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- Learn how to infer intended meaning.
- Construct meaning using context clues, word structure and prior knowledge.
- Become familiar with reading strategies that use visualization.
- Determine the meanings of words using context.
- Differentiate between connotation and denotation.
- Derive the tone and mood of a reading passage.
- Explain how structure in writing affects meaning.
- Compare and contrast close reading and big picture reading strategies.
- Use text to help you interpret literary 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
10. Characters of the Aeneid
The great epic of Roman literature, the 'Aeneid' features a number of characters who are known to students of history and mythology, as well as some who are introduced for the first time. They will be the focus of this lesson.
11. Fantastic Mr. Fox: Characters & Quotes
It's a battle of man versus nature when three farmers decide to go after the fox stealing their livestock in Roald Dahl's ''Fantastic Mr. Fox''. In this lesson, we will take a closer look at some important characters and quotes in this story.
12. Paradise by Toni Morrison: Summary & Characters
''Paradise'', Toni Morrison's first novel after her 1993 Nobel Prize, is an impassioned story of reckless violence. Similar conflicts about women's rights echo the premise of ''Paradise.''
13. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: Summary & Characters
In this lesson we take a look at ''The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit'' by Charles Dickens, focusing on the plot as well as a number of key characters.
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