Teaching Various Text Types & Literary Analysis


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Short stories are probably best to start with in teaching students about literary analysis because _____.

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1. There is no absolutely correct _____ of a work of fiction.

2. One way to explain literary theory is to equate a theory with _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assesses what you know about teaching students about different types of texts and how to analyze what they read. You'll review the types of texts to use with beginners and ways to start students with literary analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to test what you know about:

  • Why short stories are good beginning works for learning literary analysis
  • Explaining literary theory
  • How students can work in groups to work on literary theory
  • Texts that are not appropriate for beginners

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of literary work to determine which are easy for students starting to do literary analysis and which would be more difficult
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how to explain literary theory
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about how group work can help a student learn literary theory to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

If you want to find a deeper review of this topic, you'll find it in the lesson, Teaching Various Text Types & Literary Analysis. This lesson covers more information about:

  • Defining 'epistolary novel'
  • What plays focus on
  • The type of work written in prose format
  • Questions and discussion to use to draw out the literary themes and theories