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PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Sample Literary Texts - Chapter Summary
If you'd like to prepare for the PARCC ELA - Grade 10 exam, explore this chapter. Its engaging lessons take you through the analysis of well known literary works and movements to show you how it's done. Analyzed works include: The Glass Menagerie, Candide, and Fahrenheit 451. By the end of the chapter you will have covered:
- Theater of the Absurd
- The Gift of the Magi
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The works of Amy Tan
- A Doll House
- Song by John Donne
- Ozymandias by Percy Shelley
- Contemporary African American writers
- Countee Cullen and the Harlem Renaissance
Written and video lessons are always available for review. Videos come with written transcripts to enhance lesson comprehension and interactive timelines that enable you to search by topic for a quicker review. Lesson quizzes and the practice exam will help ensure retention of important information for the test.
PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Sample Literary Texts Chapter Objectives
The annual PARCC ELA - Grade 10 test is used by several states as a way to gauge the academic achievement of 10th-grade students relative to the common core state standards. This chapter relates to portions of the exam that deal with the interpretation and analysis of literature. The questions on the computer-based test come in three basic flavors: multiple-choice, written response, and various technology-enhanced or interactive formats. Finally, there are three test sessions: Unit 1 - Literary analysis, 110 minutes; Unit - 2 Research Simulation, 110 minutes; and Unit - 3 Narrative Writing, 90 minutes.
1. The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis
Tennessee Williams' first big hit, 'The Glass Menagerie,' known as the memory play, fascinated audiences for its presentation of one man's vision of his past. This lesson will go into the basic plot of this story, as well as explore the major symbols and elements of style in the play.
2. Theater of the Absurd: Definition & Characteristics
This lesson provides a brief overview of Theater of the Absurd. We will learn about the history of the movement, key writers and works, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Voltaire's Candide: Summary & Analysis
Why is this short 18th-Century comedic novel not only an important work of literature but also one of the top-10 banned books of all time? Explore the wacky characters and shocking story line that is one of France's most recognizable contributions to world culture.
4. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry: Summary, Theme & Analysis
This lesson covers O. Henry's famous short story, ''The Gift of the Magi.'' We'll cover the story's plot, analyze some of its major themes, and finish with a brief quiz.
5. Fahrenheit 451: Summary, Characters & Themes
During this lesson, we will learn about Ray Bradbury's dystopian science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451, which is about firefighters who are tasked with burning books instead of putting out fires. We will cover the novel's plot, characters, and major themes.
6. To Kill a Mockingbird: Summary, Analysis and Quotes
How did a novel that deals with difficult topics like racism and rape become an American classic and a staple of high school English classes? In this lesson, we'll learn all about Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
7. Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club & Other Novels
Amy Tan is known for writing books about Chinese immigrant mothers and their American daughters, but her books speak to larger issues that anyone can relate to. In this lesson you'll get an introduction to Tan, her most famous book, and a few of her other novels.
8. Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play
In this lesson, we'll follow how ambition shapes the events of Shakespeare's Scottish play, 'Macbeth'. We'll explore the plot, characters and supernatural elements that are characteristic of this play.
9. A Doll House by Ibsen: Summary & Analysis
''A Doll House'' portrays how hard it was for women in the late 1800's to find independence from their duties as wives and mothers. In this lesson, you'll see how Ibsen's main character, Nora, decides to reject her husband and children, abandoning her family to find herself.
10. Song by John Donne: Summary & Analysis
'Song' by John Donne might sound like an innocent piece of poetry, but it definitely touches on a sordid subject. Find out what that is in this lesson. Below, you'll explore a synopsis of the poem and see it analyzed.
11. Percy Shelley's Ozymandias: Analysis and Themes
Throughout history, great leaders have come and gone, but great poems outlast them all. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of Percy Shelley's greatest poems, 'Ozymandias.'
12. Contemporary African American Writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin
In this lesson, we will look at the role of contemporary African American writing. The focus will be on authors Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and James Baldwin.
13. Countee Cullen's Role in the Harlem Renaissance: An Analysis of Heritage
The Harlem Renaissance exposed the world to everyone from W.E.B. DuBois to Ella Fitzgerald. In this lesson, we'll explore one of the movement's most iconic and resonant poems, Countee Cullen's 'Heritage.'
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Other chapters within the PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Test Prep & Practice course
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Analyzing a Text
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Evaluating Arguments
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Narrative Structure & Techniques
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Integrating Knowledge from Sources
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Sample Informational Texts
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Accounts in Different Mediums
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Comparing Mediums in Literature
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Reflective & Research Writing
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Organizing Ideas in an Essay
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Types of Essays
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Writing Successful Essays
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Language Facility
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Writing & Reading for Comprehension
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Grammar
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Punctuation
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Writing Mechanics
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Critical Thinking & Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Audience in Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Speech Types & Considerations
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Speech Development
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Delivering a Speech
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Designing & Using Visual Aids for Speeches
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Listening Skills for Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 10 Flashcards