Ch 6: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature

About This Chapter

With the lessons in this chapter, you'll prepare for the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam and review the different structures in literature, uses of figures of speech, how to assess point of view and the functions of narrators in literature.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature - Chapter Summary

This series of short, engaging lesson videos features our professional instructors who will help you prepare for the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) - Grade 8 English Language Arts (ELA) exam. They'll explain structures of irony, figures of speech, point of view and narrations in literature. After these lessons, you should have a better understanding of:

  • Different structures in literature
  • Structural, dramatic, situational and verbal irony in literature
  • Use of context to understand figures of speech
  • Different points of view used in literature
  • Uses of point of view in suspense and humor
  • Types of narrators in literature

Following these lesson videos, read the lessons transcripts to fortify your understanding of the information presented. Then take the lesson quizzes to discover the topics you don't understand. Use the video tags from the quiz results to return to and review the parts of the lessons that explained the topics you missed. If you have a question about any of the topics covered in this chapter, be sure to ask our instructors for assistance with the teachers tabs of the lessons.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature Objectives

You will be administered the FSA - Grade 8 ELA exam to determine if you have learned what you needed from your eighth-grade English language arts class. This computer based test is composed of a series of multiple-choice questions, open-response questions and technology-enhanced items (TEI). An approximate 25-35% of the this exam will test your understanding of craft and structure in literature.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
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Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples

1. Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn exactly what is meant by structure of literature. Some common methods of organization are provided. The main focus will explore the narrative structure of literature, using the popular story of Cinderella to help understand the various elements associated with this structure.

Structural Irony: Definition & Examples

2. Structural Irony: Definition & Examples

Have you ever read a book and thought the protagonist or narrator must be crazy? Chances are they were actually participating in structural irony, which you'll get to learn all about and see some examples of in this lesson.

Dramatic Irony: Definition & Examples

3. Dramatic Irony: Definition & Examples

Dramatic irony has the power to make us laugh, cry, or (sometimes) do both at the same time. In this lesson, we'll explore the comedic and tragic uses of dramatic irony, using examples from Shakespearean comedy and Ancient Greek tragedy.

Situational Irony in Literature: Definition & Examples

4. Situational Irony in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will review the definition and purpose of irony in literature. Furthermore, you will look closer at situational irony and analyze examples.

Verbal Irony in Literature: Definition & Examples

5. Verbal Irony in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will define verbal irony as we use it in everyday life and its use in literature, look at the different kinds of verbal irony and then study some examples in different literary genres. Afterward, test your new knowledge with a quick quiz.

Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

6. 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.

Point-of-View: Definition & Examples

7. Point-of-View: Definition & Examples

Find out what 'point of view' means and how it's used in literature. Learn about some points of view that are used less often, then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader

8. Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader

Point of view is a key idea in literature. In this lesson, you'll learn several points of view that writers use and how those affect the reader. When you're finished, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

9. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.

How Point of View Creates Suspense and Humor

10. How Point of View Creates Suspense and Humor

Point of view influences how readers understand literature. In this lesson you'll learn how writers use point of view to create feelings as different as suspense and humor, and you'll be able to test your understanding with a short quiz at the end.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

11. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

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