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Ch 10: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Understanding & Responding to Literature

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Review how to understand and respond to literature by reviewing the short lessons in this chapter. Instructors enhance your interpretation and analysis skills to ensure you're prepared for questions on the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA test.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Understanding & Responding to Literature - Chapter Summary

When taking a test like FSA Grade 9-10 ELA test, it's good to feel confident for all exam topics. This chapter helps boost your confidence by improving your ability to understand and respond to literature. After exploring the lessons, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your ability to interpret literary meaning and respond to literature
  • Compare and contrast literary mediums
  • Discuss the Bible as a literary influence
  • Identify and describe sources of modern fiction
  • Define intertextuality in literature
  • Explain how fiction draws on themes from other works
  • Analyze two texts related by theme or topic

Don't allow the stress often associated with taking a test overwhelm you. Our instructors have already researched exam topics and created lessons that cover all you need to know about understanding and responding to literature. Your only job is to enjoy fun lessons that provide in-depth definitions, explanations and examples of the subject area. If you're worried about how much information you've absorbed from the lessons, take short quizzes to test your knowledge.

9 Lessons in Chapter 10: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Understanding & Responding to Literature
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Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

1. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View

2. Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View

In order to form a supported point of view on a piece of literature, you must be able to analyze and synthesize. Watch this video lesson to learn a few ways to hone those skills.

How to Compare & Contrast Literary Mediums

3. How to Compare & Contrast Literary Mediums

Literary mediums can be compared and contrasted according to various criteria. This lesson will give you the basic criteria for comparison and look at two versions of a familiar tale.

The Bible as Literary Influence: References and Allusion

4. The Bible as Literary Influence: References and Allusion

In this lesson, we'll consider the ways that many writers were influenced by various aspects of the Bible, both in the past and the present. We'll look at the way the Bible influences the stories and languages of writers and some allusions that authors make to the Bible.

The Bible and Literature

5. The Bible and Literature

In this lesson, we'll explore the idea of allusions in literature, particularly allusions to the Bible. When we understand the stories in the Bible, we'll recognize references to them in other types of literature we read.

Sources of Modern Fiction: Myths, Traditional Stories & Religious Works

6. Sources of Modern Fiction: Myths, Traditional Stories & Religious Works

In this lesson, we're going to see how myths, traditional stories, and religious writings serve as sources for modern fiction. We'll define each of these and look at examples of modern interpretations.

Intertextuality in Literature: Definition & Examples

7. Intertextuality in Literature: Definition & Examples

Have you ever read something that you know you've seen somewhere before? Some people might explain this as 'intertextuality,' and they wouldn't be wrong. Find out more about this idea that goes much deeper than literary deja-vu in this lesson!

How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works

8. How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works

How do classic characters like Cinderella translate for our times? In this lesson, we'll discuss theme in literature, and you'll read about an example of how authors sometimes draw on themes from already existing works to appeal to contemporary audiences.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

9. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.

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