Ch 7: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres

About This Chapter

Your students will be able to expand on their knowledge of literary genres by working through this chapter. When they are finished, they will be more prepared for the FSA Grade 8 ELA exam.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres - Chapter Summary

Your students can look through the lessons in this chapter to learn how to effectively compare literary genres. They will also be able to review:

  • Definition and types of literary genres
  • Different literary terms
  • Differences and examples between fables, myths and legends
  • Characteristics of novels
  • Modern fantasy literature and realistic fiction
  • The definition and characteristics of a mystery genre

After going through all of the lessons, students will have a better idea of the topics that are going to be on the Grade 8 ELA exam. The lessons come equipped with quizzes, so they can assess their knowledge correctly.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres Chapter Objectives

The FSA Grade 8 ELA exam provides teachers with information about how well their students are learning the Florida Standards. There are two types of questions on this exam: hot text and multiple-choice. Both questions assess a student's understanding of different literary genres. The purpose of the lessons is to get students quickly prepared for questions on the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: FSA - Grade 8 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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