About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our 10th Grade English Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about literary genres. There is no faster or easier way to learn about literary genres. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about drama, prose, types of fiction, epistolary writing, poetry and non-fiction.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a literary genres unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Literary Genres - 10th Grade Unit Objectives:
- Study the various time periods, styles and terms associated with drama.
- Explain how meaning in prose can be conveyed through foreshadowing and the characters.
- Look at the main types of fiction, such as novels, novellas and short stories.
- Explore epistolary writing in letters and diaries.
- Compare poetry and prose; study poetry examples such as haiku, sonnet and blank verse.
- Define poetry terms like rhyme, meter and stanza.
- Discuss non-fiction examples of memoirs, essays and biographies.
1. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms
In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.
2. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples
Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.
3. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples
This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.
4. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories
Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.
5. 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.
6. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character
This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.
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Other chapters within the 10th Grade English: Homeschool Curriculum course
- Writing Conventions: Homeschool Curriculum
- Citing Source Material: Homeschool Curriculum
- Identifying Usage Errors: Homeschool Curriculum
- Drama for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Introduction to Literary Criticism: Homeschool Curriculum
- Ancient Literature for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- American Prose for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- British Fiction for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- African American Authors: Homeschool Curriculum
- Shakespeare for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Text Analysis - 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- The Writing Process for 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Developing as a Reader and Writer: Homeschool Curriculum
- 10th Grade Grammar Skills: Homeschool Curriculum
- Punctuation Skills - 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
- Reading Other Forms of Media: Homeschool Curriculum