Ch 10: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama

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We can help you with important concepts relating to the analysis of literary drama as you prepare for the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam. Review by watching lively video lessons and taking the quizzes that follow.

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons found within this chapter to review what you studied in college about the analysis of literary drama as you prepare for the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam. The video lessons go over all the material you need to know, including:

  • Defining the terms, time periods and styles of drama
  • Identifying important structures of drama, such as acts, scenes, prologue and epilogue
  • Discussing characters, plot, setting and symbolism
  • Exploring plot elements from exposition to resolution
  • Interpreting the main idea ad purpose of a scene

Our knowledgeable instructors guide you through each topic in a manner that is clear and concise. The professional approach of our instructors makes the material accessible and easy to retain.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama
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What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

1. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue

2. Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue

Plays have a definite structure that can include a prologue, acts, scenes, and an epilogue. In this lesson, you'll learn about each of those parts and how they fit together to form a play.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

3. 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.

Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution

4. Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution

Plays follow a predictable pattern that is referred to as their dramatic structure. In this lesson, you'll learn the five parts of dramatic structure, and you'll have the opportunity to test yourself at the end with a short quiz.

Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene

5. 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.

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