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Ch 1: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature

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Students may use the content of this chapter to prepare for the FSA - Grade 7 ELA test by reviewing key ideas in literature. These lessons will develop an understanding of literature's different aspects in preparation for any pertinent questions on the exam.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature - Chapter Summary

These lessons will address significant facets of literature for the purpose of strengthening relative knowledge tested on the FSA - Grade 7 ELA test. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Examples of themes and how to find them
  • Implied main idea
  • Plot and plot analysis
  • Climax, rising action, and falling action in literature
  • Identification of problems and solutions in readings
  • Theme development analysis
  • Character analysis in literature
  • Characters and dialogue
  • Plot, theme, characters, and how they are connected
  • Summaries

These lessons come in the form of brief videos that present the information in a clear and creative way. Each lesson is accompanied by a full transcript that highlights important terminology that may prove beneficial in exam preparation. Once the student completes each video, a short lesson quiz will be available to test how well the information was absorbed.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature - Chapter Objectives

The FSA - Grade 7 test for English Language Arts is meant to assess a student's knowledge of basic Florida grade-level standards in this subject. Many standards will be tested, including a student's knowledge of plots, themes, characterization, and main ideas. These lessons are geared towards empowering students with a firm comprehension of these standards and many others on which they may be tested on the exam. The topics covered in this chapter can be found in several of the content standards assessed by the FSA - Grade 7 - ELA test, making it a valuable resource for studying for the exam.

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature
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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.

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

2. 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

3. 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.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

4. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.

How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

5. How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss how to analyze a plot in three basic steps. We will take these three steps and break them down to understand how to analyze a plot by analyzing a fable.

Climax in Literature: Definition & Examples

6. Climax in Literature: Definition & Examples

Do you know how to identify the climax of a story? Learn what a climax is in literature, with examples from stories you might have read for class or on your own.

Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

7. Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

Every story strives to keep the audience interested. In this lesson, we will take a look at how writers create drama and tension through developing the rising action of the plot.

Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples

8. Falling Action of a Story: Definition & Examples

Stories don't just end at their high point. In this lesson, we will take a look at the falling action, the part of the plot that comes after the big climax.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

9. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

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

10. 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.

How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples

11. How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples

In this lesson, we will learn to analyze characters in literature by comprehending, interpreting and drawing conclusions about each character. We will look at a story to practice analyzing characters.

Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

12. Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

In this lesson, we will talk about characters and characterization. We will explore the various types of characters, examine some methods of characterization, and pay special attention to the role of dialogue.

Connecting Characters, Plot & Themes in a Text

13. Connecting Characters, Plot & Themes in a Text

Plot, theme, and characters are elements in almost every story, book, and play. In this lesson, you'll learn how they work together to create an impact on the reader, and you can test your understanding at the end with a short quiz.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

14. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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