Ch 9: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Themes

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Refresh your knowledge of literary themes when you watch this chapter's online videos. After utilizing these tutorial lessons, you could provide correct answers to related questions when you take the AEPA Middle Grades ELA examination.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Themes - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on the development of literary themes, and it provides insight into the ways in which you might identify the central ideas of major literary novels and fables. Watch the educational video lessons so that you can be ready for questions on the AEPA Middle Grades ELA examination. Reviewing the tutorial lessons can help you with:

  • Defining and providing examples of literary themes and motifs
  • Describing the process of finding themes
  • Understanding thematic statements
  • Exploring the correlation between a story's setting, plot, theme and characters
  • Discovering strategies for citing textual evidence

This chapter includes videos, quizzes and course tabs. The video tab allows you to play a five- to ten-minute animated video that explains the above topics in more detail. The quiz tab contains short assessments and worksheets that test your knowledge of literary themes. When you click on the course tab, you'll find links to related courses. In addition, written transcripts reflect the video lessons and an ask-a-question feature allows you to seek the assistance of experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Themes
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What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

Understanding a story's theme is critical to deciphering an author's message in a particular piece of writing. In this lesson, we will examine the idea of theme and look at some examples in actual literary works.

What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

3. Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

What's the point? If you're having trouble answering this question, you might need to learn more about implied main ideas. This lesson gives a definition and examples, along with explanations on how to identify them!

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

4. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.

Analyzing Theme Development in a Text: Characters, Setting & Plot

5. Analyzing Theme Development in a Text: Characters, Setting & Plot

Once you can identify the plot, setting, characters, and theme of a story, there's still more to consider. In this lesson, you'll get a sense of how all four of those terms function together to have an effect on the reader.

Citing Textual Evidence: Strategies & Examples

6. Citing Textual Evidence: Strategies & Examples

This lesson will show you how to avoid plagiarism by citing sources. We will look at several reasons why writers use quotes and how to integrate explicit evidence into an argument. Then, we will explore formats, footnotes, and bibliographies.

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