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Ch 6: STAAR English III: Prose Fiction

About This Chapter

This chapter prepares you for content you'll encounter on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. The subject matter covered in these lessons deals with prose fiction.

STAAR English III: Prose Fiction - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors have assembled this chapter so that you can brush up on prose fiction. The lessons will help you answer STAAR English III test questions about the following lesson topics:

  • The definition and types of fiction
  • Plots and subplots in fiction
  • Plot analysis
  • Settings and character development in literature
  • Internal and external conflict
  • Points of view and the third person omniscient narrator
  • Interpreting tone and figurative language

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11 Lessons in Chapter 6: STAAR English III: Prose Fiction
What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

1. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will learn about fiction. We'll take a close look at its definitions and its types and explore the difference between literary and commercial fiction.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

2. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.

How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

3. 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.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

4. 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.

Character Development in Literature: Definition & Examples

5. Character Development in Literature: Definition & Examples

Ideally, literary characters experience change and personal growth just like we do. Learn more about character development and arcs, as well as how such changes are made clear to the reader through direct and indirect means.

What is Internal Conflict in Literature?

6. What is Internal Conflict in Literature?

This lesson highlights how a character in literature may experience an internal conflict and how this differs from external conflicts. You'll consider several examples and learn to identify internal conflicts.

What is External Conflict in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples

7. What is External Conflict in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn how a conflict drives a story. External conflicts are examined with examples from classic and modern literature to demonstrate the concepts.

Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

8. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.

Third Person Omniscient Narrator: Definition & Examples

9. Third Person Omniscient Narrator: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will define third person omniscient. We will then discuss why an author would use this point of view and then look at examples in modern and classical literature.

Interpreting Tone in Fiction

10. Interpreting Tone in Fiction

This lesson will explore tone in fiction. We will define tone, talk about various types of tone, discuss how authors communicate tone, and practice identifying the tone of some writing samples.

Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

11. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

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