Ch 4: PLACE English: Types & Features of Texts

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Clearly reestablish the definitions concerning the types and features of texts by watching these video lessons. Study for the PLACE English test on our site, or print out worksheets for offline cram sessions.

PLACE English: Types & Features of Texts - Chapter Summary

You may remember some of the more common terms and types of texts, but if you feel uncertain about those definitions, then this chapter may be just what you need to refresh your memory. Before sitting for the PLACE English test, get yourself reacquainted with the following:

  • Poetry and prose literary terms
  • The basics of literary movements and periods throughout history
  • Fiction and nonfiction types
  • Informational texts, drama, and speeches
  • Plot analysis
  • Setting, characters, and themes

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PLACE English: Types & Features of Texts Chapter Objectives

English teachers pursuing licensure to teach within the state of Colorado will have to take the PLACE English test, which is an assessment used to verify that educators know information concerning the five key subareas within this field. Multiple-choice questions on the test ask about such topics as reading, visual communication, writing, written communication, and oral communication. The topics reviewed in this chapter about the types and features of texts have been chosen specifically to meet some of the objectives from the literature section. Our lessons can provide you with clarification about genres, fiction types, and narrative devices, and you will need to possess a clear understanding of these topics to do well on this section of the test.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: PLACE English: Types & Features of Texts
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Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

1. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

3. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

4. 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.

What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

5. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.

What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

6. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

8. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.

What is Plot? - Examples & Definition

9. What is Plot? - Examples & Definition

Plot is a literary term that refers to how narrative points are arranged to make a story understandable to the reader or observer. This lesson will look at the definition of plot, as well as examples of plot from well-known stories.

How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

10. How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss how to analyze a plot in three basic steps. We will take these three steps and break them down to understand how to analyze a plot by analyzing a fable.

Character in Literature: Definition, Types & Development

11. Character in Literature: Definition, Types & Development

What do Cinderella's stepsisters, Jeannine Matthews, and Neville Longbottom have in common? They are all characters in literature. This lesson focuses on what a character is by using specific examples to illustrate various types of characters.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

12. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.

Themes in Literature: Examples and Explanation

13. Themes in Literature: Examples and Explanation

One of the most common things that students are asked to do in middle school is to discuss the theme of a story. In this lesson, you'll learn about themes, and you'll read three examples from well-known stories.

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