Ch 7: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Analysis

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Let us help you prepare for the FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA test by exploring literary analysis concepts. Watch entertaining videos, read the text lessons and take short quizzes to boost your comprehension as you study for the exam.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Analysis - Chapter Summary

It's not always easy to know what to review when studying for a test like FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA. Fortunately, our instructors have created lessons based on topics you will see on the exam. This means, your only job is to watch fun lessons that cover literary analysis and ensure you're able to:

  • Define theme and climax, implied main ideas and summaries
  • Explain how to find the theme or central idea and analyze theme development in text
  • Describe how to analyze plot and characters in literature
  • Discuss character roles and dialogue in fiction
  • Share how to connect characters, plot and themes in a text
  • Identify and describe elements of drama, including characters, plot and setting
  • Demonstrate how to interpret the main idea and purpose of a scene
  • Discuss character dialogue, nonverbal communication and character motivation in a drama

The lessons in this chapter are each 10 minutes or less, making it easy for you to fit your test preparations in with your other school obligations. Review the lessons in any sequence you desire. And take advantage of ideo timelines that allow you to identify and skip to key topics within the videos without watching them in full. At any time, feel free to take short quizzes and a chapter exam to assess your comprehension of literary analysis. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.

14 Lessons in Chapter 7: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Analysis
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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.

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

4. 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 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.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

7. 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.

How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

11. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene

12. Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene

Essays usually have a stated main idea, but it's not as obvious in a play. In this lesson, you'll learn a technique that will help you determine the main idea and purpose of a dramatic scene.

Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama

13. Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama

Characters in plays have two ways of communicating with the audience and each other. They can use verbal or nonverbal forms of communication. In this lesson, you'll learn about how both are used in drama.

Character Motivation in a Drama

14. Character Motivation in a Drama

Motivation is a term that applies to many aspects of life. In this lesson, you'll apply the term to literature and learn how motivation functions in a play.

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