About This Chapter
4th Grade English: Reading Literary Texts - Chapter Summary
Have your 4th graders work through this collection of engaging English lessons to learn and review topics related to literary texts, such as theme, setting, allusions, point-of-view and more. These lessons are designed to simplify literary text concepts in a way that 4th graders can easily understand and remember. To make sure your students fully understand these literary text concepts, we've included short multiple-choice quizzes that you can assign them following each lesson.
- Literary themes
- How to describe setting, events and characters
- Understanding the differences between prose, drama and poems
- Comparing and contrasting point-of-view and similar themes
- Connecting story texts and presentation
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help reading literary texts will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about literary themes, setting, characters, allusions and more.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding literary texts
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about literary text concepts
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about literary texts
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover literary text topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about literary texts.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands literary text concepts by completing the 4th Grade English: Reading Literary Texts chapter exam.
1. Theme Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Every story has a theme, sometimes multiple themes! Once you understand theme, you'll begin to understand what you read much better. Read on to learn what theme is and how to identify theme in a story.
2. Describing a Character, Setting or Event: Lesson for Kids
Oftentimes, when reading a story, there are dynamic characters, settings and events that make the story a fun read. In this lesson, you'll learn how to describe a character, setting, or event, drawing on specific details in the text.
3. Identifying Allusions: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever noticed that authors sometimes refer to other literary or artistic works? This lesson will explore how and why writers use allusions, and will teach you how to identify and understand them.
4. Differentiating Poems, Drama & Prose: Lesson for Kids
Writers have many different tools they can use to tell stories and capture readers' attention. For instance, they might use different kinds of writing styles. Let's go over the differences between three popular styles: Prose, Poetry, and Drama.
5. Point-of-View Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Do you love to listen to stories and try to figure out who is telling them? If so, you are going to love learning about point of view. This lesson will teach you what point of view is in stories, the types of point of view, and how to identify the point of view.
6. Comparing & Contrasting Point of View in Stories: Lesson for Kids
If you've ever wondered who was narrating a story you were reading, you were thinking about point of view. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the types of point of view and explore the similarities and differences among them.
7. Making Connections Between Story Text & Presentation: Lesson for Kids
Many movies and television shows are based on books. Explore ways that you can make connections between books with the movies that are based on them by comparing and contrasting.
8. Comparing & Contrasting Similar Themes & Topics: Lesson for Kids
Comparing and contrasting details in literature from different cultures can help us better understand similarities and differences in each text and culture. This lesson will explore how to compare and contrast the central themes and story elements across multiple pieces of literature.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the 4th Grade English course
- 4th Grade English: Word Recognition & Understanding
- 4th Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 4th Grade English: Literary Terms
- 4th Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 4th Grade English: Stories, Myths & Speeches
- 4th Grade English: Poetry
- 4th Grade English: Parts of Speech
- 4th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 4th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
- 4th Grade English: Sentence Parts & Types
- 4th Grade English: Writing Basics & Techniques
- 4th Grade English: Types of Writing
- 4th Grade English: Speaking & Listening