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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your expertise at analyzing fiction as you get ready to take the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam. The lessons cover topics such as characterization, plot and style in fiction. After watching our videos, you should be prepared to answer exam questions on these topics as well as demonstrate skills with the following:
- Drawing inferences in fiction
- Showing how fiction can use themes from other works
- Comparing a fictional account to historical accounts
- Defining the importance of setting in literature
- Explaining first and third person point of view
- Giving examples of a flashback in literature
- Discussing types and examples of foreshadowing
Our instructors are experts in the field who have included information that's vital to success on the exam. You can study as your schedule permits, on a computer or mobile device. The format allows you to take your time in moving through the lessons and makes it easy to go back and review key points.
1. 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.
2. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots
This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.
3. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples
In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.
4. 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.
5. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech
In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.
6. Drawing Inferences in Fiction
In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.
7. 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.
8. Comparing & Contrasting a Fictional Portrayal to Historical Accounts
Many novels take events or people from history and treat them in a fictional manner. The author may make significant changes to the historical facts, but in doing so it can give the reader a deeper understanding of history.
9. What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the components of flashbacks found in literature. See examples of flashbacks, and then test your understanding through a quiz.
10. What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions
Learn about how authors use foreshadowing, both subtle and direct, as part of their storytelling process. Explore many examples of foreshadowing, from classical plays to contemporary stories.
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- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Strategies for Comprehension
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- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Essay Writing
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Research Paper Components
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Speaking Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Teaching Vocabulary
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- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Teaching Writing
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Assessments
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