Ch 13: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

Explore the lessons of this chapter so that you can prepare for questions on the NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam related to the different types of persuasive texts.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

Through this chapter, you will be able to review the use of rhetorical modes of writing and the different forms of persuasive texts. Watch our expert instructors in this series of short, engaging and mobile-device-friendly lesson videos to improve your knowledge of:

  • Rhetorical devices and rhetorical modes of writing
  • Elements of persuasive texts
  • Propagandist and argumentative essays
  • The use of antimetabole

This chapter includes lively animated lessons that are narrated by real-life educators. Go through each of the lessons as many times as you wish. When you think you have firm understanding of the material in this chapter, test your knowledge with the practice chapter exam.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam is used to assess prospective middle grades language arts teachers' understanding of English language arts. This computer-based exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and you'll be given three hours to complete the assessment. One of the exam's five content domains, Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, accounts for twenty-nine percent of the score. This section will test your knowledge of strategies for reading persuasive texts. The lessons in this chapter will help you prepare for related questions by allowing you to review the different types of persuasive texts as well as uses for rhetorical devices.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
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Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

1. Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

If you've ever written anything, you've used rhetoric. Examine the most common modes in rhetorical writing and learn how you can use them in your life.

What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.

Propagandist: Definition & Examples

3. Propagandist: Definition & Examples

In this lesson we will begin by defining the term 'propaganda,' and then move on to learn what a 'propagandist' is. We will look through history to identify famous propagandists.

Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

4. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.

Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

5. Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

Rhetorical devices are used in language to communicate effectively and persuade. Here you'll discover more about rhetorical devices and learn how to put some of them to use in some persuasion of your own.

Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

6. Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

It's easy to get turned around trying to figure out what 'antimetabole' is, but this lesson should help point you in the right direction. Keep reading to find out more about this emphatic rhetorical device and see some recognizable examples.

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