Ch 6: AP English - Prose: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The prose unit of this AP English Literature Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about prose. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons, and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP English Literature Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about prose. There is no faster or easier way to learn about prose. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the different categories of fiction, humorous and instructive storytelling, or journaling.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Prose unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Prose Unit Objectives:

  • Identify the unique features of prose.
  • Understand the difference between mood and tone.
  • Learn how fiction is categorized by length.
  • Differentiate among fables, folktales, legends, and myths.
  • Discuss how diaries and letters convey stories.
  • Explore the use of parody, satire, and spoof in humorous writing.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: AP English - Prose: Homeschool Curriculum
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What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

1. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

2. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

3. 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.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

4. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

5. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

6. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

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