Ch 7: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres

About This Chapter

The Comparing Literary Genres chapter of our FSA - Grade 7 ELA preparation course will help your students understand the different concepts that make different literary genres unique and effective ways to compare different forms of literature. Use our short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to help them succeed on the Grade 7 ELA Reading Standards for Literature section.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors will show your students different forms that literature can take and the distinct differences that make those genres unique. Our video lessons will show:

  • The definition, types and characteristics of literary genres
  • Poetry as a literary form
  • Fables, folklore, myths and legends
  • Realistic fiction
  • Definition, characteristics and examples of novels
  • Characteristics of mystery modern fantasy literature

Instructors will go through these concepts with your students in order to better prepare them for the examination. Knowing the basic concepts behind literary genres will allow them to more effectively draw on that information when it comes time to answer questions related to literary genre and it's different forms on the exam.

Our short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will provide your students with the literary genre concepts that they need to help them answer comparative literature analysis questions and questions regarding different literary forms on the Grade 7 ELA. Each video lessons is conveniently equipped with video tags and an accurate transcript so you'll never have to worry about missing information.

FSA Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres Chapter Objectives

The Grade 7 ELA (English Language Arts) is used to measure students' proficiency related to the English Language. Our Comparing Literary Genres chapter will provide benefit for a number of different questions on the Grade 7 ELA, particularly in the reading section. This guide will be especially applicable to questions on the structure of texts , evaluating content presented in diverse formats and analyzing how two or more texts address similar themes or topics.

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
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Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.

Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

2. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

3. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

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.

Folk Literature: Definition & Books

5. Folk Literature: Definition & Books

From China to Israel to the United States, folk literature exists wherever there are humans to tell stories or to sing songs. Come hear more about these pieces of oral heritage and encounter some examples of the genre that you're sure to recognize!

What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

6. What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Short stories and novels that make you feel like you are getting to know real people dealing with believable situations can be considered realistic fiction. Watch this lesson to learn about realistic fiction and then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Novels: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. Novels: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

We've all seen shelves full of them. We've all read at least one in our lifetimes. But could you give a definition of 'novel'? Keep reading to find out more about the novel's characteristics and encounter some examples of this literary form!

Nonfiction Novel: Definition & Examples

8. Nonfiction Novel: Definition & Examples

Discover the genre that captures the drama of the novel, only with true life facts. This lesson describes the nonfiction literary genre, as well as genre techniques and famous examples.

What is Modern Fantasy Literature? - Definition, Authors & Novels

9. What is Modern Fantasy Literature? - Definition, Authors & Novels

Wizards, werewolves, and all manner of wondrous places wait for you in this lesson! Come discover modern fantasy literature and meet some of the authors and their works that have made the genre what it is today.

Mystery Genre: Definition, Characteristics & Elements

10. Mystery Genre: Definition, Characteristics & Elements

In this lesson, we'll define the mystery genre of detective writing and examine some of the characteristics and elements that make this genre unique, such as the use of dramatic tension.

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