Ch 10: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Point of View in Literature

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Watch this chapter's online video lessons and take its self-assessment quizzes in order to review the use of point of view in literature. When you sit for the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination, apply your renewed knowledge.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA - Point of View in Literature - Chapter Summary

Increase your capacity to analyze literary points of view and to transfer that knowledge to your students. Through its educational video lessons, this chapter could guide you through the review process as you re-examine concepts you learned in college. While watching the lessons, you'll have opportunities to practice using various points of view. For instance, you could strengthen your ability to distinguish between omniscient, limited and objective points of view. As you get set for the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination, this chapter might also assist you with:

  • Defining and contrasting first, second and third points of view
  • Identifying different kinds of narrators in literature
  • Explaining the role of the narrators in American literary works
  • Discussing how authors develop their points of view

The interactive video lessons on point of view in literature are available to you 24/7 via your mobile device or desktop computer. The video lessons are between five and ten minutes long, and they include written transcripts and navigational video tags as well as an ask-a-question feature. Take the short self-assessment quizzes and the practice chapter examination to determine how ready you are for related questions on the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA - Point of View in Literature Chapter Objectives

Display your in-depth knowledge of point of view in literature when you reach the second content domain of the five-domain NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. Titled, Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, the content domain accounts for 29% of the overall assessment score. Showcase your ability to understand and teach analytical strategies for evaluating literary texts as you pursue an English Language Arts teaching certification. The examination is administered by computer and it includes 150 multiple-choice questions. You'll have a three-hour time limit for completion.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Point of View in Literature
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Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

1. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

2. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

3. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

4. Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

Thinking about who is telling the story in a novel, and what he or she might be leaving out, is crucial to understanding that novel. Learn about the various types of points of view in American novels, as well as a few specific, noteworthy narrators, in this lesson.

How an Author Develops & Contrasts Points of View

5. How an Author Develops & Contrasts Points of View

The point of view an author uses to tell a story is of great importance. Adding just one point of view can change a narrative completely. Read on to find out how authors use point of view in writing!

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