you watch them. They include written transcripts and navigational video tags. You may print out your results along with the lesson worksheets, and submit your questions as necessary. Study anytime 24/7 as your schedule allows.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA - Inference, Context and Comprehension Objectives

The second content domain of the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination is titled, Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature. You'll apply your understanding of this chapter's subject matter during this domain, which amounts to 29% of the overall score. The assessment is computer-administered, and it consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. Your correct answers could qualify you for an English Language Arts teaching endorsement.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Inference, Context & Comprehension
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

1. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

2. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

3. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

4. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

5. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

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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