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Ch 6: Ohio Assessments ELA: Organization & Structure

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Prepare for the Ohio Assessments English Language Arts test with engaging video lessons designed to strengthen your knowledge of organization and structure in literature. Self-assessment quizzes can test your comprehension of the lessons to gauge your readiness to take the exam.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Organization & Structure - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter can help you brush up on organization and structure in literature to ensure you remember the concepts necessary to answer related questions on the Ohio Assessments English Language Arts test. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to address the following:

  • Defining structure in literature
  • Understanding how to identify the organization in a reading selection
  • Examining how story elements interact and shape one another
  • Identifying the problem and solution in a reading selection
  • Finding cause and effect in a reading selection
  • Analyzing allegory, catharsis, symbolism, imagery and epithet
  • Examining paradox, anecdote and parallelism

The instructors in the video lessons make learning about organization and structure in literature fun with the help of entertaining visual effects. This unique approach to instruction can help solidify your knowledge of the subject as you prepare for the assessment.

Objectives of the Ohio Assessments ELA: Organization & Structure Chapter

You can watch the fun video lessons in this chapter to review definitions and methods that can help you succeed on the Ohio Assessments English Language Arts test. The topics covered in this chapter are located in the analyzing and interpreting literature section of the test, which constitutes about 23% of the total exam. Lesson quizzes can assist with this goal by gauging your readiness to answer questions related to this chapter on the assessment. They also offer access to questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on test day.

The exam is composed of all multiple-choice questions, many of which are accompanied by a passage, excerpt or illustration that can help with conceptualization. Each question is followed by four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best option.

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Ohio Assessments ELA: Organization & Structure
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Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples

1. Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn exactly what is meant by structure of literature. Some common methods of organization are provided. The main focus will explore the narrative structure of literature, using the popular story of Cinderella to help understand the various elements associated with this structure.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

2. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How Story Elements Interact & Shape One Another

3. How Story Elements Interact & Shape One Another

Story elements are not just individual parts of a story that function on their own. In this lesson, we explore the basic elements of a story and how they interact and shape one another to affect the story.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

4. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

5. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

6. Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

Learn about allegories and how stories can be used to deliver messages, lessons or even commentaries on big concepts and institutions. Explore how allegories range from straightforward to heavily-veiled and subtle.

What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama

7. What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama

In this lesson, learn about catharsis, a purging of feelings that occurs when audiences have strong emotional reactions to a work of literature. Explore examples of literary works which lead to catharsis, including tragedies.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

8. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.

Epithet in Literature: Definition & Examples

9. Epithet in Literature: Definition & Examples

Come explore the 'wine-dark' sea and meet Alexander the Great in this lesson on epithets! Keep reading to get familiar with the term and its many types, and get a chance to see these descriptors in action!

Paradox in Literature: Definition & Examples

10. Paradox in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn what a paradox is and what role they play in literature. We'll also look at several examples of paradoxes, including ones from Shakespeare, George Orwell and Joseph Heller.

Anecdote in Literature: Definition & Examples

11. Anecdote in Literature: Definition & Examples

All of us have little stories of funny or sobering personal experiences and have probably heard those of several others. In this lesson, you'll learn what makes these stories 'anecdotes,' as well as encounter a few examples of these brief narratives in literature!

What is Parallelism in Literature? - Definition & Examples

12. What is Parallelism in Literature? - Definition & Examples

Parallelism is a device used to make moments in literature memorable and alluring. Learn what makes parallelism such a powerful tool and read some famous literary examples.

Intertextuality in Literature: Definition & Examples

13. Intertextuality in Literature: Definition & Examples

Have you ever read something that you know you've seen somewhere before? Some people might explain this as 'intertextuality,' and they wouldn't be wrong. Find out more about this idea that goes much deeper than literary deja-vu in this lesson!

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