Ch 13: Ohio Assessments ELA: Literary Genres

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Explore fun video lessons in this chapter to learn more about literary genres as you prepare for the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment. In the lessons, you have access expert instructors and self-assessment quizzes that can test your readiness to take the exam.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Literary Genres - Chapter Summary

When preparing for the Ohio Assessments for Educators - ELA exam, it's good to refresh your knowledge of topics you haven't explored in some time. The lessons in this chapter can help you revisit literary genres so you will be ready to answer questions on the exam that address the following:

  • Defining and identifying types of literary genres
  • Understanding differences between fables, folktales, myths and legends
  • Identifying the characteristics of descriptive, informative and evaluative essays
  • Defining autobiographies and period, subject, enumerative and annotated bibliographies
  • Analyzing folk and didactic literature

The video lessons offer a comprehensive look at literary genres, providing definitions and characteristics to help you prepare for your exam. The instructors present the topics in an engaging manner that makes the learning process entertaining.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Literary Genres Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment is designed to gauge how well you understand the subject to ensure you're prepared to teach it in the classroom and secure your educator licensure in Ohio. The topics covered in this Literary Genres chapter are found in the analyzing and interpreting literature portion of the test, which constitutes about 23% of the total exam. Use the video lessons in this chapter to learn more about literary genres at your own pace. You can also take lesson quizzes to practice answering questions similar to those you'll see on test day.

The assessment is composed of all multiple-choice questions and many are accompanied by an illustration, excerpt or passage. Following each question are four answers, one of which you will be required to choose as the best response.

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: Ohio Assessments ELA: Literary Genres
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Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

2. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.

Autobiography: Definition & Examples

3. Autobiography: Definition & Examples

This lesson examines the genre of nonfiction. Specifically, you will learn how an autobiography is nonfiction, with examples illustrating the concepts.

Period Bibliography: Definition & Examples

4. Period Bibliography: Definition & Examples

Find out what period bibliographies are, how they're different from other types of bibliographies, and how they're useful. Read the lesson, and then take a brief quiz to test your new knowledge.

Subject Bibliography: Definition & Examples

5. Subject Bibliography: Definition & Examples

Find out what a subject bibliography is and how it can be useful to your research essay or project. Learn what goes into a subject bibliography, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Enumerative Bibliography: Definition & Examples

6. Enumerative Bibliography: Definition & Examples

A bibliography is a listing of sources of information on a topic. There are a few different types of bibliographies, but the enumerative bibliography is one of the most commonly used. Let's take a closer look.

Annotated Bibliography: Definition & Examples

7. Annotated Bibliography: Definition & Examples

Learn what annotated bibliographies are and how they're used in the research process. In this lesson, we'll discuss what it means to annotate and what to include in annotated bibliographies for research essays and projects.

Folk Literature: Definition & Books

8. Folk Literature: Definition & Books

From China to Israel to the United States, folk literature exists wherever there are humans to tell stories or to sing songs. Come hear more about these pieces of oral heritage and encounter some examples of the genre that you're sure to recognize!

Didactic Literature: Definition & Examples

9. Didactic Literature: Definition & Examples

This lesson discusses didactic literature and goes over examples of this type of writing. Learn the definition, history, and a few literary examples of this enlightening genre!

Essay: Writing & Examples

10. Essay: Writing & Examples

What is an essay? An essay is a piece of nonfiction writing that expresses various genres or styles of prose depending on the subject, content, purpose, and audience of the particular piece.

Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

11. Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

A descriptive essay allows you to paint a picture for your reader in words. Watch this video to learn more about the techniques and elements that can help you fill the picture with lots of great details.

Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

12. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.

Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

13. Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

A good evaluative essay helps a writer present an opinion using criteria and evidence. Learn all about the evaluative essay and its components in this lesson.

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