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Ch 14: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction

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Watch engaging video lessons to take a closer look at analyzing fiction as you prepare for the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam are available to gauge your readiness to take the exam.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction - Chapter Summary

Examine characterization, plot, tone and more to refresh your knowledge of analyzing fiction in preparation for the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer questions on the exam that address:

  • Defining and identifying types of fiction
  • Examining character roles and dialogue in fiction
  • Analyzing techniques and examples of the American short story
  • Defining plot and plot techniques in fiction
  • Understanding how to interpret tone in fiction
  • Examining style and interpreting figurative language
  • Analyzing how fiction draws on themes from other works

Watching the video lessons gives you insight into the methods and definitions that can help you confidently address how to analyze fiction on the exam. Instructors in the video lessons take pride in presenting the materials in an engaging fashion that makes the learning process fun.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction Chapter Objectives

The OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment is designed to gauge your readiness to teach this subject in the classroom and secure your educator license in Ohio. The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction chapter are found in the reading various text forms and analyzing and interpreting literature portion of the assessment, which constitutes approximately 29% of the total test. By using the video lessons in this chapter, you can strengthen your comprehension of the materials, while self-assessment quizzes and the chapter exam test that comprehension to ensure you're ready to tackle these questions on the exam.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple choice and most take the form of a short paragraph, sentence or question. Following each question is a set of four answers. You will be asked to choose one of the answers as the best option.

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction
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What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

1. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will learn about fiction. We'll take a close look at its definitions and its types and explore the difference between literary and commercial fiction.

Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

2. Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

In this lesson, we will talk about characters and characterization. We will explore the various types of characters, examine some methods of characterization, and pay special attention to the role of dialogue.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

3. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.

Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

4. Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

A novel's plot involves more than just what happens in the story. Authors employ a number of techniques, including foreshadowing, red herrings, backstory, and B-plots to enrich their stories.

Analyzing the American Short Story: Techniques and Examples

5. Analyzing the American Short Story: Techniques and Examples

Identifying the tone, setting, and mood in a short story can help you analyze that story. In this lesson, we'll think about those literary features in the context of a few well-known American short stories.

Interpreting Tone in Fiction

6. Interpreting Tone in Fiction

This lesson will explore tone in fiction. We will define tone, talk about various types of tone, discuss how authors communicate tone, and practice identifying the tone of some writing samples.

Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

7. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

8. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

9. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works

10. How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works

How do classic characters like Cinderella translate for our times? In this lesson, we'll discuss theme in literature, and you'll read about an example of how authors sometimes draw on themes from already existing works to appeal to contemporary audiences.

Comparing & Contrasting a Fictional Portrayal to Historical Accounts

11. Comparing & Contrasting a Fictional Portrayal to Historical Accounts

Many novels take events or people from history and treat them in a fictional manner. The author may make significant changes to the historical facts, but in doing so it can give the reader a deeper understanding of history.

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