Ch 19: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Examining Literary Works

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We can show you what you need to know about examining literary works in preparation for the OAE Middle Grades ELA exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you numerous ways of connecting with material so you can correctly answer the questions on the test.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Examining Literary Works - Chapter Summary

You can utilize the lessons in this chapter to assist you in your review of examining literary works during your review sessions for the OAE Middle Grades ELA exam. The videos review all the important material you need to know, including:

  • Analyzing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The poetry of Langston Hughes
  • Works by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
  • Jonathan Swift and satire
  • Themes in Robinson Crusoe
  • Analysis of Of Mice and Men
  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven
  • Major works by Laurence Yep, Lucille Fletcher and Russell Freedman

Our experienced instructors know how to present the material you need to master for the test. By using videos and quizzes, the experience of studying is engaging and effective and can also be enjoyable.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades ELA: Examining Literary Works Chapter

The OAE Middle Grades ELA is a standardized test designed to evaluate your knowledge and comprehension of all the areas that make up middle grades English language arts. The lessons in this Examining Literary Works chapter is part of Domain II: Reading Various Text Forms and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, which contributes 29% of the test questions. You can see how well you remember the material by taking the self-assessment quizzes that come with each lesson. The quizzes are also a good way for you to practice with the kinds of questions that will appear on the test.

There are 150 multiple-choice items on the exam. You will read a passage or question that is followed by several possible responses. From these, you will choose the correct answer.

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Examining Literary Works
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Themes and Analysis

1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Themes and Analysis

In this lesson, we will continue our exploration of Mark Twain's most acclaimed work, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through an analysis of plot, characters, and theme.

Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

2. Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

Langston Hughes was a popular poet from the Harlem Renaissance. His Jazz Age poems, including 'Harlem' and 'I, Too, Sing America,' discussed the racism facing African Americans in the 1920s and '30s.

Walt Whitman: Transcendental and Realist Poet

3. Walt Whitman: Transcendental and Realist Poet

Walt Whitman is now considered one of the greatest American poets of all time, but his work was not so well-loved when it first debuted. Find out what made the man and his poems so controversial.

Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis

4. Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis

Emily Dickinson was a well-known poet of the mid-1800s whose numerous works have stood the test of time. But what in the world did her poems really mean? In this video, we'll explore one of her most recognized pieces and analyze its meaning and purpose.

Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

5. Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

When it comes to English-language satire, few authors can top the legendary Jonathan Swift. Watch this lesson to learn about his two most important works, ~'A Modest Proposal~' and ~'Gulliver's Travels~'.

Robinson Crusoe: Summary and Themes

6. Robinson Crusoe: Summary and Themes

In this lesson, we'll explore Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' while examining themes present in the work. You may also learn some handy skills if you ever find yourself shipwrecked and having to survive on an island for 28 years.

Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

7. Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' is one of the most enduring American stories of friendship. Watch this video lesson to learn about its characters, main plot events and key themes.

Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis

8. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis

This video introduces Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven.' Through Poe's use of poetic devices and dark Romantic characteristics, he is able to achieve the 'unity of effect' to appeal to critics and the masses both during his time and even still today.

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep: Summary & Analysis

9. Dragonwings by Laurence Yep: Summary & Analysis

This lesson provides a summary and analysis of how Laurence Yep's 1975 novel ''Dragonwings'', a work of historical fiction about a Chinese-American father and son living in San Francisco in the early 1900s, compares with real accounts of the same events.

Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number: Summary & Analysis

10. Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number: Summary & Analysis

Lucille Fletcher's ''Sorry, Wrong Number'' is a 1940s radio drama, a play meant to be heard rather than seen. In this lesson you'll learn the plot and some of the major ideas from this landmark audio production.

Russell Freedman's Freedom Walkers: Summary & Analysis

11. Russell Freedman's Freedom Walkers: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will explore Russell Freedman's 'Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott,' and examine how the story's events led to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.

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