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Ch 16: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction

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Review this chapter's videos on literary fiction in preparation for passing the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination for teacher certification in New Mexico. The chapter includes a practice examination and quizzes that test your knowledge.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on the characteristics of various genres of fiction. While watching the online videos, you could review the plots and authors of well-known crime and mystery novels as well as Christian and Gothic fiction books. Use what you recollect in this chapter to correctly answer corresponding questions on the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. This chapter could help you with:

  • Identifying the particulars of several kinds of fiction
  • Defining Christian, Gothic, crime and mystery novels and exploring their subgenres
  • Discussing the audiences that different genres of fiction are geared towards
  • Providing examples of realistic fiction
  • Exploring the works of science fiction authors

Re-examine the types of literary fiction through these interactive videos. Maintain your busy schedule and review anytime 24/7 with the help of your mobile device or wired technology. Narrated by knowledgeable instructors, the animated lessons are brief but information rich. You may submit any of your related questions for expert assistance. Utilize the video tags to move among main topics and check out the text transcripts. You could also take the five-question self-assessment quizzes and print out the results for further study.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction Chapter Objectives

Consisting of five content domains, the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination is computer administered and includes 150 multiple-choice questions. The Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature content domain could includes questions that evaluate your grasp of literary fiction as well as your ability to teach related topics. This domain is worth approximately 29% of the assessment score.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
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Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

1. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

2. Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

In this lesson we will learn about 'Gothic fiction'. We discuss its characteristics and some of the authors involved in the genre. Afterwards, you will be asked to take a short quiz to test your comprehension.

Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

3. Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

In this lesson, we will define detective fiction and its characteristics, examine the history of this genre, and look at some of the major authors. We will also discuss how the genre, though still popular, has changed today.

Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

4. Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

Since the time of Jesus' parables, Christians have enjoyed a rich story-telling tradition. Learn more about it in the present day with this lesson on Christian fiction, where you'll also meet some of the genre's prominent writers and their work!

Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

5. Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

First appearing over 200 years ago, mystery fiction has since become one of the most psychologically popular of the literary genres. Read about what makes the genre, as well as writers who have helped it become what it is today.

Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

6. Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

Crime fiction is one of the fastest growing genres in literature. Read about what makes it so exciting, along with some of the more significant writers and their novels.

What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Short stories and novels that make you feel like you are getting to know real people dealing with believable situations can be considered realistic fiction. Watch this lesson to learn about realistic fiction and then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

8. What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

'20,000 Leagues under the Sea,' 'Frankenstein,' 'Star Trek' -- it's all science fiction, but what does that mean? Find out in this lesson where you'll learn more about the genre and its characteristics, as well as encounter some authors and their works that have made science fiction what it is today.

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