Ch 3: Literacy Development & Literary Analysis

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to brush up on literary analysis methods and approaches to literacy development. Lessons cover different types of foreshadowing and the use of red herrings. Topics and arguments in a reading passage are contrasted in another engaging lesson.

Literacy Development & Literary Analysis - Chapter Summary

The brief videos in this chapter discuss how literature is used to help children learn to read and examine an assortment of literature-based approaches. The individual steps to analyzing a literary passage are also covered. Additional material that you'll study in the chapter includes:

  • The use of literary motifs
  • Symbolism and imagery in literature
  • Inference and intended meaning
  • The major organizational structures in expository text
  • Using reference material in writing
  • Technology used for literacy development
  • How to properly cite online sources

Watch the fun videos covering these topics for a quick and effective way to review the material and verify your knowledge of literacy development and literary analysis. Any major points of a video presentation may be returned to in no time when you use the helpful jump feature in the timeline. You can further assert your grasp of the material by taking the practice quizzes that you'll see throughout the chapter.

15 Lessons in Chapter 3: Literacy Development & Literary Analysis
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Role of Literature in Learning to Read

1. The Role of Literature in Learning to Read

Literature is an important part of teaching children to read. There are many different activities that involve literature that teachers and parents can do with students to help them get interested and keep on reading.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

2. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

3. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

4. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.

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

5. 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.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

6. 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.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

7. 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.

Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

8. Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage

Understanding the distinction between topic and argument is an important part of becoming a critical reader. Here's the difference, with examples. Also review how to identify the support for an argument in a passage.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

9. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

10. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

11. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.

How to Cite Online Sources

12. How to Cite Online Sources

A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.

Literature-Based Approaches to Reading

13. Literature-Based Approaches to Reading

How can you teach students to read while also instilling in them a passion for reading? In this lesson, we'll look at different literature-based approaches to reading, including the advantages and disadvantages of each type, and how to integrate them all.

Language Experience Approach to Literacy

14. Language Experience Approach to Literacy

How can teachers make children interested in learning to read and write? And, how can they use the students' own experiences to help scaffold learning? Watch this lesson to find out about the language experience approach to literacy.

Using Technology for Literacy Development

15. Using Technology for Literacy Development

Technology is being used in almost every way imaginable to improve our lives.This has thankfully been the case in education, where technology has been used to improve literacy. Find out how this is so in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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