Ch 7: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Organization in Writing

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Explore the video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of organization in writing. Taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can solidify that knowledge while helping you prepare for the Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Organization in Writing - Chapter Summary

The short and engaging video lessons in this chapter can help you prepare for the Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test by giving you greater insight into writing organization. After watching the videos, you should be able to address the following on the exam:

  • Defining structure, epithet, paradox, anecdote and allegory in literature
  • Identifying organization, the problem and solution in a reading selection
  • Finding cause and effect in a reading selection
  • Examining the differences between personification and apostrophe
  • Defining symbolism, imagery, parallelism and intertextuality in literature

Instructors in the video lessons make it simple for you to learn more about organization in writing by offering comprehensive definitions and examples that ensure you understand the materials. The videos are presented in a high-quality visual format that makes the learning process entertaining.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Organization in Writing Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test helps to ensure you're ready to secure your educator license in Ohio and teach English language arts in the middle school classroom. Topics covered in the OAE Middle Grades ELA: Organization in Writing chapter are found in the reading various text forms and analyzing and interpreting literature portion of the test. This section constitutes approximately 29% of the entire exam. In addition to watching videos, you can access video transcripts to easily review the lessons. Self-assessment quizzes are also available to gauge your comprehension of the materials while allowing you to answer questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on test day.

All of the questions on the exam are multiple choice and many are accompanied by an illustration, excerpt or passage that you must first read. Each question is followed by four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best option.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Organization in Writing
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Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples

1. Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn exactly what is meant by structure of literature. Some common methods of organization are provided. The main focus will explore the narrative structure of literature, using the popular story of Cinderella to help understand the various elements associated with this structure.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

2. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

3. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

4. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

5. Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

Learn about allegories and how stories can be used to deliver messages, lessons or even commentaries on big concepts and institutions. Explore how allegories range from straightforward to heavily-veiled and subtle.

Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

6. Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

In this lesson, explore how writers use personification to give human characteristics to objects, ideas, and animals. Learn about apostrophe, or when characters speak to objects, ideas, and even imaginary people as if they were also characters.

What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama

7. What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama

In this lesson, learn about catharsis, a purging of feelings that occurs when audiences have strong emotional reactions to a work of literature. Explore examples of literary works which lead to catharsis, including tragedies.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

8. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.

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