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Ch 17: Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama

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Let us help you prepare for the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment with the engaging video lessons in this chapter. Watch the lessons to learn more about analyzing literary drama and take self-assessment quizzes to test your comprehension of the material.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can watch comprehensive video lessons to learn more about drama structure, plot elements, dramatic monologues and more. Each video is designed to give you insight into analyzing literary drama so you'll be able to address the following on your Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment:

  • Defining drama, dramatic structure and the elements of drama
  • Understanding the plot elements of drama from exposition to resolution
  • Identifying the history and types of dramatic comedy
  • Reading and interpreting dialogue from a script or play
  • Interpreting the main idea and purpose of a scene
  • Identifying stage directions and inferring mood in a drama
  • Understanding character motivation and tragedy in a drama
  • Analyzing American drama

The instructors offer step-by-step guidance and text transcripts to help you fully absorb the materials. The videos are also presented in an entertaining visual format that makes the learning process fun.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in this Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama chapter are located in the analyzing and interpreting literature portion of the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment, which constitutes about 23% of the total exam. Utilizing the lessons in this chapter can ensure you fully understand how to analyze literary drama. You can also take self-assessment quizzes to accomplish this goal while getting some practice in answering questions formatted like those on the test.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple choice and many are accompanied by an excerpt, passage or illustration that you must read. Following each question is a set of four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best option.

16 Lessons in Chapter 17: Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama
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What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

1. 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.

Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue

2. Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue

Plays have a definite structure that can include a prologue, acts, scenes, and an epilogue. In this lesson, you'll learn about each of those parts and how they fit together to form a play.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

3. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution

4. Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution

Plays follow a predictable pattern that is referred to as their dramatic structure. In this lesson, you'll learn the five parts of dramatic structure, and you'll have the opportunity to test yourself at the end with a short quiz.

Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

5. Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

Everyone loves to laugh, and sometimes it's at the most inappropriate times. Even the ancient Greeks loved a dirty joke or two! Learn more in this video about dramatic comedy, its history and types.

Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

6. Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

Would you believe Curly, Larry, and Moe, The Three Stooges, are simply practicing a centuries-old form of drama? Learn more about how horseplay and high energy contribute to the dramatic comedy sub-genre called farce.

Dramatic Monologue: Definition & Examples

7. Dramatic Monologue: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the dramatic monologue, a long piece of dialogue by one character that reveals the character's inner feelings, whether it be in a play, poem or novel.

Reading & Interpreting Dialogue from a Script or Play

8. Reading & Interpreting Dialogue from a Script or Play

Interpreting lines from a play means more than understanding the definitions of the words. In this lesson, you'll learn how to tap into the emotional content of lines and develop an interpretation.

Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene

9. Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene

Essays usually have a stated main idea, but it's not as obvious in a play. In this lesson, you'll learn a technique that will help you determine the main idea and purpose of a dramatic scene.

Identifying Stage Directions in a Drama

10. Identifying Stage Directions in a Drama

Plays don't only contain the words the characters say; they also have stage directions. In this lesson, you'll learn how to distinguish stage directions from dialogue and what the most common directions mean.

Inferring Mood in Drama

11. Inferring Mood in Drama

When reading a play, the reader must figure out what the overall mood is using evidence found within the text. This lesson will teach you where to look in the script to find the clues to the mood.

Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama

12. Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama

Characters in plays have two ways of communicating with the audience and each other. They can use verbal or nonverbal forms of communication. In this lesson, you'll learn about how both are used in drama.

Character Motivation in a Drama

13. Character Motivation in a Drama

Motivation is a term that applies to many aspects of life. In this lesson, you'll apply the term to literature and learn how motivation functions in a play.

Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

14. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.

Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

15. Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

This lecture examines the function of theatre in Greek culture and religion, with special focus on the Athenians. It then explores the three different sorts of Greek theatre: satyr plays, comedy and tragedy, citing specific examples. Finally, we study the impact of theatre on Western civilization.

Analyzing American Drama: Techniques and Plays

16. Analyzing American Drama: Techniques and Plays

Plays are often developed with the use of a number of literary techniques. This lesson explores the use of symbolism, motifs, flashbacks, and monologues in American drama.

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