Ch 10: Interpreting Literature for 11th Grade: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Interpreting Literature chapter of this 11th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about interpreting literature. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the techniques for interpreting literature required in a typical 11th grade English course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other 11th grade English work.
  • Identify the literature interpretation concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our 11th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn how to interpret literature and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to use context clues, word structure and visualization; determine tone and mood; define connotation; or any other interpreting literature for 11th grade topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their interpreting literature for 11th grade unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in 11th grade English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what it is to infer intended meaning in literature.
  • Use prior knowledge, context and word structure to construct meaning.
  • Discuss reading strategies that employ visualization.
  • Determine the meaning of words using context.
  • Define denotation and connotation.
  • Explain how writing structure can affect meaning.
  • Compare big picture and close reading strategies.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Interpreting Literature for 11th Grade: Tutoring Solution
What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

1. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

2. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

3. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

4. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

5. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

7. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

8. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

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

9. 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.

Allen Ginsberg: Biography, Poems & Death

10. Allen Ginsberg: Biography, Poems & Death

In this lesson, we will learn about the Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg. After an examination of his life and death, we will look at some of his most famous poems, including 'Howl.' We will finish with a short quiz.

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