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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Test Prep & Practice course
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Conventions of Standard English
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Interpreting Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA Flashcards