Ch 1: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Analyzing a Text

About This Chapter

In order to expand your ability to analyze texts, you can review the lessons in this chapter. They were made to help you efficiently prepare for the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Analyzing a Text - Chapter Summary

Analyzing text is the primary focus of the lessons in this chapter. Go through each lesson and try to retain many details about:

  • The definition of inference
  • Finding the central idea of a text
  • Recognizing multiple themes
  • The definition and concept of summary
  • The connection of ideas
  • The application of context
  • Determining the meaning of words using context
  • Supporting details

If you'd like to know more about the topics you'll be faced with during the PARCC ELA Grade 11 exam, you need to remember as many details as you can from this chapter. Watch several videos on the above subjects and ask questions of the expert instructors through the interactive Dashboard.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Analyzing a Text Chapter Objectives

Taking the PARCC ELA Grade 11 exam gives you the chance to assess the skills and knowledge you picked up, which will be needed for postsecondary education or a career. All of the questions included in this exam are multiple-choice. The material discussed in this educational chapter is part of the ELA portion of the exam. Reviewing each lesson, you will be able to pick up the skills needed to properly analyze a text. In turn, you could be ready for relevant topics on the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Analyzing a Text
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What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

1. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

2. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.

Identifying Multiple Themes & Theme Hierarchy

3. Identifying Multiple Themes & Theme Hierarchy

Most works of literature feature several themes at once. Some of these themes are more important than others. In this lesson, we will be defining theme, and discussing methods for identifying and ranking themes as they appear in a work of literature.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

4. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.

How Ideas Are Connected in a Text

5. How Ideas Are Connected in a Text

The lesson will focus on describing strategies used for ensuring coherence and cohesion in a historical text. It will help readers to learn how both are used, while using examples from an American History and World History text.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

6. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

7. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

8. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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