Ch 2: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone

About This Chapter

Diction and tone can be difficult to pick up in text form, but this chapter in the FSA Grade 7 ELA course gives you a great way to review these concepts for your upcoming FSA exam.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone - Chapter Summary

Drawing tone and diction out of a passage of text requires you to pay careful attention to context and the attitude of characters. This collection of video lessons shows you the best tips to use for establishing tone and provides you with a way to study for the FSA exam when your test day comes up. The topics you will be studying include the following:

  • Interpreting figures of speech and figurative language
  • Types of morphemes
  • Using affixes and roots for meaning
  • Style in fiction
  • How to infer meaning
  • Drawing inference in fiction
  • Interpreting tone in fiction

These video lessons are all designed to be viewed on mobile devices as well as personal computers, so you can easily squeeze in a study session while you are away from home and have a few free minutes. On top of that, a set of self-assessment quizzes are included so you can have an idea of what kinds of questions to expect on the actual FSA exam.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone Chapter Objectives

The Florida Standards Assessment is given to a wide range of students in grade levels from 3 to 10 to test their knowledge of the content they have been taught in school. Questions on diction and tone can be found on the ELA exam in the form of multiple-choice and other layouts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

1. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

2. Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

Figures of speech can add humor or drama to any situation, but you have to understand what they mean in order to connect the dots. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to interpret figures of speech, such as verbal irony, puns, idioms, and hyperbole.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

3. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

4. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

5. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

6. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

7. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

8. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

9. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Interpreting Tone in Fiction

10. Interpreting Tone in Fiction

This lesson will explore tone in fiction. We will define tone, talk about various types of tone, discuss how authors communicate tone, and practice identifying the tone of some writing samples.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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