Ch 11: Literary Genres - 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The literary genres unit of this 10th Grade English Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about literary genres. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Literary Genres - 10th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum
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Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

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.

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

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.

Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

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.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

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.

What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

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.

What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

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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