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Ch 16: Ohio Assessments ELA: Types of Fiction

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Brush up on your expertise in identifying various types of fiction as you study for the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. Our video lessons and quizzes can help you answer test questions on this topic.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Types of Fiction - Chapter Summary

Let us help you refresh your understanding of various types of fiction, their characteristics and authors as you prepare for the Ohio Assessment ELA exam. Our video lessons can help you answer exam questions related to following topics types of fiction:

  • Novels, novellas and short stories
  • Gothic fiction,
  • Mystery fiction
  • Christian fiction
  • Crime and detective fiction
  • Realistic fiction and science fiction

Our instructors, all experts in the field, have put together lessons that are both entertaining and informative, filled with examples to aid in your understanding. You'll enjoy reviewing these topics, and the lessons are available anywhere you have access to the Internet, via a computer or mobile device.

Objectives of the Ohio Assessments ELA: Types of Fiction Chapter

Passing the Ohio Assessments ELA exam is required for licensure to teach grade 7-12 integrated language arts in that state. The exam is divided into five domain areas, and questions on the topics this chapter covers are in the domain area on analyzing and interpreting literature, which makes up 23% of the exam's scoring.

The exam's 150 questions are all multiple-choice, delivered on computer. You can practice taking tests in this format with the brief quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. In addition, the quizzes offer an opportunity to assess your learning and see if you need to review any areas prior to reporting to the testing center.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Ohio Assessments ELA: Types of Fiction
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Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

1. 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.

Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

2. Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

In this lesson we will learn about 'Gothic fiction'. We discuss its characteristics and some of the authors involved in the genre. Afterwards, you will be asked to take a short quiz to test your comprehension.

Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

3. Detective Fiction: Definition, History & Authors

In this lesson, we will define detective fiction and its characteristics, examine the history of this genre, and look at some of the major authors. We will also discuss how the genre, though still popular, has changed today.

Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

4. Christian Fiction: Definition, Authors & Books

Since the time of Jesus' parables, Christians have enjoyed a rich story-telling tradition. Learn more about it in the present day with this lesson on Christian fiction, where you'll also meet some of the genre's prominent writers and their work!

Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

5. Mystery Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

First appearing over 200 years ago, mystery fiction has since become one of the most psychologically popular of the literary genres. Read about what makes the genre, as well as writers who have helped it become what it is today.

Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

6. Crime Fiction: Definition, Books & Authors

Crime fiction is one of the fastest growing genres in literature. Read about what makes it so exciting, along with some of the more significant writers and their novels.

What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. What is Realistic Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Short stories and novels that make you feel like you are getting to know real people dealing with believable situations can be considered realistic fiction. Watch this lesson to learn about realistic fiction and then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

8. What is Science Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

'20,000 Leagues under the Sea,' 'Frankenstein,' 'Star Trek' -- it's all science fiction, but what does that mean? Find out in this lesson where you'll learn more about the genre and its characteristics, as well as encounter some authors and their works that have made science fiction what it is today.

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