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Ch 12: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Genres

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Learn how to identify literary genres by examining the information detailed in this chapter. Each lesson provides you with characteristics and examples of different genres so you are easily able to identify them on the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam.

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

Examine various literary genres through the engaging lessons featured in this chapter. These lessons are designed to help you identify the key characteristics of multiple genres so you can successfully answer related questions on the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam. This chapter covers topics including:

  • Types of literary genres
  • Poetry and poetry literary terms
  • Fables, folktales, myths and legends
  • Folk literature
  • Realistic fiction, modern fantasy and mysteries
  • Characteristics and examples of novels and non-fiction books

Once you feel confident you understand the key elements of each genre, test your knowledge by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Each lesson quiz can also be printed to use as hard-copy study material. Complete each lesson at your own pace and go back to review key concepts at any time. Use the Dashboard feature to track your progress through the course. You can also send questions regarding the lessons directly to the instructors.

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Genres
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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!

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

8. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.

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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